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  • Safeguarding a supercomputer

    THE UNIVERSITY OF Edinburgh is home to the most powerful supercomputer in the UK. The £43m Advanced Research Computing High End Resource (ARCHER) system is capable of more than one thousand trillion calculations every second and can carry out complex computations which provide high performance......

  • A dedicated networking platform for the Kingdom

    INTERSEC SAUDI ARABIA concluded its debut run recording 6,131 Saudi trade buyers visiting the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events during the first week of May. Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques......

  • Firefighting charges introduced

    Following a recent spate of fires in Sharjah’s industrial areas owners of businesses are to be charged for the cost of firefighting in their establishments. The new rule which came into force on July 1 says payment will be due when it is found that......

  • Blaze in world famous market

    Seventy firefighters had to battle a huge blaze at London’s Camden Lock Market which is famous area for tourists who want to shop and eat out. The fire was believed to have started at Gilgamesh, an upmarket restaurant selling Indian food dishes inside Camden’s huge......

  • Worst motorway crash

    Eighteen people were killed and 30 others were injured in what has been described as one of the worst motorway crashes in Germany’s recent history. Their tourist coach burst into flames after it collided into the back of a slow moving articulated lorry in Bavaria.......

  • Grenfell Tower report

    It has been estimated that it could take the British government more than a year to complete its official report into the Grenfell tower block fire in London , however, there has been a rapid response to the blaze which is confirmed to have killed......

  • Workers extinguish fire

    A 37-year-old Bangladeshi worker died due to suffocation after a fire erupted in his wooden room attached to a car wash centre in Sharjah where he was working Sharjah Civil Defence rushed to the site of the fire but on arrival found that workers in......

  • Four fires in a month

    A massive fire broke out at an oil and diesel factory in Sharjah’s Industrial Area 10 but no casualties were reported. Civil Defence firefighters recognised that fierceness of the blaze would destroy the factory and concentrated their efforts on preventing it spreading to nearby warehouses.......

  • Fatal boiler explosion

    A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka killed 10 people and injured dozens of others. The plant owned by Multifabs Limited had been producing knitwear for clients in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Spain, Netherlands and Britain. The company said......

  • Smoke bomb guts garage

    An American living in Michigan thought it would be straight forward task to kill a swarm of wasps in his garage. He acquired a smoke bomb and ignited it, but within minutes the smoke triggered  a fierce blaze when it set off a display of......

  • Four storey building gutted

    Families were immediately evacuated after a fire broke out in a first floor flat in Al Muraqabbat , Dubai. The four-storey building was gutted in the blaze but no injuries were reported caused by the fire even though a total of 24 people including two......

  • Saudi airports’ update

    The Saudi government has awarded contracts to major regional and international firms for development of five airports in the Kingdom, reported Arab News, citing the Transport Minister Sulaiman Al Hamdan. These include a contract to operate the new King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah,......

  • Ambulance team to the rescue

    Three members of a family trapped in a fire that broke out in their villa were rescued by a team of Dubai Ambulance services. Arriving at the building within four minutes of hearing it was emergency medical technician, Naser Al Marzouki, pulled a women  off......

  • Lithium battery fire

    A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Michigan after smoke was detected coming from an overhead bin on a flight from New York to San Francisco. The culprit was a lithium battery in a passenger’s laptop and it was the 13th such......

  • Stricter rules governing detectors

    A new order issued by Sharjah Municipality has told all residents and owners of residential units must have smoke detectors fitted in their premises by October 1. Three, as yet unnamed, companies, have already been approved to sell smoke detection devices and there are plans......

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