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NIMASA 2016 Budget: Peterside unveils ‘Five-Point Strategic Agenda’ for development of maritime sector

    Five-Point Strategic Agenda are .Strengthening of maritime safety and security .Maintenance of clean maritime environment .Enhancement of port state control .Human and infrastructural capacity building .Increased revenue generation through elimination of corruption aided by sanitized-maritime environment (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The much –awaited ‘Five-Point Strategic Agenda’ to aid the development of the nation’s maritime sector that is contained in the ...

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No Retreat, No Surrender: NIMASA, Nigerian Air Force seal pact to quench piracy in Nigerian waters

  .Air Force sets to deploy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to enhance maritime surveillance .Air Force commences local production of (UAV) to aid security . Air Force, NIMASA move to reduce Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for quicker response . Air Force beckons on NIMASA, others to support mass production of (UAV) . Air Force to build capacity of some ...

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Global smartphone market shrank annually for first time in first quarter: Strategy Analytics

SEOUL: Global shipments of smartphones shrank 3 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier in the market’s first year-on-year contraction on record, researcher Strategy Analytics said on Thursday, reflecting growing strains on the industry. Strategy Analytics said in a statement January-March shipments fell to 334.6 million devices from 345 million in the same period a year earlier, as ...

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Patients with mental illness fare worse after hip surgery

People with psychiatric illnesses are more likely to have complications after hip replacement surgery, according to a recent analysis. This added risk is something doctors and patients should discuss in advance, the study team writes in The Journal of Arthroplasty. Previous studies have linked depression and other mental illnesses to greater complications after surgery and worse outcomes for patients, the ...

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Parasitic worms may hold key to cutting spread of HIV: researchers

Posted 28 Apr 2016 19:25 Email More A A LONDON- A parasitic worm which affects millions of the world’s poorest people may hold an important but little-known key to cutting the spread of HIV, researchers said ahead of a conference on the issue in London. Schistosomiasis affects at least 250 million people. It is caused by parasitic worms, picked up ...

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KNPC signs $4bn loan for Clean Fuels Project

State-owned refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) signed on Thursday the first tranche of financing for its multi-billion-dollar Clean Fuels Project, a major plank of the country’s economic development plan. The tranche, provided by local banks and lasting for 10 years, is worth KD1.2 billion ($3.98 billion) and led by National Bank of Kuwait and Kuwait Finance House , KNPC ...

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Is death reversible?

We are repeatedly told through the medical establishment that brain death is “irreversible” and should be considered the end of the line. Or is it? Two biosciences companies are studying a clinical intervention in the state of death. Bioquark, a company focused on the development of novel biologics for complex regeneration and disease reversion, and Revita Life Sciences, a biotechnology ...

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25pc of buildings to be 3D printed by 2030

Dubai aims to become a leading hub of 3D printing technology and by 2030, as much as 25 per cent of buildings in the emirate will be based on this technology, it has been revealed. The 3D printing technology is capable of transforming the construction sector by lowering costs and reducing the time it takes to implement projects, His Highness ...

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DP World reports 3.7pc gross volume growth in Q1

Dubai-based DP World Limited, a leading global marine terminal operator, reported 3.7 per cent gross container volume growth in the first quarter of 2016. DP World Limited handled 15.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first quarter of 2016, with gross container volumes growing by 3.7 per cent on a reported basis, ...

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E.U. Presents New Arctic Policy

The European Commission presented its new Arctic policy on Wednesday. The policy aims to protect the Arctic, to promote sustainable use of resources and to promote international cooperation and engagement with indigenous peoples. In order to further tackle climate change and safeguard environmental protection, the E.U. has already committed itself to reducing its greenhouse gases by 40 percent in 2030 ...

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