UAE launches national authority for scientific research

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its first national authority for scientific research (NASR) to coordinate and fund scientific research in the country.

The national authority for scientific research was announced on March 7 by Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE minister for higher education and scientific research. NASR will begin with an annual budget of AED100 million (approximately US$27.2 million). The authority hopes to receive additional contributions from the public and the private sector.

NASR will look to fund research projects in various fields, including engineering, technology, medicine, water and agriculture, proposing specific projects to be competed for by researchers at universities and private research institutes.

“Projects are going to be selected to help promote scientific research and the growth of UAE society and we will compare them with international scientific research criteria,” Gulf News quoted Al Nahyan as saying at the launch.

NASR will also train scientists and develop programmes for promoting public science awareness. It will also coordinate with government authorities on the issue of intellectual property rights, by providing advice on how companies and research centres should go about protecting their discoveries in the form of patents or licenses. It will also provide scholarships for researchers in the UAE to work on international research programmes, and organise national scientific conferences. NASR forms part of the UAE’s strategic plan to improve higher education and scientific research.

Zakaria Maamar, associate professor at the College of Information Technology at Zayed University, UAE, told Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net) that, “This initiative is another boost to the research and development activities that are carried out in the UAE. It will definitely provide researchers with the appropriate funds to sustain such activities and promote best practices in the community.”

Said Elnaffar, assistant professor at the college of information technology at the United Arab Emirates University, told SciDev.Net that, with this initiative, the UAE is taking the lead and setting a good example by building a strong development infrastructure founded on knowledge discovery and research.

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Ottawa Trucks Continued Its Supremacy And Control In The Market

Ottawa Trucks Continued Its Supremacy And Control in the Market


Jonah Miller

The Ottawa trucks company just lately held a get-together of its North American retailers of which announcement of its new strategies and initiatives that can help to maintain its prominence and place being a front-runner in the market and source of heavy-duty trucks. This company has established new item concepts and innovative developments, advertising and marketing methods and revenue equipment that can help to strengthen its place being the planet s front-runner in the manufacture of vehicles.

Within a keynote address towards the Eighty North American trader met in Naples, Florida, the David, Cartogec s US director for North America, guaranteed traders that an inclusive approach was being produced to ensure that retailers deal all the more products with the renowned tractors and as well how the business might continue providing clients having excellent products and services.

For the past couple of years Ottawa trucks has already been very carefully investigating their features as well as chances with a bid to think of new tips as well as re-invest itself in order to keep informed with the changing needs of customers. A result of that assessment is definitely an extensive preparation that may take Ottawa trucks to another level of purchaser value within a growing and even more competitive market. Wood noted that the firm is ready to exploit its benefits to further boost sales as well as increase of their products.

Brand new Projects in the pipeline


Basing on the results of the assessment, the company ends up which has an extremely challenging to complete listing for this year that also includes churning out more vehicles and also improving upon customer care. The company started upon a number of brand-new thrilling tasks and programs which are most aimed at further conditioning its market position, assisting to improve the revenue, improving the products on deal and also increasing this success and also efficiency associated with after sales customer services.

The Ottawa terminal tractor is likewise upgraded and revised by the company. The main points from the tractor improvements and improvements will likely be presented in the coming months yet customers should expect big improvements to the tractors. A few of the new improvements would include a better capacity dual air compressor that\’s likely to boost productivity by reducing trailer charging time period by nearly 60%, Hendrickson HN series rear tandem suspension will likely be provided for 6X4 applications and a great elective higher cab rooftop known as the \”SkyCab\” which helps ergonomics, visibility and driver s ease and comfort.


To preserve the dominance it has acquired in the market for yard trucks and terminal tractors, the organization provides quite a few methods which others are still in the pipeline. One sort of method is by helping traders to focus on the particular sale made as well as rental of Ottawa terminal tractors to the maximum potential of market in their localities. To help traders accomplish this, Ottawa terminal trucks is promoting a totally brand new and impressive ipad based application or instrument generally known as \”Ottawa Advantage\”. This app makes it possible for traders to work with advanced electronic materials (visuals, images as well as text) to be able to give details to the consumers the variety of features of Ottawa trucks and Ottawa terminal tractors of which set them apart from other tractors and trucks on the market.

With new application, traders will be able to enter with a customer\’s idea, use the app on either a smart phone, personal computer or a tablet and graphically demonstrate to the client the features and features about Ottawa trucks over different trucks out there. This may help clients to much better understanding about the products and save traders the time wasted throughout telling the features to the clients manually. There are other programs which are geared towards assisting traders which includes Quote master VIP, new software which allows you to get the product specifications, price details and could be employed to order

Ottawa terminal tractors

with a great convenience. The corporation has rolled out a national marketing program to enhance its market and company consciousness which involves a wide-ranging campaign in both print media just like newspapers and mags and electronic digital media like Televisions and the world-wide web. This will not only improve the company s market status but also help out traders to market solutions efficiently.

