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  • Saudia launches $1m campaign to promote AlUla
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    Saudia launches $1m campaign to promote AlUla

    RIYADH: Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and has been operating in Saudi Arabia for six decades, but many people in the Kingdom will have come to know the brand only as a result of its work developing a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Patrick van der Loo, regional president for Africa and the Middle East, has worked at the company for 20 years and, in December, was appointed to lead the distribution of the vaccine across a challenging and wide-ranging group of countries. “Saudi Arabia and the GCC kicked off their COVID-19 vaccination drive with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine […] More

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    Is SA capable of producing future leaders in STEM subjects?

    Refilwe Moloto shone the spotlight on SA’s STEM education as part of Wednesday’s Big Breakfast Broadcast on CapeTalk. Is South African equipped to provide the world with the scientists it needs, asks Refilwe Moloto during the education-focused Big Breakfast Broadcast on Cape Talk on Wednesday. South Africa has consistently lagged behind other countries when it comes to maths and science, and Moloto pondered whether the Covid-disrupted school programme has led to learners falling even further behind leading nations? The Breakfast Show host spoke to bioinformatician Dr Vicvy Nembaware and posed the question to her about STEM (science, technology,… Read further. More

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    Global airlines’ outlook worsening in 2021 due to stricter travel restrictions, Iata says

    The outlook for global airlines in 2021 has worsened compared to forecasts in December as governments impose stricter travel restrictions to curb new variants of the Covid-19 virus, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Airlines’ total cash burn is now forecast to increase to between $75 billion and $95bn this year, up from the $48bn projected in December due to delays in travel recovery, Brian Pearce, Iata’s chief economist, said at an online press briefing on Wednesday. The industry, which was earlier forecast to break even by the fourth quarter of 2021, is now expected to continue burning […] More

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    Be Goodwill Ambassadors Of J&K, LG To Tourists

    Srinagar:  J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha paid a visit to Dal Lake on Tuesday, where he met several tourists who came from different parts of the country. During his interaction with the tourists, the LG enquired about the experiences of their visit to Jammu and Kashmir. “Be the goodwill ambassadors of Jammu & Kashmir and carry the message to your respective areas that J&K is an ideal and safe tourist destination,” Sinha urged the tourists. While assuring the tourists a safe and pleasant stay in the Union Territory, the LG observed that the tourism department, local community and other stakeholders […] More

  • Saudi Arabia announces 2 more COVID-19 deaths
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    Saudi Arabia announces 2 more COVID-19 deaths

    LONDON: The World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for “providing effective food support” to the Yemeni people through the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief).WFP and KSrelief signed a $40 million joint cooperation agreement on Monday to support food security to the most affected people in Yemen, who “are exposed to all kinds of suffering and deprivation,” said David Beasley, executive director of WFP.Beasley added that the Kingdom’s donation, through KSrelief, “will undoubtedly help avert famine In Yemen, and will feed at least 2.2 million people.In a press statement, Beasley expressed his happiness with the […] More

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    Ethiopia Seeks Investment From India In Priority sectors

    Ethiopia on Tuesday sought investment from Indian investors in priority sectors and hoped bilateral trade and investment will grow in the years to come. Ethiopian Ambassador Tizita Mulugeta listed the priority sectors of his country as textile and apparel, leather and leather products, pharmaceuticals, agro-processing, tourism, information and communciation technology and mining and energy. The bilateral trade between India and Ethiopia stood at USD 1.27 billion in the recent past years. The government of Ethiopia has taken several initiatives to encourage investors from India in different sectors, Mulugeta said at an interactive session with Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industry. […] More

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    PM Khan offers Sri Lanka to benefit from CPEC

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations in diverse areas including trade, investment, science and technology and culture through enhanced connectivity. We had interesting conversations on a wide range of issues of mutual interest. I want to especially thank @PresRajapaksa for the gala dinner this evening. Tomorrow I will be meeting the Sri Lankan President @GotabayaR followed by a meeting with the Sri Lankan business community.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 23, 2021 “My visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relationship [with Sri Lanka] specially trade and economic ties through enhanced connectivity…,” said Prime Minister Imran […] More

  • Here's why South African weekend getaways are taking off
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    Here’s why South African weekend getaways are taking off

    By Travel Reporter 3h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare Domestic weekend travel has started to show signs of revival since the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions eased last year. Global tech start-up RoomRaccoon monitored occupancy of more than 3 200 rooms at boutique hotels, B&B’s and guest houses across South Africa. It found that weekday occupancy has steadily risen to an average of 30%. However, it is weekend occupancy that has shown a surge at these establishments, with numbers edging towards 60% through November and December 2020. The recent Valentine’s weekend saw occupancy spike to 58%. Establishments in the coastal areas, including […] More

