Boehringer Ingelheim’s Investigational Therapy Nintedanib* Receives the First FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation in IPFJuly 17, 2014

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Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that for the first time the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for a treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a devastating and fatal lung disease. Nintedanib* is an investigational therapy currently under FDA and European Medicines Agency (EMA) review for IPF.


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Weyerhaeuser Veterans Hired by EcoPlanet Bamboo GroupJuly 17, 2014

EcoPlanet Bamboo Group has hired three seasoned executives from $8.5 billion timber giant Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) in a key step to ensure its continued success and global expansion, and has named Marvin Ray Risco as the Group president. “Ray Risco brings a unique set of high level global experience and success,” says Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo. Risco began his career in forestry as Financial Director for Weyerhaeuser Forestlands International and rose to become Vice President of International Operations, covering operations in Latin America,"......

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Al Ain Traffic Section Raises Awareness on the Dangers of Driving with Fatigue and DrowsinessJuly 17, 2014

The Al Ain Traffic Section affiliated with the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, organized awareness programs in the city of Al Ain about the hazards of traffic accidents caused by fatigue and drowsiness. The Al Ain Traffic Section urged drivers to abide by traffic laws and regulations as a part of the “For your safety, Adhere to Traffic Rules” campaign that prioritizes making the roads safer. The three-month-long campaign organized by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) aims to enhance traffic education"...

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Start fresh this summer with Yoga AshramJuly 17, 2014

For those who choose to stay in town to brave this scorching summer, Yoga Ashram is offering a specially designed Beginners Yoga Programme, crafted with unique postures, gentle but powerful stretches and pranayama by well-trained and certified yoga instructors. Demystifying the myth about the difficulty of this ancient practice, the program available is slower paced with more description and commentary accompanying each asana or posture that provide one with the tools to get started on a spiritual Yoga journey.


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Faisal Al Tunaiji Ramadan Council in Ras Al Khaimah Recommends Establishing a Studies Center Specialized in Social MediaJuly 17, 2014

The Ramadan Council hosted by Faisal Abdullah bin Juma’ Al Tunaiji, Member of the Federal National Council (FNC) in Al Ramis region in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), stressed the importance of establishing a studies center specialized in social media. The council called for promoting the cultures of family interaction with children who use social media in order to direct them correctly.


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Ahmad Al Nuaim Ramadan Council in RAK Praises MoI’s Efforts in Promoting Security and SafetyJuly 17, 2014

‘United in Responsibility: The Responsible, Confident Emirati’ was the topic of the Ramadan Council organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau at the General Secretariat of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Interior at the house of Ahmad Issa Al Nuaim, Director General of RAK Civil Service Department.

The council was attended by a number"...

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Yealink SIP-T48G Phones Geared Up and Ready For 3CX SP 6July 17, 2014

Yealink Network Technology, the leading provider of VoIP phone and IP communication solutions and the “Global Top-5 SIP Phone Supplier” has announced that its advanced SIP-T48G phones have passed SP 6 compatibility testing to be used with the new 3CX Phone System 12 which includes a host of new features. It also confirmed that the new firmware and template support for the Yealink T48G SIP Phone.


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Sultan Al Khateri Council Stresses the Family Responsibility in Promoting PatriotismJuly 17, 2014

During the Ramadan Council, organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Interior, the participants underscored the responsibility of the family in promoting patriotism through the various media, and the need to spread it among all categories of society. The council, which was hosted by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ali Al Khateri, at his house in Ras Al Khaimah, called for revising educational curricula, notably Islamic Studies; and leveraging social"...

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Training programs offer hope to Jordan's unemployed youthJuly 16, 2014

In a tiny car repair shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman, one can encounter the latest efforts to solve the country's sky high youth unemployment rate.

It's here that 23-year-old Khaleel Anwar can now fix his sights on a career after a year-long apprenticeship program.

"I learned so many things such as how to monitor a car using an electronic device, also how to fill gas the proper way using this device," Anwar said.


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Labour protests drop by 49% in first six months of 2014’July 16, 2014

The number of labour protests in the Kingdom witnessed a 49 per cent drop in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, according to a report released this week.

A total of 302 labour protests were organised in the first six months of this year, compared with 597 protests in the first half of 2013.


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