Ottawa Trucks has come up with a fresh gumption named Ottawa on Demand where customers can easily lease tractors from a lot of merchants on very advantageous terms. It will help customers exactly who need to have the equipment on a periodic basis and find no reason to buy trucks or tractors.

With the earlier mentioned initiatives and solutions in the pipeline,

Ottawa trucks

will surely continue to be a domestic name in the industry for trucks and tractors. For the time being, the sky may be the restriction for the organization.

Jonah Miller is an aspiring entrepreneur who has decided to commit herself in automotive industry specifically in

Kalmar Truck

to provide business a truck to be used in moving and shipping their cargoes in an easy and productive way.

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Lebanon goodbye to Syrian forces

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

As the last forces in the final Syrian pullout from Lebanon left, Bekaa Valley residents danced, waved flags, raised banners and cried tears of brotherhood in celebration. Tuesday afternoon’s Masnaa border crossing marked the exit from Lebanon of the last Syrian Army remnants, leaving 29 years of occupation behind.

A morning military gathering at Bekaa’s air base in Riyaq bid farewell to remaining troops and intelligence officers. Attended by military attachés and dignitaries from several countries, including the United States, France and North Korea, medals were exchanged and both Lebanonese and Syrian military bands played anthems.In the largely symbolic ceremony, commander of the Lebanese Army Gen. Michel Suleiman said, “Brothers in arms, thank you for your sacrifices. Together we shall always remain brothers in arms in the face of the Israeli enemy.”

The Lebanese government led by Bashar al-Assad needs to make quick political reforms to ensure the survival of his regime. The once-dominant pro-Syrian intelligence and security services are disappearing as the new government holds them accountable for past actions. The leadership vacuum must be filled.

Yesterday, the powerful head of the General Security service Jamil Sayyed, announced his resignation due to “changing political developments”. Raymond Azar, the chief of Lebanese military intelligence, reportedly fled with his family to France.

A former CIA operative in Lebanon and the Middle East, Bob Baer said, “They [the Syrians] are going to lose day-to-day control over Lebanon, once they don’t have the T-72 tanks and the military there to back up the intelligence units.” according to UPI.

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India: Jammu and Kashmir government orders private tuitions to shut down for 90 days

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On Sunday, the government of Jammu and Kashmir, India, ordered private academic coaching institutions for students until and including class XII to shut down for the next three months calling those institutions “distractions” for the students; with an exception of coaching institutions preparing students for professional exams.

After meeting the heads of some educational institutions, the state’s education minister Syed Altaf Bukhari said: “We had a discussion with our principals today to how to make the education system better. We have come to a conclusion that the distractions which affect our education system […] one of those distractions are the coaching centres”. He added the government is to review the status of the tuition centres with respect to their decisions twice a month.

High schools and colleges have suspended classes since the beginning of the month. Boycotting the classes, students protested against two encounters in Shopian that resulted in the killing of four civilians as well as twelve militants. Then there were protests against the gang rape and murder of eight-year-old girl Asifa Bano in Kathua who police said was held captive and sedated at a temple in January. Retired government official Sanji Ram and several others —including multiple police officers— were arrested earlier this month for, or in relation to, the gang rape and murder of Asifa. Asifa’s corpse was found in the village of Rasana on January 10.

Some of the protesters clashed with the state security forces, and pellets were fired over the protesters. Bukhari said, “Security of the students is paramount, that is why we kept schools and colleges closed. But now the students should control their emotions and go back to their classes […] Now, enough is enough, they have their protest and should attend school now.” Bukhari went on to add that they cannot “afford to have future a generation of illiterates and uneducated.” He said the students who come to the road for protests “would be treated as rowdies”.

According to an official in Jammu and Kashmir’s education department, the motivation behind the temporary shut down of tuitions was “when the coaching centres are closed, students would not have an option but to attend schools”. Coaching Centre Association president Junaid Yousuf responded to this ban, saying: “What is the point of ordering closure of coaching centres and keeping schools open? This defies logic. You are not shutting down the places where protests occur and closed those centres where there are no protests”.

“This distraction leads to fall in attendances in schools. We are not against coaching centres; we will first see how schools function. Therefore immediately we will request and order the coaching centres to stop their shops for some time[…] We are the custodians of the students and want that they are not distracted”, the Education Minister said.

