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2010-04-19 07:29:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, April 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid urban growth in emerging nations has rarely been accompanied by foresight and planning. As economies expand, sucking more and more people into towns and cities in search of jobs and prosperity, the up-shot has too often been uncontrolled development, scant regard for building standards and an ugly urban sprawl. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/abudhabidma/42410/ But...

2010-01-21 02:01:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates and WUXI, China, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced that its Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Zhengrong Shi, was honored as a finalist for the prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize at an awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi on January 19th. The annual award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments that "reflect...

2009-12-21 04:58:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, December 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - Two Successful Poets are Ready for the Second Phase of the Biggest Poetry Competition in the Arab World The first live episode of the biggest Nabati poetry competition, "Million's Poet", was broadcast live last Wednesday on Abu Dhabi TV - the exciting journey to the top poetry title and the 5 million UAE dirhams prize has started in a hot competition between the best 48 poets in Arabia. From Al Raha Beach Theatre in Abu Dhabi...

2009-09-16 09:34:37

The government of Abu Dhabi is donating $150 million to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, hospital officials announced Wednesday. The gift, to be paid over five years, will enable the institution to hire more than 100 surgeons, researchers and staff members, the Washington Post reports. It was arranged by Joseph E. Robert Jr., 57, a prominent Washington philanthropist with ties to Children's and personal connections to members of Abu Dhabi's royal family. CEO Edwin K....

2009-05-20 07:00:00

ABU DHABI, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rashed Al Oraimi, the Secretary General, announced yesterday the official call for nominations for Sheikh Zayed Book Award; an international awards program to recognize writers, translators, novelists and publishers who contribute to promoting the Arabic culture. Named after the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award was launched in October 2006 to honor writers and boost the Arab...

2009-03-09 07:07:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the Arab World's most prestigious and well-funded prize, announced Professor Pedro Martinez Montavez of Spain the winner of the cultural personality of the year prize. Professor Montavez was granted the prize as a "tribute to his leading role in building bridges between Arab and Spanish cultures," said Rashed Al Oraimi, Secretary General of the Award. (Logo:...

2009-01-22 08:59:50

Barclays bank in Britain would need to compensate Abu Dhabi investors handsomely if the government increased its stake in the bank, a key deal-maker said. In a letter from Amanda Staveley, chief executive of private equity PCP Capital, to Abu Dhabi investor Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Staveley said if Barclays does have to issue new shares at a price which is, for example, half our agreed price, then you will automatically get twice as many ordinary shares for the money you have...

2009-01-19 12:04:00

Inaugural prize awarded to Barua for bringing renewable energy to rural communities ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual Zayed Future Energy Prize was awarded on January 19 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Mr. Dipal Chandra Barua, Founding Managing Director of Grameen Shakti for his visionary efforts to bring renewable energy solutions to the...

2009-01-18 20:21:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- iCrete, a clean technology leader and the world's premiere concrete technology company, and UNIBETON Ready Mix, one of the largest concrete producers in the Arabian Gulf, announced an exclusive licensing agreement today. Under the agreement, UNIBETON, headquartered in Abu Dhabi and the largest concrete producer in the United Arab Emirates, will use the iCrete System throughout all of its 22 plants in the region....

2008-09-24 15:00:56

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Masdar, Abu Dhabi's landmark program to develop sustainable solutions to meet the world's future energy demand, has established an international awards program designed to recognize innovation and leadership in the global search for future energy solutions -- the Zayed Future Energy Prize. The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognizes...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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