MONTHLY NEWSLETTER March 2020
MEMBER NEWS
Northrop Grumman Makes History, Mission Extension Vehicle Docks to Target Satellite
Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) to the Intelsat 901 (IS-901) spacecraft.
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Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Saves Children's Vision
Emirati sisters received the treatment at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Eye Institute, the first and only hospital in the UAE to offer innovative treatment.
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UAE Orders Additional Lockheed Martin Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods
Deliveries of Sniper ATPs will support the UAE AFAD’s requirement to provide precision targeting capability for their existing Mirage 2000 fleet.
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Etisalat Digital and Alef Education Team up to ‘Shape the Future’ of Education
Etisalat Digital & Alef Education signed an MoU that will enable them to collaborate on a series of digital initiatives to empower the region’s education sector.
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ExxonMobil Launches New Online Platform for Optimising Plant Performance
InFocusTM Online Platform helps customers optimize plant performance, increase operational efficiency and minimize production interruptions.
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Bae Systems Ground-Breaking Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft Makes First Flight
Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35®), a 35m wingspan solar-electric aircraft, has successfully completed its maiden flight.
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Cigna Ties Up With Houston Methodist to Provide Quality Care
Cigna and Houston Methodist have reached a long-term agreement that ensures access to quality care at Houston Methodist hospitals for Cigna customers.
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US - UAE NEWS
US-UAE Next 100 Years Relations to Be Strategized: Envoy
"Going forward, the integration of our economies would provide for a strong, long and enduring relationship," Ambassador Rakolta said.
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UAE's Low-Cost Airline 'Wizz Air Abu Dhabi' to Launch in Second Half of 2020
The airline's launch will create new job opportunities, boost the economy and attract more visitors to Abu Dhabi.
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The Troubled Reefs in the Keys Just Got Some Help. United Arab Emirates Donates $3.5m
The United Way of Collier and the Keys on Wednesday announced a gift of $3.5 million from the UAE to help restore seven reefs in Monroe County.
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Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020 Concludes in Abu Dhabi
The 3-day challenge witnessed the participation of 32 teams from 17 countries, while gathering a large assembly of more than 400 robotics and Ai experts.
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UAE Ministry Inks Partnership Deal With Arizona University
The Ministry of Economy has signed an MoU with Arizona State University in the field of innovation and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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New Regulations for Holiday Homes in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is preparing to launch new regulations on organising holiday homes as demand for alternatives to hotels and hotel apartments continues to grow.
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ADFD Signs Agreement With Us Based Agency on Private Sector Investments
ADFD signed an MoU with the United States International Development Finance Corporation, an independent agency of the US Government.
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Tax Seminar for Americans Living Abroad
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Joint Business Group Morning Briefing About Abu Dhabi Global Market
April 7, 2020 Abu Dhabi Global Market 
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UPS White Paper: The Rise of E-commerce - Impact for UAE SMEs
Read here the introduction to SME E-commerce white paper by Renzo Bravo, UPS Head of Strategy and Marketing for ISMEA. To download the full report, click here.
Aquaponics: A Sustainable Solution?
Sustainable food systems represent one of the greatest development challenges of the coming decade, especially in the age of climate change. INMED Partnerships for Children is a global leader in facilitating adaptive agriculture and aquaponics in developing regions to help vulnerable communities strengthen food security, foster business development and improve public health.

A program of INMED Partnerships for Children, INMED AquaponicsTM has been a finalist in the food category for the Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020. Click here to learn more about the program.
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