Seizure of more than 24,000 Tramadol pills in the border municipality of Amsaad.ZHO, Lotus Holistic Group partner to launch scientific journal on autism research

Benghazi: The Criminal Investigation Agency branch in the border municipality of Amsaad seized 24.743 Tramadol pills.

The agency’s communication office stated that the operation took place after information was received from the agency’s branch in Amsaad, indicating the presence of smuggled materials through the roads prepared for smuggling on the Libyan-Egyptian border, and among these materials were hallucinogenic pills called “Tramadol.”

The office added that the operation included assigning a search and investigation team in civilian clothing on the roads prepared for smuggling on the Libyan-Egyptian border and preparing an ambush for the smugglers who managed to escape towards the Egyptian border, leaving behind a shipment of hallucinogenic pills that the agency’s members seized and referred to the Public Prosecution

Source: Libyan News Agency

ABU DHABI: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO), a collaboration agreement was signed between ZHO and Lotus Holistic Group to launch the Arab world’s first peer-reviewed specialised scientific journal on autism research.

The agreement was signed by Abdulla Abdulalee Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of ZHO, and Amina Al Haidan, CEO of Lotus Holistic Group, in partnership with the Emirates Scholar Research Centre for Studies and Research.

The collaboration to launch the first peer-reviewed journal on autism represented a significant scientific step towards advancing research in this field, within the framework of enhancing academic research in the UAE.

Titled The International Journal of Autism Challenges and Solutions, the journal will be the first Arabic-English periodical in the Arab world, disseminating the latest contributions from specialised researchers globally in the field of autism.

The fir
st issue of the magazine will be launched on the sidelines of its eponymous event, Autism Challenges and Solutions, XII International Research and Practice Conference, to be hosted in Abu Dhabi from 27th-30th April 2024.

The objective of publishing the international, specialised journal on autism research is to provide the best therapeutic means and practices for individuals with autism, aiming to alleviate their challenges, empower them for societal integration, and raise public awareness. The journal sheds light on scientific responsibility, addressing the urgent need for a scholarly platform to tackle current challenges and disseminate research findings to practitioners in specialised centres.

The Secretary-General of ZHO welcomed the collaborative step to issue the scientific journal, considering it a positive development for the autism spectrum community. He said the journal is part of the strategic plan of ZHO focusing on early intervention and enhancing healthcare, aligning with the UAE’s leadership
in scientific advancements, particularly in sciences, health, space, and other fields.

Amina Al Haidan welcomed the agreement, and hoped the initiative marked the beginning of a new scientific era, contributing to the improvement of autism cases through the application of successful and tested scientific research to enhance their awareness and cognition in life.

Dr Abdulhamid Abdulhay, head of the conference’s media committee, and Dr. Afaf Al-Ansari, Editor-in-Chief of the Autism Challenges and Solutions journal, agreed that the issuance of the journal is an international research message aimed at achieving the goals of ZHO and Lotus Group.

Source: Emirates News Agency

China at the forefront after launching world’s first 6G test satellite

BEIJING: China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom carrier by mobile subscribers, has successfully launched the world’s first satellite to test 6G architecture, marking a milestone in its efforts to explore integrated space and ground communication technology.

According to China Daily’s report, the recent launch last week involved a significant milestone in satellite technology. The test satellite deployed in the low-earth orbit marked a groundbreaking achievement as it incorporated the innovative 6G design architecture. Additionally, another satellite accompanying it showcased China Mobile’s advanced 5G technology.

The 6G test satellite hosts a distributed autonomous architecture for 6G, which was jointly developed by China Mobile and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Innovation Academy for Microsatellites. The system, utilising domestic software and hardware, supports in-orbit software reconstruction, flexible deployment of core network functions and automated management, enhancing the efficiency and relia
bility of the in-orbit operation of the satellite core network, China Mobile said.

Set at an orbit height of approximately 500 kilometres, these experimental satellites offer advantages such as low latency and high data transfer rates compared with high-orbit satellites which travel at 36,000 kilometres.

Positioned as a crucial platform for future integrated space and ground networks, low-earth orbit satellites can address telecom signal coverage gaps in terrestrial mobile networks, providing higher bandwidth satellite internet services globally, according to China Mobile.

China Mobile said it plans to conduct in-orbit experiments based on these test satellites, accelerating the integration and development of space-to-ground technology industries.

Source: Emirates News Agency

WGS 2024 to host Industry and Advanced Technology Forum to drive sustainable industrialisation

DUBAI: The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), is set to host the annual Industry and Advanced Technology Forum at the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024.

In line with WGS’ goal of shaping a better future for humanity, and the 2024 themes of ‘Reimagining Development’, ‘Future Economies’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘New Global Shifts’, the forum will focus on driving sustainable industrial development.

The platform will bring together industry leaders and technology innovators to shape industrial pathways. It aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, strategic partnerships and foresight on technology to boost the industrial sector’s contribution to decarbonisation in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.

