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December 13, 2018

Muscat: With an aim to create a platform for communication between the various banks operating in the Sultanate, Oman Banks Association (OBA) organised a forum for its members.

The forum was attended by a large number of senior bankers from various banks operating in the Sultanate.

The forum was held under the auspices of Tahir Salim Al Amri, the executive president of the Central Bank of Oman and Abdul Razak Ali Issa, chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Banks Association.

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December 13, 2018

Muscat: The first ever OMAN by UTMB has been hailed as a huge success in making a significant contribution to the Sultanate’s ongoing national economic diversification programme.

The inaugural event saw 326 ultra-trail athletes from 52 countries set off from Birkat Al Mouzon on November 29 to take on a 137km challenge that included 13 villages along the heights of Jebel Al Akhdar.

By the time joint winners Jason Schlarb and Diego Pazos finished arm-in-arm a little less than 21 hours later, OMAN"...


AURAK Gains SACSCOC Accreditation
December 15, 2018

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officially announced the accreditation of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) at its 2018 Annual Meeting which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.

SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States, has a membership of more than 800 institutions in"...

FLIR Systems Launches Three Cooled Neutrino Family Thermal Camera Cores
December 15, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced three Neutrino™ midwave infrared (MWIR) camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR Neutrino LC and two FLIR Neutrino Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX. The latest models expand the FLIR Neutrino cooled camera core family for commercial, industrial, and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators.

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Ebola: How Many Must Die Before WHO Acts? asks AHF
December 14, 2018
(AETOS Wire)-- With the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them. Although there have been marked improvements compared to the 2014 outbreak response in West Africa, a more ambitious effort is needed now in the Congo. The WHO has yet to declare the crisis an international emergency, even though it meets its own criteria for what constitutes one. Additionally, Merck Pharmaceuticals only has 300,000 doses of its proven Ebola vaccine on hand—far too little than what is needed now that the virus has reached Butembo, a sprawling urban area home to over 1 million people. WHO’s own Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Peter Salama voiced his concerns over insufficient quantities of the vaccine just last week. AHF urges the WHO to expedite the approval process for Merck’s......