Climate forum ahead of COP27 kicks off in Egypt

article author:  Gobran Mohamed Mon, 2022-09-12 05:33 CAIRO: The “Environment and Development 2022: The Road to Sharm El-Sheikh COP27” forum began on Sunday. The forum is being organized by the Arab Water Council under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment.  Senior officials and experts from 30 countries will … Read more

Max Verstappen wins Italian Grand Prix to close in on F1 title

Superstar summer additions Miralem Pjanic and Andriy Yarmolenko opened their ADNOC Pro League accounts, while four-goal Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba reinforced his elite striking credentials in an electric Matchweek 2. All eyes were on runners-up Sharjah and their aforementioned fresh recruit from Barcelona, who did not disappoint in a 3-0 win over Baniyas.  Laba and Yarmolenko … Read more

A private equity fund to incubate business ideas in school

RIYADH: Water desalination in Saudi Arabia has doubled over the past decade to reach 2.2 billion cubic meters in 2021, up from 1.1 billion cubic meters per year in 2010, thanks to a major overhaul of some existing plants and the introduction of new technologies. For instance, Jubail 2, one of the Kingdom’s largest water desalination … Read more

‘Explosions everywhere’ as Ukraine forces recapture village

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1662803903040621800 Sat, 2022-09-10 09:50 GRAKOVE, Ukraine: Electric pylons toppled, cables strewn across the ground; gutted houses and roads dotted with craters — the village of Grakove in eastern Ukraine bears the scars of Ukraine’s bitter counter-offensive.“It was frightening,” said 61-year-old Anatoli Vasiliev, recalling this week’s battle when Ukrainian troops … Read more

What We Are Reading Today: From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia

Authors: Moritz Hardt And Benjamin Recht  Patterns, Predictions, and Actions introduces graduate students to the essentials of machine learning while offering invaluable perspective on its history and social implications. Beginning with the foundations of decision making, Moritz Hardt and Benjamin Recht explain how representation, optimization, and generalization are the constituents of supervised learning. They go … Read more

Evenepoel wins Vuelta stage, consolidates overall lead

article author:  AP Fri, 2022-09-09 05:30 TRUJILLO, Spain: Remco Evenepoel showed who’s in charge at the Spanish Vuelta. The overall leader made a strong statement with a victory in Thursday’s 18th stage, holding off the attack of his challengers and sprinting for the win at the summit. It was the second stage win for the … Read more

Philippine senate probes large-scale phishing scams

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1662629652172193200 Thu, 2022-09-08 09:29 MANILA: The Philippine senate launched an investigation on Thursday to identify culprits behind large-scale phishing scams where millions of text messages have been sent to mobile users to try and steal passwords for fraudulent transactions. The country’s two biggest telecoms providers have said they blocked … Read more

Will right to dress include right to undress also, asks SC

If the right to freedom of expression included ‘freedom to dress’, would it include the ‘right to undress’, Justice Hemant Gupta asked petitioners in the hijab case on Wednesday. The bench headed by the judge asked if the right to dress could be stretched to ‘illogical ends’. Appearing on behalf of a clutch of petitioners … Read more

Australian government says photos of engineer held in Iraqi jail raise ‘serious concerns’ about health

NEW DELHI: Deep inequality remains a pressing issue across India, experts said this week, even as the former British colony surged past the UK to become the world’s fifth biggest economy. India’s gross domestic product leaped past Britain in the final three months of 2021 and extended its lead in the first quarter of this … Read more

Bellingham goal helps Dortmund seal home Champions League win

LONDON: Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland took their high-flying scoring acts into Europe as the Champions League returned on Tuesday, while last season’s standout star Karim Benzema limped off with an injury after less than 30 minutes. Mbappe and Haaland both netted two goals as their respective clubs Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City began … Read more