The forum supports the objectives of the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300bn, which aims to enhance the growth and competitiveness of the industrial sector, st
imulate innovation, promote the adoption of advanced technology in industry, and cement the UAE’s position as a global hub for future industries.

By hosting the forum, the ministry seeks to accelerate the adoption of sustainability practices into industrial processes in line with Sustainable Development Goal No. 9, which calls for building resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialisation, and fostering innovation. The initiative is in line with the UAE’s plans to achieve sustainable economic development and MoIAT’s strategic objectives to support the national industrial sector through the adoption of advanced technology solutions, driving the sector’s growth and sustainability, enhancing the UAE’s competitiveness and promoting it as a regional and global hub for future industries.

The Industry and Advanced Technology Forum brings together decision- and policy-makers, as well as local, regional and international government and private sector officials to discuss advanced industries, explore
the impact of technologies across sectors, and strengthen international partnerships.

Panel discussions

During the forum, MoIAT will host three panel discussions. The first, titled ‘The Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmap post-COP28’, will focus on the key role of international cooperation in accelerating the decarbonisation of industry and supply chains, in line with global climate change efforts and achieving sustainable economic development. The session will also discuss financing to support low-carbon sectors.

The session will be held with the participation of Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ahmed Samir Saleh, Egypt’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Mehmet Fatih Kacir, Trkiye’s Minister of Industry and Technology, and Riad Mazour, Morocco’s Minister of Industry and Trade.

Technology transfer

The second session, titled ‘Technology Transfer and the Role of International Relations,’ will assess the local and international movement of technologies. It will focu
s on the importance of international cooperation in promoting innovation to develop technology solutions and enhance their transfer and exchange, as well as promoting equitable access globally.

The session will be held with the participation of Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, Omran Sharaf, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Advanced Sciences and Technology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Keith Azzopardi Tanti, Malta’s Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation.

Quality infrastructure

The third session, titled ‘Quality Infrastructure,’ will focus on the importance of robust quality infrastructure in achieving sustainable industrial development, driving sustainability and facilitating trade.

The session will be held with the participation of Dr. Farah Ali Al Zarooni, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Standards and Regulations Sector at MoIAT, Jo Cops, President of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Ciyong Zou, Deputy
Director-General and the Managing Director at UNIDO, and Ramy Zaki, CEO of Multinational Companies Business Group.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Over 100 personalities of leading AI companies meet with government leaders at WGS

DUBAI: Artificial Intelligence and the next frontiers are among the main themes addressed by the upcoming World Governments Summit 2024, held in Dubai between 12th and 14th February, due to its deep impact across various key sectors, and the potential major transformation it could bring to communities around the world.

The World Governments Summit will host more than 100 personalities and leaders of giant AI companies and will bring together business owners, experts and major players in the field of AI, alongside government leaders in meetings that aim to result in solutions that empower governments to keep pace with AI developments and be fully prepared to deal with its challenges and utilise its great potential.

Such meetings aim also to create frameworks to face AI challenges through dialogue and partnerships.

Ministers from around the World

The World Governments Summit will host several key government leaders and international organisation officials involved in advanced technology and AI, including Dr
. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt; Ulvi Mehdiyev, Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations of Azerbaijan; Mohamed Abdallahi Louly, Minister of Digital Transformation and Innovation of Mauritania; and Kathi Vidal, Under-Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property of the United States and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Also, present are leaders of giant AI companies, including Chat GPT developer and CEO of Open AI Sam Altman; Yann LeCun, Vice President and Chief AI Scientist at Meta; Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA; Jack Hidary, CEO of SandboxAQ; AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond Limits; and Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.

The list of WGS attendees also includes a host of top experts, CEOs and founders of major AI, advanced technology and smart applications companies, and pioneers of AI integration.

Impacting Trends in Key Sectors

This powerful list of AI stakeholders at the W
orld Governments Summit highlights the major global momentum the event enjoys, as well as its impact on shaping the global trends of key sectors. Similarly, the huge participation at its various sessions and workshops proves WGS has become the ideal and largest global platform for governments, organisations and businesses to share knowledge, forge partnerships and come up with creative concepts and ideas to maximise the benefits of positive change and global progress.

An Agenda to Boost the Role of Governments

The World Governments Summit agenda is full of sessions, workshops and side events addressing the various aspects of AI and its applications. The Artificial Intelligence Forum will act as a catalyst for international cooperation and multi-sector partnerships, further driving responsible AI-centric progress for the benefit of all communities.

The Forum looks into reaching a global consensus on developing and adopting principles of responsible AI, by launching global dialogues that bring together priva
te and public sector officials. It also addresses enhancing AI capabilities by developing education and infrastructure sectors and formulating future policies.

The WGS agenda also features special dialogues with developers of major AI programmes, a panel discussion about governments’ ability to keep up in the age of AI, and the role of governments in shaping the future ethics of AI.

Source: Emirates News Agency