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Tony Douglas, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports to Join as Chief of UK Defence Procurement

UAE News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:05

Tony Douglas, the Abu Dhabi Airports chief executive will be leaving his post for greener pastures as he has been appointed as chief executive of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). He will be leading the procurement of the UK Defence Ministry. Douglas will join the new post in September.

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Speed Limit on a Certain Stretch of Dubai-Al Ain Highway Dropped to 100 Km Per Hour from 120 Kmph

UAE News - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:02

A change in the speed limit on a certain portion of route E66 of Dubai was announced by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The reason for the change in speed limit results from a number of accidents that happened on the highway of late.

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Earnings Guidance for Financial Year 2016 Issued by Red Hat Inc.

UAE News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:47

On Wednesday, Red Hat Inc. announced its update on the earnings guidance for the financial year 2016.

Reportedly, for that period the company gave an EPS guidance of $1.79-1.82 as compared to an estimate of $1.84 given by Thomson Reuter's consensus.

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USDA Revises Rules for ‘Actively Engaged’ Farmers

UAE News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:11

The U. S Department of Agriculture is revising its explanation of what is meant by farming, when it comes to subsidies.

The government is changing the rules for those people who get farm subsidies without doing any farm work. With the revised rules in place such people will receive less from the government funds.

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In an Effort to Boost Breakfast Sales Taco Bell will add ‘Biscuit Tacos’ to its Morning Menu

UAE News - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:03

To boost its breakfast sales in the U. S, Taco Bell is making some changes in its breakfast menu.

The fast-food chain which is a unit of Louisville based, Yum Brands Inc., plans to introduce some all new Biscuit Tacos.

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Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group’s Annual Profit Increase Forty Two Percent in 2014

UAE News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:05

On Sunday, Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group or the DHCOG which is division of a business that is owned by the ruler of the emirates and is involved in businesses like real-estate, hospitality and business-parks, reported a forty two percent spike in the net profits for 2014.

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Abu Dhabi Ports Witness Record Cargo Activities in 2014

UAE News - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:02

For the Abu Dhabi Ports, the year 2014 proved to be an excellent year as they celebrated a grand year for cargo handling. The Khalifa Port Container Terminal, run and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals witnessed a record 6 per cent rise in throughput while the volumes of bulk and general cargo increased by thirty seven percent when compared to the figures of 2013 figures.

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Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack to be Investigated by State Insurance Regulators

UAE News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:49

On Tuesday, Premera Blue Cross, one of the well known health insurer in the U. S disclosed that it had discovered a cyberattack on its database on January 29, which actually started on May, 5 2014.

The matter of the attack on the Mountlake Terrace based company will now be investigated by several states including the insurance regulators of Washington and Alaska.

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Protesters Gather in Front of Nestle Water Bottling Plant in South Sacramento Trying to Stall Operations

UAE News - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 09:45

California is struggling with its water situation as it goes through the fourth year of distressing drought which has affected the farmers badly, many of whom have been forced not to plant crops in their fields. That's not all communities who rely on water from wells have no or little to water to drink.

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Elizabeth Sullivan, the 104 Year Old Texas Woman Says Dr Pepper is her Secret for Good Health

UAE News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:05

For Elizabeth Sullivan, the woman from Texas, who just celebrated her 104 th birthday, the secret of her long life is three cans of Dr. Pepper everyday.

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SeaWorld Names Joel Manby as Its New CEO

UAE News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:01

SeaWorld Entertainment has earned a bad name for itself in the past for its bad treatment to the animals and to repair the damage now it has named a new chief executive who is expected to give it a better face and recover the falling attendance.

On Thursday, SeaWorld named Joel Manby as its new president and chief executive officer.

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Yahoo Shuttering Operations in China

UAE News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:51

Reportedly, Yahoo is saying adios to China and will be closing its last operations in Beijing. That would result in about three hundred job losses.

On Wednesday, the company said it will close its only location in china which is its research centre located in Beijing and will be shifting few of those tasks to its U. S offices.

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U.S. Government to Review Gulf airline Subsidy

UAE News - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:41

On Wednesday, the Obama administration said that it is in the initial stages of examining the claims which says that the Gulf airlines received huge subsidies which allowed them to gain in comparison to the U. S airlines. The review involves looking into unexplored territory and presents a challenging situation for the administration.

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New Web-Based Tools from Adobe will Allow Creating and Managing PDFs

UAE News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:04

Adobe, years back in 2011 did something new with its software which are mainly meant for various designers, artists and multimedia like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator along with some more and packaged it up with associated mobile apps and Internet services. The end result was termed as Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Mario Draghi, Head of ECB Says Eurozone is Going Through an Economic Recovery

UAE News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:01

On Monday, Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank said that persistent recovery in the financial sector is finally coming in the eurozone which constitutes of nineteen countries. He says that this recovery should be used by the entire union using the euro currency to fix all the problems that it is facing.

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Environmental Groups Dispute over Keystone XL Project Does not Stop Oil Pipeline Expansion

UAE News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:11

In North Dakota, about some hundred miles away from the proposed passageway for the Keystone XL pipeline, a recently built pipe line is carrying about 84,000 barrels of crude every day. The recently operational pipeline joins the sprawling oilfields in the state to the oil hub of Wyoming.

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Reportedly Blackstone to Acquire Willis Tower in $1.3 billion Deal

UAE News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:08

Reportedly, the Blackstone Group LP is going to buy the Willis Tower in Chicago for $1.3 billion.

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Before the Talks with Iran, Kerry Cautious About “Important Gaps”

UAE News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 13:37

On Saturday, the U. S. Secretary of State, John Kerry delivered an assessment which was an extremely cautious and well measured play of words before the next round of talks begin with Iran in relation to the nuclear agenda. He cited "important gaps" which are likely to approach the deal before its deadline of March ends.

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The Average Wedding Cost May be Higher than a Four Year College Education and a Funeral Combined

UAE News - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 13:34

Weddings are surely special occasions and every couple wants to make the most of it. However, the rising cost of the weddings which is increasing every year can actually stun you.

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Gulf Arab Allies Promise Millions in Investments in Egypt Boosting the Morale of its President

UAE News - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 10:47

Yesterday, the investment minister of Egypt said that the country is expected to sign agreements that would assist it to rake up $20 billion investment during the investment summit this weekend at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

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