SodaStream Reveals April Fools’ Day Prank With Paris Hilton

The World’s Largest Sparkling Water Brand Launches “NanoDrop” To Advocate Using Tap Water And SodaStream For Healthy Hydration Instead Of Plastic Bottles And The Pollution They Bring AIRPORT CITY, Israel, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ:SODA), the world’s No. 1 sparkling water brand, announced today that it was the brand behind NanoDrop; a […]

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مايوركا تستضيف أول مؤتمر عالمي من نوعه للجزر الذكيه

برشلونة، إسبانيا الثالث من ابريل 2017/ PRNewswire/– في ظل عالم تسوده العولمة حيث أصبحت المدن هي مواطن القوة الحقيقة ومصدر الطاقات، ما هو الدور الذي يمكن ان تلعبه الجزر في المستقبل؟ وماهي فرصتها وتحدياتها ازاء مواضيع مثل الفاعلية والتخطيط العمراني وتطوير الاقتصاد المجتمعي؟ المؤتمر العالمي للجزر الذكية (http://www.smartislandcongress.comهو أول مؤتمر عالمي يُقام في الجزر الذكية […]

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Gemalto accelerates IoT adoption and innovation in Japan

Amsterdam, Apr. 3, 2017 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces it has been selected by SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) as a partner for On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) services enabling both consumer and industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) IoT connectivity and deployment of value added applications and services. Under the collaboration, Gemalto will supply […]

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‫تعيين شركة Alpin Limited (مدينة مصدر) لتكون مسؤول التشغيل التجريبي لمرحلة التصميم لمعرض دبي إكسبو 2020

أبوظبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 3 أبريل 2017 /PRNewswire/ — تم تعيين شركة البن المحدودة Alpin Limited لتكون مسؤول التشغيل التجريبي لمعرض 2020 World Expo المزمع إقامته في دبي. والجدير بالذكر أن عملية التشغيل التجريبي هي عملية تهتم بالجودة من أجل تعضيد تسليم المشاريع، و بصفتها مسؤول التشغيل التجريبي، ستقود Alpin عملية التشغيل التجريبي أثناء مراحل […]

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Visitors commend DEWA’s projects and initiatives on 2nd day of DIGAE

DUBAI, — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) exhibition attracted large numbers of visitors on the second day of the 5th Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE).

On display at the exhibition were DEWA projects focussing on clean, renewable energy and smart services.

Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), visited DEWA’s exhibit at DIGAE, where he was briefed about DEWA’s key projects, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Hassyan clean coal power plant, and DEWA’s smart initiatives.

These include Shams Dubai, which encourages building owners to install solar systems to generate electricity from solar power and connect them to DEWA’s grid, smart applications in meters and grids, and a Green Charger to build infrastructure and for use at electric-vehicle charging stations. He also viewed a model of DEWA’s 3D printing lab, which is being built at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Al Qatami viewed key projects of the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which are being carried out in cooperation with DEWA.

“At DEWA, we are guided by the vision of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who instructed the Dubai government organisations to carry out today what cities around the world will implement after 10 years. DEWA’s participation in the fifth Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition is aligned with the exhibition’s three themes of happiness, innovation, and shaping the future,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

. At DEWA, we work to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy sources by 2050, and the Smart Dubai initiative to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city in the world. Our participation in DIGAE also supports our commitment to exchanging expertise and best practices in all aspects of government work, as well as informing the public about DEWA’s initiatives and projects, especially in clean and renewable energy and smart services,” Al Tayer said.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils inspirational Al Wasl Plaza

DUBA, –Expo 2020 Dubai unveiled on Monday the last major design in Al Wasl Plaza – an open space that combines breathtaking design, innovative technology and an intricate domed trellis incorporating a huge immersive projection experience.

The plaza will be a unique space at the centre of the 4.38-square kilometre site that will make a dramatic impression on the millions of people visiting Expo 2020 Dubai from around the world.

As the last major design element of the site in Dubai South to be announced, Al Wasl Plaza will be developed alongside the other locations, such as the themed pavilions, at the site, which is on track for the scheduled date of October 2019 for all heavy construction work to be finished.

Al Wasl, which is 150 metres in diameter, was designed not only to impress people but also as a central hub during Expo and beyond, bringing people of all backgrounds together to ‘Connect Minds’, a key ambition of the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

It will connect the three thematic districts � Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility – as well as the other main concourses, including the Dubai Metro link and the UAE Pavilion, through its seven entrances and exits.

Expo 2020 Dubai worked with world-renowned Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) on the design of the space after the firm beat competition from some of the biggest names in the industry to win the contract. Adrian Smith was design partner on the team that designed Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The design was viewed and approved by the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.

The plaza will be topped by a 65 metre-high domed trellis inspired by the shape of the Expo 2020 Dubai logo. The trellis will act as an immersive 360-degree projection surface.

As the dome is translucent, the projection will be visible to both those inside and out. The numerous other features of the plaza include restaurants, fountains and parks.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, said, “Memorable moments are framed by memorable spaces. Al Wasl Plaza will be an inspirational location, exemplifying local culture and family values while also looking to the future. It is also the last major design element of the Expo site to be finalised. We look forward to watching the plaza develop alongside the rest of Expo 2020 Dubai.”

The design of the plaza uses techniques to calibrate the temperature under the trellis with that outside, ensuring a comfortable environment.

Gordon Gill, Design Partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai will be an exceptional, unmissable and breathtaking global destination, and we feel Al Wasl Plaza embodies that vision.

“We are creating a space that will be an architectural landmark not just for the six months of Expo but long into the future. We want Al Wasl Plaza, with its cutting-edge design, to inspire not just our generation but many generations to come.”

The plaza will be home to events throughout Expo 2020 Dubai, while after the Expo finishes in 2021, it will also play a central role � literally and metaphorically � in its legacy.

It will be a focal point for development in the area, with plans to convert the surrounding buildings of 10 to 13 storeys for hotels and commercial use, complementing the entire mixed-use legacy of the Expo site.

The location will also further strengthen Dubai’s already thriving events scene, having been designed to be adapted to host experiences of all sizes and purposes, whether it be a small, intimate event or a large gathering of up to 10,000 people, such as National Day celebrations.

Ahmed Al Khatib, Vice President of Real Estate and Delivery, Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “Al Wasl Plaza will provide a first of its kind public amenity that will be an inspiration to people around the world.

“This is a space that at once reflects the heritage of our country and its vision of a future where nature and technological innovation are integrated in a sustainable way.

“The plaza truly manifests the meaning of the term Al Wasl, and can be a symbol of how Expo 2020 Dubai is bringing people together from around the world. Truly Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”

Expo 2020 Dubai will open its doors on 20 October, 2020 and will end on 10 April, 2021. It will be a festival for all, where everyone can learn, innovate, create progress and have fun by sharing ideas and working together.

Work is due to start on Al Wasl Plaza in the coming months and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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