Saturday’s official draw saw 16 matches confirmed for the opening Round of 32 (R32). With all five qualifiers sitting on Djokovic’s half of the draw, third seed Daniil Medvedev, who could meet Djokovic in the semi-finals, will also face a qualifier in R32. “We have a very strong line-up this year and the draw has produced some fascinating matches that will excite our loyal fans. British No.1 Daniel Evans will play Croatian eighth seed and world No.20 Borna Coric in the first round. Kokkinakis will face a qualifier in R32.
In 2022, a number of countries experienced their hottest days on record and threats to biodiversity only increased. Another Emirati endeavour in this regard happened during the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the Zayed Sustainability Prize. The Iraqi students spoke of the effect of the war in their determination to build a sustainable future. This is the sense of hope that we wanted to give Iraq and many of the countries that have gone through and are going through war.”Every winner of 2023's Zayed Sustainability Prize had a remarkable set of people and an emotive story behind them. “The diversity, achievement and life-saving importance of their work is the true meaning of sustainability,” concluded the Abu Dhabi-based daily.2 months ago WAM EN
His arrest will neutralise a major people smuggling route towards Europe and protect thousands who would have been at risk of exploitation. Following the sharing of intelligence by INTERPOL’s Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants unit last year, the UAE conducted a thorough investigation into members of Kidane’s network, including his own brother, who laundered money on his behalf. The illicit financial transactions detected by UAE law enforcement enabled officers to locate Kidane in Sudan. Smuggling and trafficking human beings is an appalling crime, and we have now shut down one of the most important trafficking routes into Europe, which illegally moved thousands of migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, through Libya and into Europe. It is a testament to the INTERPOL network, and what can be achieved when countries work together.2 months ago WAM EN
SHARJAH, 3rd January, 2023 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Sustainable, in partnership with Diamond Developers, has announced that the year 2022 was a year of milestones following an overwhelming response to the city's movement toward a sustainable way of life. Sharjah Sustainable City is the first sustainable master-planned community developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq). Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Sustainable City, commented, "As we look toward the new year, it gives me immense pleasure to see the enormous progress we have made at Sharjah Sustainable City – bringing us ever closer to becoming the first eco-friendly city in the heart of Sharjah. Extended over an area of 7.2 million square feet in Sharjah's Al Rahmaniya Area, Sharjah Sustainable City is a leading eco-friendly residential community, promoting a lifestyle that is compatible with the future. Sharjah Sustainable City also offers a host of other key amenities such as parks, gyms, a swimming pool, a shopping centre, walking/cycling paths and green mobility.2 months ago WAM EN
“The UAE is Germany's most important trading partner in the region, with German exports to the UAE totalling US$8.4 billion [AED30.83 billion] in 2021. And for the year 2022 [first 9 months], Germany's imports from the UAE increased 67 percent year-on-year, already reaching US$1.3 billion [AED 4.77 billion],” revealed the new German Ambassador to the UAE, Alexander Schönfelder. Climate goalsAs WAM reported, the test delivery from the UAE is an important step in the establishment of a comprehensive hydrogen value chain between the UAE and Germany. Further ammonia test cargoes are due to arrive in Germany later this year and will play an important role in building a future hydrogen supply chain between both countries. This initiative, the ambassador said, “also plays an important role in preparing ports in Germany for a better future in hydrogen imports.3 months ago WAM EN
The pioneering award to Malaysia’s national oil and gas company launches the Middle East’s first unconventional oil concession. The award also highlights the confidence in the potential of Abu Dhabi’s substantial unconventional recoverable oil resources. Under the six-year concession agreement, PETRONAS will hold a 100% stake and operatorship to explore for and appraise unconventional oil in Unconventional Onshore Block 1. Dr. Al Jaber said: “We are delighted to partner with PETRONAS on this historic unconventional oil concession. Abu Dhabi’s unconventional recoverable oil resources are estimated at 22 billion barrels of very light and sweet crude, comparable to ADNOC’s flagship lower-carbon Murban grade.3 months ago WAM EN
DUBAI, 15th November, 2022 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) and the Emirati Competitiveness Council (Nafis) have started implementing the Cabinet Resolution No. 95 of 2022 regarding violations and administrative penalties related to the initiatives and programmes of (Nafis). The resolution mandates the ministry and the council to apply administrative penalties per specialisation. The second is to deal firmly with violations and limit negative practices by applying administrative penalties and fines. The resolution specified administrative penalties and fines that vary according to the nature of the violation committed by the establishment with regard to Nafis.4 months ago WAM EN