HDR Names Bekka Managing Director, Gulf Arab States
June 4, 2013
HDR has named Dr. Khalid Bekka managing director, Gulf Arab States, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In his new role, Bekka reports to John Scales, international director for HDR Engineering, Inc.
Dr. Bekka previously served as HDR’s economics and finance director, based in the firm’s Silver Spring, Md. Office. He has been with HDR since 1998.
Kuwait Commercial and government enterprise market key to Huawei's growth in 2013
June 4, 2013
At the forum, regional leaders from Huawei's Enterprise Business presented their strategies to support Kuwati ICT market growth and development by reaching further into the commercial and government enterprise space.
Over the course of thirteen years of operation in the Middle East, Huawei has gradually evolved its business establishing itself as market leaders in the telecoms space to becoming one of the fastest growing ICT providers in the enterprise market.
From sectors in government, oil and gas, utilities, transportation education, healthcare to finance, Huawei's Enterprise...
Kuwait''s KNPC to clinch KD-50.6-mln contract with Korea''s Daelim
June 4, 2013
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is set to sign two contracts within a couple of weeks' time, including one worth KD 50.6 million (USD 189.4 million) with Korea's Daelim, the director of the KNPC biofuel project, Abdullah Al-Ajmi, said on Monday.
The first contract with Korea's Daelim is linked to a project for renovating the FCC unit of Al-Ahmadi oil refinery, while the second is related to electric works, Al-Ajmi told reporters.
"The two contracts will be signed this week or next week at most," he said on the sidelines of the Kuwait Energy and Efficiency Conference (MEED),...
Oman Road Safety Association receives donations following successful charity music event
June 4, 2013
The funds raised were received by ORSA's Board of Directors and staff members to support the 'Safer Kids... Safer Oman' campaign.
In addition to the 2500 Rials donation, the association also received another OR2500 from Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and Oman Oil Company during the event. In support of the cause, Majan Events Company is designing a dedicated website for Oman Road Safety Association which is currently underway.
On the occasion, Eng. Amor Al Matani, ORSA Board Member, said, "MKP and Majan Events have helped us launch the 'Safer Kids... Safer Oman' campaign...
LUME-Lung 1: Nintedanib* plus chemotherapy extends the life of lung cancer patients with adenocarcinoma
June 3, 2013
For non U.S. Media Only
The LUME-Lung 1 Phase III clinical trial results showed that the novel investigational compound nintedanib*, an oral triple angiokinase inhibitor, extended life by 2.3 months for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) adenocarcinoma patients when added to docetaxel, versus placebo plus docetaxel.1 These results will be presented today at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago.
Amira Nature Foods Ltd Enters United Kingdom with Amira Branded Products
June 3, 2013
- Amira Nature Foods Ltd (the “Company” or “Amira;”) (NYSE: ANFI), a leading global provider of packaged Indian specialty rice, today announced that it has launched its Amira branded products in the United Kingdom. This marks the Company’s first sales into the UK market with five products across over 2,230 retail distribution points, including Morrisons Supermarket, which represents one of the leading supermarket chains operating in the UK with over 400 stores, as well as certain foodservice customers and a Michelin star restaurant.
SCAFA launches new Professional Certificate Programmes
June 2, 2013
SCAFA's Professional Certification Programmes consist of two independent full time professional courses and an intensive part time programme, with a SCAFA Scholarship available to lucky students. Each course carries an individual certificate attested by the Government and equips students with excellent prospects for a career in the hospitality industry based upon the skills acquired.
From 2 June to 18 August, SCAFA will be launching its first Professional Kitchen Programme allowing students of the age of 18 years and above to start and complete the programme in their school or university...
Syska Hennessy Group MENA Continues Growth and Expansion of Dubai Office
June 1, 2013
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., a global consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, is growing to meet the increasing demands of their clients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They are moving their Syska Hennessy Group MENA office into expanded space in Dubai’s Internet City,"...
James G. Carlson Selected to Join Board of Directors
May 30, 2013
The Board of Directors of the parent company of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and LifeCell Corporation is pleased to announce that James G. Carlson has agreed with the parent company’s financial sponsors to join the Board of Directors.
Mr. Carlson has more than 30 years of experience in health insurance. He is the former chief executive officer of Amerigroup, a position he held from 2007 to 2012. Mr."......
Tropfest Arabia, powered by Twofour54 inspires local filmmakers at film workshop in Egypt
May 29, 2013
The workshops, organised by TROPFEST Arabia and powered by twofour54, are part of a regional series aimed at guiding participants in creating short films for successful submission to the TROPFEST Arabia 2013 edition.
Over 200 participants attended the workshops, with more than 150 people present at the workshop held at the Artistic Creativity Centre, Opera Land in Cairo, and 83 people present at the session held at L'atelier d'Alexandrie in Alexandria.
Award-winning Egyptian filmmaker Sherif El Bendary, known for his numerous films including 'Rise and Shine' and 'At Day's End',...