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2008-12-04 06:00:00

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qatar Entertainment City (QEC), the mixed-use development in Lusail, Qatar announced today in a signing ceremony between Oryx Holdings, a Qatari based diversified group, and Six Flags, Inc., one of the largest, most widely recognized theme park operators in the world, that a Six Flags branded location will be open within QEC by mid-year 2012. The signing ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Qatar, attended by Assam Shaikh - Vice...

2008-09-29 06:00:26

Oman to invest USD 5 billion in domestic steel industry in 2008 Danube to leverage booming market by investing AED 50 million in a new steel facility in Oman The Sultanate of Oman is aiming to become one of the Gulf region's top iron and steel producer, with plans to invest USD 5 billion to boost productivity and construct new facilities as part of the government's efforts to broaden the base of its economy for the coming years. With a clear directive to further strengthen its position in...

2008-09-24 15:00:56

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 24 Sept: The issue of gas deal between the Islamic Republic, Oman and Pakistan will be pursued next week in Tehran. A group of experts from Oman and Pakistan will hold talks with the Iranian side on the gas deal next week. On September 2, Iran's Oil Minister Gholamhoseyn Nowzari visited Oman to follow up the Iran-Oman gas deal. During the visit, Nowzari said that Iran and Oman will pursue...

2008-09-19 12:00:35

Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website By Mubarak al-Hajeri Kuwait, Sept 19 (Kuna) - Kuwait has taken necessary measures as advised by the world health organization to prevent possible spill over of cholera, now reported in neighbouring Iraq. In remarks to Kuna on Friday, Dr Ali al-Sayf, the assistant undersecretary for public health affairs, said Kuwait had taken all the needed precautions after reported outbreak of the disease in Iraq. The...

2008-08-20 09:01:15

The Dow Chemical Company Reports Second Quarter Results Dow Chemical IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa) Delivers Quarterly Sales Record The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) reported sales of $16.4 billion for the second quarter of 2008, 23 percent higher than the same period last year, setting another quarterly sales record. Double-digit price increases were recorded in all operating segments and all geographic areas, with strong performance in the India, Middle East & Africa...

2008-08-19 06:00:48

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/859f20/uae_steel_industry) has announced the addition of the "UAE Steel Industry Analysis" report to their offering. The UAE is one of the most promising steel markets in the GCC region with production reached to 1.7 Million tons in year 2006. Construction boom, cheap and reliable gas and energy supply besides the geographical positioning are the major driving forces for the steel industry in UAE. According to "UAE Steel...

2008-07-27 15:00:25

According to Oman News: The 3rd GCC Youth Environmental Forum was opened at the Directorate General of Heritage and Culture Hall here today under the auspices of Sheikh Salim bin Oufait al Shanfari, Head of Dhofar Municipality. Salim bin Faraj Abdoon, Director General of the Directorate General of Environment and Climate Affairs at Dhofar Governorate, stated that the environmental changes in recent years are posing challenges to the world. The GCC states are sharing these concerns with the...

2008-07-22 15:00:39

According to Oman News: Mohammed bin Khamis al Araimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, affirmed that hosting of the third GCC Youth Environment Forum during July 25th to August 1st 2008 by the Sultanate comes in response to the directives of the GCC leaders who highlighted the importance of raising the public awareness of environmental issue and urging the public to preserve and protect environment against pollution and exhaustion. Al Araim also pointed out...

2008-07-21 15:00:31

By AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Jul. 21--ICANN EASES ON DOMAIN NAMES: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has relaxed the rules on internet domain names, which may eventually allow the creation of millions of unique web addresses based on common words, brands, company names, cities or even proper names. Under the new rules, domain names can be based on any string of letters, so that even Dubai could be a viable domain name. QATAR CLEARS VOIP...

2008-07-18 00:00:31

MMC Corp Bhd has won exclusive rights to build a power plant with a potential capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts in Ajman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its wholly-owned unit, MMC Utilities Ltd, signed a deal with the Ajman government in Dubai yesterday. MMC Utilities will have the sole right to do technical and economical feasibility studies. Once the studies are approved, it could set up a concession company that will manage, operate and maintain the power plant for 20 years, MMC said...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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