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First Solar’s Thin-Film Solar Panel Advantages (Exclusive Video)

I’m catching up on some videos I wanted to publish back in January following this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. This one below is a presentation of First Solar’s numerous advantages by Nick Strevel, Technical Sales Manager at First Solar. Show More Summary

BP Earnings Preview: Lower Production Volume, Improvement In Refining Margins Expected

We expect BP’s upstream earnings to be negatively impacted by lower hydrocarbon production volume, primarily due to Abu Dhabi onshore concession expiry in January this year and planned turnaround activities at its higher-margin upstream projects in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Abu Dhabi Ascent Highlights (Exclusive Videos)

I’ve already posted about the biggest highlights of Abu Dhabi Ascent, at least from what I saw there. Links to those stories are below. However, aside from those stories, here are videos of other highlights from the short event: Greg...Show More Summary

Abu Dhabi Ports Shift Far More Breakbulk Cargo

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ABPC) says that general cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial Ports has increased by 37% this year. ADPC’s commercial ports (Musaffah,

Etihad to Jet (Airways) from Australia to India

Etihad as 24 percent owner of Jet Airways says the India flag carrier will make routes to Australia one of its focuses in a three year plan to bring the airline to profitability. The Abu Dhabi carrier says in a statement that the plans by Etihad and Jet involve a new senior management team for [...]

A Fully Digital Hospital Opens in 2015

I just heard the news that the first fully digital (entirely paperless) hospital will open in Abu Dhabi in 2015. The clinic worked with experts from the famous Cleveland Clinic, the No. 4 ranked best hospital in the United States. This might be a good step towards changing the hospital experience not only for professionals […]

Should You Build a Data Center Today? 2 Universities, 2 Answers

When it comes to building campuses from scratch in the information age, few institutions have a track record like New York University’s. Under its current president, John E. Sexton, NYU has opened campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.Show More Summary

Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Lands 24: Live Another Day Actress

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is now well into production, having completed shooting in Abu Dhabi weeks ago and currently working at Pinewood Studios in England. Filming is expected to continue through August - with a two weekShow More Summary

The Atlantic to Explore Global Innovation in Abu Dhabi

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

The Atlantic today announced its first ever international event, slated for this fall in Abu Dhabi. ”What’s Next? Navigating Global Challenges with the Innovation Generation” is planned for November 5 and will address the ideas and leadership...Show More Summary

Roger Huerta joins Shinya Aoki and Ben Askren at ONE FC 19 in Abu Dhabi

Like Obi Wan said, "Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time..." Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven't seen former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight (and part-time street fighter) Roger Huerta for over two years. Show More Summary

Etihad Airways to add San Francisco-Abu Dhabi flights

Carrier will launch daily nonstop service to its Abu Dhabi hub on Nov. 18.        

Etihad Launches New San Francisco To Abu Dhabi Flight

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced today that they'll be launching nonstop daily service to San Francisco as of November 18, 2014. The new route will be operated by a three cabin 777-300ER, featuring...Show More Summary

'Star Wars 7' Tweet Reveals IMAX Shots from Tatooine Set

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

'Star Wars' director J.J. Abrams' company Bad Robot has revealed that IMAX cameras are being used in the Abu Dhabi portion of the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' shoot, but will they be used outside of Tatooine? [...]

"Leaked Star Wars Episode VII Footage" From Germany Is Fake (and Fun)

Principal photography for Star Wars Episode VII has been underway at London's Pinewood Studios since location shooting in Abu Dhabi wrapped up in May. The next installment of Star Wars is not being filmed at Frankfurt Airport, but that didn't stop this fake, fan-made video from getting more than a million YouTube views. Read more...

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival

21st Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival20 - 29 August 2014Abu Dhabi Chess Festival Committee has the honor of inviting you to take part in this distinguished chess annual event in Abu Dhabi city the capital of the UAE. This event includes many FIDE registered tournaments.REGULATIONS Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Twenty Years

Today is the last day of the 2013 – 2014 school year for me. Honestly, last year was one of the toughest years of my career and this year was one of the best. I started teaching in September of 1993 at the Abu Dhabi International School. I was 23, I had graduated from university […]

Review: Etihad Airways First Class A340-500 Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

Review of Etihad Airways' inaugural A340-500 flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles on June 1, 2014 in Diamond First Class. This is Etihad's longest flight in the world, and the longest nonstop flight into Los Angeles. The post Review:...Show More Summary

Etihad ready to seal Alitalia deal

Abu Dhabi’s sovereign owned Etihad Airways is ready to go where most airlines would fear to fly, with a major investment in Italy flag carrier Alitalia.  In a statement last night Etihad said: Alitalia and Etihad Airways today confirmed that they have agreed the principal terms and conditions of a proposed transaction whereby Etihad Airways [...]

Mark Hamill Stubs Toe, Delays Star Wars Filming

ABU DHABI, UAE (CAP) - Mark Hamill is resting comfortably at his hotel today after a mishap on the set of the new Star Wars movie that saw the veteran actor trip over a light saber prop and lurch forward in an uncontrolled fashion. Fan...Show More Summary

Yaya Toure’s Man City exit looks certain as star slams club for taking him to Abu Dhabi as brother was dying

Forget birthday cakes. Is this the real reason why Yaya Toure is set to leave Man City this summer? To recap, just over a month ago reports broke in the media that Yaya Toure was threatening to walk out of Premier League champions Man City over an apparent birthday celebrations feud. The Sun’s incredible exclusive [...]

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