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    Coronavirus Feb 24 highlights: Health Ministry in talks with private hospitals regarding vaccination

    Coronavirus News Feb 24 highlights: India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,10,30,176 with 13,742 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,26,702, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll increased to 1,56,567 with 104 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,26,702 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.25 percent and the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 percent. There are 1,46,907 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.33 […] More

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    Pak PM calls on Sri Lankan president; discusses bilateral ties

    Colombo, Feb 24 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during which they discussed bilateral ties and common areas of interests, such as trade and tourism which could benefit both countries. Khan, who is here on a two-day visit, called on Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo and held a one-on-one meeting with him. “Had a productive discussion with #Pakistani PM @ImranKhanPTI this morning. The discussions were mainly focused on common interests such as Trade, Tourism & adoption of technology in Agriculture which both countries could positively leverage on,” President Rajapaksa […] More

  • How Covid-19 is reshaping global air travel in 2021
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    How Covid-19 is reshaping global air travel in 2021

    The unprecedented year of 2020 plunged the aviation industry into the worst period of its history, bringing the first decade of steady airline profitability to a staggering halt. The Covid-19 pandemic upended airlines, airports, plane-makers, and leasing firms in a dramatic, unforeseen way. The global outlook for aviation in the upcoming six months, March 1st to August 31st is extremely depressing Oliver Ponti, ForwardKeys The pandemic wiped out 21 years of global passenger traffic growth in 2020, hurling airlines back to 1999 levels, according to aviation analytics firm Cirium. In 2020 alone, more than 40 commercial carriers… Read further. More

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    Largest lakes in India | Times of India Travel

    India has numerous lakes spread across various states. Some are natural, some artificial, and then there are those irresistible Himalayan lakes too. Water tourism is a great draw, and India has some of the very best in the world. But did you know which are the largest lakes in the country? Spreading across districts, these lakes bless the locals with livelihood, and more. Here are the largest lakes in the country. Read further. More

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    Pakistan PM calls on Sri Lankan president; speaks bilateral ties

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during which they discussed bilateral ties and common areas of interests, which include trade and tourism aspects that could benefit both countries. The President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan had a long discussion on bilateral relations. The Pakistani leader said the talks were highly productive, Colombo Page reported. The two leaders also discussed how to exchange technical knowledge to promote agriculture in the two countries. The two leaders stated that their goal was to uplift the agrarian economy in a way that would provide higher […] More

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    Ethiopia seeks Indian investment in priority sectors

    The bilateral trade between India and Ethiopia stood at $1.27 billion in the recent past years PTI | February 24, 2021 | Updated 13:22 IST Ethiopia on Tuesday sought investment from Indian investors in priority sectors and hoped bilateral trade and investment will grow in the years to come. Ethiopian Ambassador Tizita Mulugeta listed the priority sectors of his country as textile and apparel, leather and leather products, pharmaceuticals, agro-processing, tourism, information and communciation technology and mining and energy. The bilateral trade between India and Ethiopia stood at $1.27 billion in the recent past years. The government of Ethiopia has […] More

  • US golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to design signature course at Qiddiya
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    US golfing legend Jack Nicklaus to design signature course at Qiddiya

    DUBAI: To the outsider, Qiddiya looks little more than an expanse of desert terrain. Look closer, and you will see several isolated buildings, and closer still, several construction projects breaking ground. In about three years, this will be a buzzing, expanding city — a city that will at the end of 2023 open its doors to five zones that will revolutionize the tourism, entertainment and sports industries in the Kingdom. There is Enjoy, home to the “Parks and Attractions” theme; Aspire, where “Sports and Wellness” will promote healthier living; Appreciate, covering the “Arts and Culture” sectors; Nurture, showcasing “Nature and Environment,” […] More

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    Media Planning and Buying Lead | The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

    Assistant Buyer Company: Lifestyle ConceptLocation: DubaiPlanning of Buying Calendars & Events. Understand the Buying Calendar and the process of planning for a season. Suppliers and to learn about all buying fairs. To apply for this job vacancy in Lifestyle Concept you must be qualified and you should prepare the required documents, click on the job link for more details.Posted 1 day ago Engineering Supervisor – Storekeeper / Administrator Company: Rosewood Hotels & ResortsLocation: Abu DhabiPrepare and process various forms involving change orders, exception reports, bid requests, and other buying procedures; Write issue tickets when required; To apply for this job […] More

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