At a time when obesity and diabetes is assuming epidemic proportions globally due to changing lifestyles, it is important to spread awareness among people about bariatrics and weight loss procedures.
Dr. Goel, MBBS, MS, FICS (USA) specializes in day and short stay bariatric and metabolic surgeries and is a highly trained gastro-intestinal surgeon. He is amongst the pioneers of bariatric surgery in India and started laparoscopic surgery in 1992. He is also one of the first to perform India’s ‘Gastric Band’ and ‘Banded Gastric Bypass (Fobi pouch)’. Recognizing his surgical expertise and experience, he was conferred the ‘Fellow of Surgery’ by International College of Surgeons, Chicago, USA in 1999.
A joint venture between the Omzest Group and NOVA Speciality Surgery India, NOVA Muscat brings cutting edge technology, well experienced physicians with excellent facilities under one roof. Multi-specialties at the NOVA Medical Centre include - General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Cardiology and ENT.
“The main reason to publish research is to communicate and increase scientific knowledge. We conduct research for our society and the quality of a scientific article depends on how well you express your thoughts. Scientific contributions help to improve the researcher’s standing in the scientific community,” said Prof. Dr. Michael Modigell, Rector of GUtech.
Springer Scientific Publishing House was established in 1842 and has representations all around the world. “We interact with universities in the whole region and make sure that their research is seen by the international scientific community,” said Simin Kambakhsh Fard, Publishing Editor Middle East and Global Science Journals. In our view scientific output will continue to grow especially in the Middle East and Far East. “Last year 25,000 English language journals were published by 2,000 publishers,” said Kambakhsh Fard. Springer is the leading scientific publishing house especially in medicine, engineering, social sciences and natural sciences.
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As the Technical Support Sponsor of Sailor of the Year competition, Khimji Ramdas participated in the Award Ceremony and was represented by a high-level delegation headed by two Directors, Pankaj Khimji and Nailesh Khimji as well as M C Jose, Chief Executive Officer, Projects & Logistics Group at Khimji Ramdas. The Sailor of the Year awards ceremony took place at Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat to celebrate both individual and team winners for their outstanding achievements in sailing, coaching and technical skills.
The winner of the Khimji Ramdas Technical Support Award, Said Al Hatali, received his prize from the Chief Executive Officer, Projects & Logistics Group at Khimji Ramdas, M C Jose; the Technical Support Awardaims to provide exposure for unsung heroes behind the scenes.
In addition to being the Technical Support Sponsor, Khimji Ramdas offered two Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches to the top female and male sailors; Pankaj Khimji and Nailesh Khimji, Directors at Khimji Ramdas attended the awards ceremony event and presented the Rolex watches to the winners of the Renaissance Services SAOG Award.
“We congratulate all the sailors, individuals and teams, for their achievements in the Sailor of The Year’s competition,” said Pankaj Khimji, Director at Khimji Ramdas. “The amount of effort, perseverance and hard work throughout the contest was remarkable, and we applaud the commitment all the sailors had put in this contest.”
While information technology is evolving rapidly and transforming various industries, the transformation of transportation systems is currently under the spotlight across the world. With this in mind, Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM), the technical arm of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), will organiseSmart Road Technologies Seminar tomorrow (Tuesday) at Grand Hyatt Muscat, under the auspices of H.E. Engineer Salim bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary for Transport, Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The seminar, which will be held under the umbrella of Digital Nation series of seminars, will be moderated by Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Zakwani, executive director of Industrial Innovation Centre (IIC), while Eng. Captain Mohammed Al Khayari of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, Chairperson of Oman Road Safety Association, Darren Divall, Principal Consultant at UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), and Solomon Alexis, principal lecturer at the University of East London, will be speaking during the event.Being organised in cooperation withROP and IIC, the seminar will discuss the development of transportation systems, which lies not only in the construction of new roads or renovating the infrastructure but goes beyond that to include the use of information technology to advance these systems linking elements within the road system—vehicles, roads, traffic lights, message signs, among others—to be intelligent through embedding them with microchips and sensors and enabling them to communicate with each other via wireless technologies.The seminar aims to address the development of data strategies and analysis to provide better intelligence for the improvement of safety for road users; innovative and effective ways to increase pedestrian safety; and advancements and challenges in the implementation of smart road systems.
Under the theme: ICTs and Improving Road Safety The Sultanate celebrates World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2013
• Governments and individuals suffer an estimated USD 518 billion in global economic loss
• Continuous activities at Muscat City Center, Seeb
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2013 was celebrated yesterday with an event held at Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz - Carlton Hotel, in the Majan Ballroom. Organized by the Information Technology Authority (ITA), the Ministry of Transportation & Communications, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with the Royal Oman Police (ROP), the celebration was held under the patronage of Major General Abdullah bin Ali Al Harthy, Chairman of the Public Authority for Civil Defense and Ambulance, with the presence of Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, ITA’s CEO, and other top government officials.
The purpose of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The 17th of May each year marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adopted this year’s theme “ICTs and Improving Road Safety” to enhance awareness on this global issue, especially after the recent report released by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The report shows that 1.3 million people die each year in traffic related accidents and another 20-50 million people are injured mainly in developing countries around the world. As a result, governments and individuals suffer an estimated USD 518 billion in global economic loss.
