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2014-07-16 11:03:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates announced plans to establish a space program and send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021 – the first such announcement by an Arab country. The Persian Gulf nation is famously fueled by the petroleum industry and is currently home to the world’s tallest building. Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said one of the mission’s objectives is to emphasize the...

2014-07-14 08:20:17

200-seat version of 737 MAX 8 now being offered to customers FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] continues to expand its product lineup, announcing a 200-seat version of the 737 MAX 8 at the Farnborough International Airshow. This option gives airlines 11 more seats of potential revenue. "This new 200-seat 737 MAX 8 ensures we'll retain our leadership in comfort, capacity and lower operating costs in the heart of the single-aisle market,"...

2014-07-09 04:20:19

World's largest 777 operator builds on airplane's success DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the order by the world's largest 777 operator was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. The order - a combination of 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs - also includes...

2014-06-26 23:05:08

International District Energy Association recognizes Ahmad Bin Shafar as leader in the global district cooling industry Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The International District Energy Association (IDEA) presented the 2014 Unsung Hero Award at its 105th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Seattle, WA to Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower Energy Solutions of Dubai, UAE. Bin Shafar, a proud citizen of United Arab Emirates, has made significant contributions to the district cooling...

2014-06-15 20:20:07

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates and NEW YORK, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways has congratulated Guest Ambassador, Martin Kaymer, for his runaway win at golf's U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Kaymer held his nerve to win the tournament, one of golf's four majors, by 8 shots after dominating for all four days, carding a -9 on the final day. It is Kaymer's second tournament success since joining the Etihad Airways Guest Ambassador program in January 2014, having...

2014-06-12 12:28:16

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: United Arab Emirates Vertical Markets 2013-2017 IT Spending Forecast http://www.reportbuyer.com/energy_utilities/oil_gas/united_arab_emirates_vertical_markets_2013_2017_spending_forecast.html This IDC study provides a detailed overview of IT spending trends and forecasts for 17 vertical markets (or sectors) and nine product and service categories in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This...

2014-06-11 04:20:16

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), hosted a glittering gala reception at the iconic Beverly House in Beverly Hills last night, celebrating the June 1 launch of its daily service between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/116883 Guests representing a wide variety of industries including entertainment, travel, fashion, and politics were treated to a...

2014-05-07 00:20:25

Newly renovated gate at Terminal D will now house two superjumbo flights DFW AIRPORT, Texas, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qantas Airways announced today that its DFW to Sydney service will be served with the Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft starting September 29. The upgrade to the Qantas A380 will mean that the longest scheduled commercial flight in the world will now be served by the largest passenger jet in the world. "The announcement of Qantas Airways A380 service to DFW is...

2014-04-21 16:20:52

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members eligible for double miles, discounted tickets on Emirates SEATTLE, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Emirates are teaming up to help customers explore the world, with double miles* anywhere across the Emirates network, as well as special fares on U.S. routes to Dubai and onward. "With our 14 partner airlines and more than 700 destinations worldwide, Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan is a truly global program," said Joe Sprague,...

2014-04-16 04:21:37

All-time great footballers' video campaign deployed at scale across PC, TV, tablet and mobile in 25 markets. LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Advertising announced Tuesday that it has been chosen by Emirates Airline and its media agency Havas Media Group as one of the key partners for its global brand campaign. The large-scale campaign spans 25 markets and runs across services including MSN, Xbox, Windows 8 and Skype on four different screens (PC, TV, tablet and mobile). The...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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