UAE to continue with ban on e-cigarette

UAE to continue with ban on e-cigarette

The authorities in the United Arab Emirates have indicated that it will continue with its ban on e-cigarettes even as some studies in recent times showed that the device is helpful in quitting smoking.

Goumbook says tap water is safer than bottle water in UAE

Goumbook says tap water is safer than bottle water in UAE

A not-for-profit environmental organisation,Goumbook has said that the drinking filtered tap water in the United Arab Emirates is safer than drinking water from plastic bottles.

Goumbook has launched its Drop It campaignon Tuesday urging people and businesses establishments to move to drinking filtered tap water in reusable containers instead of plastic bottles. It said that drinking water from plastic bottles is not only bad for the environment but also people.

Adobe Acquires Livefyre ; Terms of the Deal Not Disclosed

Adobe Acquires Livefyre ; Terms of the Deal Not Disclosed

Adobe said it plans to buy Livefyre, the service that engages audience with a real-time content marketing tool which sources its content from the web.

Adobe is most probably interested in Livefyre's tools that assist brands and publishers to collect, curate and publish content generated by the users.

Adobe wants to incorporate Livefyre into its Experience Manager. That is the company's content management service which helps build web sites and elementary mobile apps.

With a Slow- Growth Market, Renewable Developers Face Investment Challenges

With a Slow- Growth Market, Renewable Developers Face Investment Challenges

In the last decade, renewable power has undergone intense growth where shares of wind and solar in the total U.S. power generation has boosted about five percent last year compared to less than 0.5 percent noted in 2005.

Innovation, cost cutting with a range of subsidies are also factors that helped renewable energy reach new heights. The state renewable power mandates also create helpful credits with almost 50 cents per kilowatt hour in Massachusetts and New Jersey for solar power. That also complements the revenue flow that comes from power sales.

Freddie Mac Made Losses in the First Quarter But Not Too Big for a Government Infusion

Freddie Mac Made Losses in the First Quarter But Not Too Big for a Government In

On Tuesday, Freddie Mac, the mortgage buyer said it made losses in the first quarter. However, the mortgage finance giant said the losses were not too big force it to request a government infusion.

Freddie Mac reported loss of $354 million in the Q1. Freddie is susceptible to quarterly losses as its derivative swing as they are sensitive to changes in the interest-rates.

More than 14% of population suffers from asthma in UAE

More than 14% of population suffers from asthma in UAE

Health experts have said that around 14 per cent of the population suffer from asthma in the United Arab Emirates.

Experts have said that there are several reasons for the spread of the disease in the country including dust and dirty air conditioning. Doctors at the Medeor 24x7 Hospital in Dubai said that 14 per cent of the population suffer from the condition and reasons might differ by season and individuals. Symptoms of the condition include breathlessness, wheezing, cough and chest tightness.

UAE planning to build mountain to bring rains

UAE planning to build mountain to bring rains

The government of the United Arab Emirates, which is already known for ambitious megaprojects, is believed to be planning to build an artificial mountain in order to bring rains to the country.

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