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Kate Lundy and Tony Abbott assist in Olympic dreams with Gymnastics Australia’s artistic gymnastics team announcement

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bruce, Canberra — Earlier today at the Australian Institute of Sport, Australia’s Minister for Sport Kate Lundy and the Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott were on hand when the Australian Olympic Team formally announced the Australian artistic gymnastics team to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Melbourne-based Georgia Bonora and Ashleigh Brennan, Perth residents Emily Little and Lauren Mitchell, and Brisbane resident Larrissa Miller booked their trip to London.

Lundy announced the government’s A$4.5 million support for the Green and Gold Room in London. This facility, supported by the Australian Institute of Sport’s experts, enables performance analysis to help the Australian Olympians excel during the London Games. Lundy also mentioned Gillard’s Prime Ministers Challenge, which is not just for Australia’s Olympians and Paralympians, but seeks to encourage the nation’s young to play sports.

Abbott started off with a quip that the only gymnastics he participates in is verbal gymnastics. The opposition leader then told the media present that Australia’s Olympians have the country’s support, and congratulated the competitors on the hard work they have put in for over ten years to get there.

In a conversation with a Wikinews reporter following the press conference, Miller said the team does not feel pressure from the media or other teams to do well. They are very team-oriented and when it is time to compete, they ignore everything else going on and focus on performing their best. The team does not need to worry about anything but competing because the gymnasts get support from Gymnastics Australia and the Australian Institute of Sport to cover the cost of everything they need.

With encouragement for the Olympians, Abbott and Lundy spent time on the trampoline. In a show of bipartisan support, Abbott assisted Lundy out of the foam pit they jumped into, with Lundy returning the favour.

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Ontario Votes 2007: Interview with Green candidate Doug Anderson, Whitby-Oshawa

Monday, September 24, 2007

Doug Anderson is running for the Green Party of Ontario in the Ontario provincial election, in the Whitby-Oshawa riding. Wikinews’ Nick Moreau interviewed him regarding his values, his experience, and his campaign.

Stay tuned for further interviews; every candidate from every party is eligible, and will be contacted. Expect interviews from Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, New Democratic Party members, Ontario Greens, as well as members from the Family Coalition, Freedom, Communist, Libertarian, and Confederation of Regions parties, as well as independents.

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Six killed in Burundi church massacre

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Rebels from the Hutu-extremist “Forces Nationales de Liberation” have shot dead six churchgoers in Muhuta district, Bujumbura-Rural, according to army spokesman Adolphe Manirakiza.

“The first criminal attack was committed in one church at Muhuta district where a group of FNL fighters fired in the church and killed six people including a pastor. They also injured seven others”, Manirakiza said.

He said the rebels shot dead a local government official and his brother and also kidnapped a policeman in the same district.

“We don’t know yet why these people were killed, they may be executed because they refused to adhere to the FNL ideology, as the area where they have been killed is an FNL stronghold.”

Some 300,000 people have been killed since the fighting began in 1993.

Fresh talks between the government and the FNL have raised hopes among diplomats that Burundi can finally lift one of its last big barriers to peace.

Its leader Agathon Rwasa and Burundi President, Domitien Ndayizeye signed on May 15 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a cessation of hostilities deal seen as a significant step toward finally bringing the rebels into the peace process.

But the rebels and the army have clashed sporadically since the truce.

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G20 Summit plans to inject US$5tn into economy before 2011

Friday, April 3, 2009

The G20 Summit held in London, England concluded Thursday with an injection into the economy of US$5 trillion by the end of 2010.

Global trade would be supported by $250 billion (169.5 billion pounds). “We are going to act decisively to kickstart international trade. We will ensure availability of at least $250 billion over the next two years,” said Gordon Brown Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The International Monetary Fund IMF will have access to $750bn in resources of which $250bn will support special drawing rights.

Developing countries received $100bn which will be dispensed via Multilateral development banks. Towards this end, the IMF will sell off gold reserves.

China will support the IMF fund by $40bn, the European Union by $100bn, and Japan by $100bn.

There will be increased regulation on banking and credit ratings agencies. There was a commitment to clamp down on hedge funds, tax havens and toxic assets. To restore consumer confidence in the financial sector, a new Financial Stability Board will be initiated internationally. There would be new policies implemented to control pay and bonuses paid to the heads of banks and corporations.

The G20 leaders were adverse to protectionism and rallied to support international trade and investment.

The Leaders’ statement said, “We reaffirm the commitment made in Washington: to refrain from raising new barriers to investment or to trade in goods and services, imposing new export restrictions, or implementing World Trade Organization (WTO) inconsistent measures to stimulate exports.”

Eoin O’Malley, senior adviser on international trade at BusinessEurope, said “The measure also needs to be part of wider package to avoid protectionism and conclude the Doha round which will stimulate trade growth. The key point now is to move forward with Doha. The key now is implementation. G20 governments must act quickly to provide this finance to companies that need it urgently.”

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