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Abu Dhabi, UAE: 20 May 2013 – WWE (NYSE:WWE) today announced that it will be returning to Abu Dhabi with three action-packed live events from Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, May 20 and are available at ticketmaster.ae.
Fans attending WWE LIVE™ presented by Figaro’s Pizza will be able to see their favorite Superstars, including current WWE Champion John Cena®, Sheamus®, Mark Henry® and Ryback®, plus many more.**
“We are thrilled to bring WWE’s electrifying live events experience back to Abu Dhabi,” said Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President, International, WWE. “Our passionate fan base, paired with the support and commitment from our business partners in the region, have helped to grow and establish WWE as a leading entertainment brand in the Middle East.”
Honda will be in charge of the development, manufacture and supply of the power unit, including the engine and energy recovery system, while McLaren will be in charge of the development and manufacture of the chassis, as well as the management of the new team, McLaren Honda.
From 2014, new F1 regulations require the introduction of a 1.6 litre direct injection turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems. The opportunity to further develop these powertrain technologies through the challenge of racing is central to Honda’s decision to participate in F1. Throughout its history, Honda has passionately pursued improvements in the efficiency of the internal combustion engine and in more recent years, the development of pioneering energy management technologies such as hybrid systems. Participation in F1 under these new regulations will encourage even further technological progress in both these areas. Furthermore, a new generation of Honda engineers can learn the challenges and the thrills of operating at the pinnacle of motorsport.
Commenting on this exciting development, Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of
Highlighting the significance of participating in such events, Eng. Hussain Abdul Hussain, CEO of Haya Water said, “The Summit is known to be the Sultanate’s key event for reviewing and evaluating Oman’s power and water infrastructure development strategies and projects. As one of the major players in the water industry in Oman, it was not only an opportunity for us to connect with key industry Stakeholders and provide them with informative updates on Haya Water’s varied projects but also an ideal avenue to share learnings and best practices.”
More than 7 delegates participated in the event, which focused on energy generated from sustainable sources. The Summit also discussed the annual demand for power and water which is expected to increase in the coming years. Oman has pledged to ensure an estimated 10% of the country’s energy is generated from sustainable sources by 2020. One of the drivers towards sustainability is reflected in expansion of treated sewage effluent water facilities. Haya Water also presented a paper on its Master Plan, future Projects, ongoing Projects, Strategy on TE utilization and on the Integrated Services Approach.
Muriya Tourism Development’s destination Salalah Beach will be the venue for a one-of-a-kind carnival fiesta on May 25 that will host varied activities and entertainment for all age groups in the picturesque marina plaza set against the Arabian Sea
19 May 2013, Muscat: A spectrum of vibrant colours and activities will encompass the Salalah Beach marina plaza on 25th May – the destination for Muriya Tourism Development’s first annual carnival fiesta. Dancers, stilt walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, gaming booths... the venue will be teeming with an array of activities that will not only allure children but will also be a visual treat for the adults.
From 3pm to 8pm, visitors will be engulfed by a festive atmosphere that will transform the arena into an outdoor fiesta of non-stop entertainment. A number of engrossing shows will also be held, of which Aladdin and the slinky show have roused a lot of interest. The colourful springs expanding and contracting to form shapes and movement in the slinky show, is sure to keep the audience engrossed. The entry will be free for all and the food and drinks stalls will be reasonably priced for carnival enthusiasts to sample a wide variety.
One of the key attractions during the carnival will be mini cruises that will take the visitors under the several bridges built on the first man-made lagoon in Salalah, transporting them to another world. En route, they will ‘sail’ past the soon-to-open Rotana Hotel, the villas and apartments and other landmarks.
Those who would want to extend their experience can book at Juweira Boutique Hotel, the premium five-star hotel with its striking design, sophisticated dining options and exceptional Arabian hospitality. Patrons will be able to avail of special offers that the boutique hotel will be promoting over the carnival weekend.
“We are hoping to create an unforgettable event and set the tone for the carnivals to come that will attract people from all walks of life. Going by the response we received from the carnival at Jebel Sifah, we are confident of recreating the magic and enchantment and hope it will be one of the key events in Salalah’s cultural calendar,” said Bahaa Hefzallah, Director of Marketing – Muriya Tourism Development.
The carnival has been planned just a few weeks ahead of Dhofar’s famed Khareef weather that weaves its subtropical magic upon Salalah. Yet again, Muriya is looking to create an unforgettable event in a place that is set to position itself as a hub of luxury that will eventually comprise of high-end freehold apartments and villas, luxury shopping and retail outlets, five star hotels, two 18-hole PGA golf courses, 200-berth inland marina anchored by a marina township, restaurants and cafes.
- 2nd Oman Customer Service Excellence Awards 2013 to promote excellence and innovations in Customer Care
- ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY OF OMAN CELEBRATES WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2013
- Attendance doubles in size to the region’s leading mobile, smart cards, payment and transactions shows
- Executive Chairman of OITE elected as Vice President of Assembly by IPRA-GC for 3rd Regional Conference for Public Relations in Qatar
- Philadelphia bestows the most Inspiring Women winner in the GCC 2013 with prize money of USD 10,000 to support her cause
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