25 January 2018. The importance of Canada to DP World's global operations and the global trade enabler's commitment to the country were a focus of discussions between DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Bin Sulayem presented an update of the global trade enabler's activities in all its locations and conveyed the importance of the country in its growth strategy. He underlined DP World's commitment to Canada and continuing appreciation of the support of the Canadian government.
He also detailed how DP World supports the national economy through its range of operations, community engagement and investment commitments including terminals in Vancouver and Prince Rupert on the west coast and Saint John, New Brunswick, on the east.
Bin Sulayem stressed the employment opportunities and ongoing partnership with First Nation communities as evidence of how DP World works closely with local people. This was particularly evident in Prince Rupert where DP World operates the Fairview Container Terminal. DP World completed the Phase 2 North expansion of Prince Rupert in August 2017 raising capacity to 1.35 million TEU, making it capable of handling the largest vessels afloat. It is an economic engine for the community there and a key asset with 65 per cent of Canadian exports to Asia originating in British Columbia, ideal for the development of export logistics.
"We believe that every community we work with is part of the DP World family and we are delighted to have Canadians as family members, enriching our business," he said.
News source: Khaleej Times
Back from left: Mohammed Hamad Al Hameli, Acting Undersecretary at DoH; His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador in the UAE; H.E. Sultan Al Harbi, UAE Consul General in Toronto. Front from left: Jeff Mainland, Executive Vice President, SickKids; Majd Abu Zant, Chief Operating Officer at UEMedical.
A clinical partnership agreement between The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children and HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) Group, was announced in Abu Dhabi. The agreement will collaborate and advance paediatric services in Abu Dhabi as it covers the exchange of experience and knowledge; the training of physicians and nurses; and placing SickKids-trained physicians at Danat Al Emarat Hospital to care for complicated cases utilizing SickKids International clinical protocols and standards.
The agreement was endorsed by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Canadian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was announced by Jeff Mainland, Executive Vice President at SickKids, and Majd Abu Zant, Chief Operating Officer at UEMedical. Also in attendance were Cathy Seguin, Vice President, SickKids International; Mohammed Hamad Al Hameli, Acting Undersecretary at DoH; His Excellency Masud Husain, Canadian Ambassador in the UAE; H.E. Sultan Al Harbi, UAE Consul General in Toronto; and a number of senior officials from both parties.
“We are really pleased to announce our clinical partnership agreement with Danat Al Emarat Hospital and HealthPlus Children’s Center and to bring SickKids expertise to the community of Abu Dhabi and the UAE,” said Seguin. “We have cared for many Emirati kids suffering from complex life-threatening diseases in the past decade and have considered transferring our expertise closer to home for patients. We were very selective with whom to partner with: UEMS and SickKids share similar visions and values, thus, our partnership with UEMedical is aiming to jointly improve children’s health through health-care integration, research and education. We certainly anticipate a long-lasting partnership with UEMedical that benefits the health outcomes for children in UAE and the region.”
“In line with our commitment to advance paediatric care in Abu Dhabi, our partnership with the internationally renowned SickKids Hospital aims to enhance the quality of tertiary paediatric services at Danat Al Emarat Hospital. It represents a crucial milestone in UEMedical’s strategy to sustain one of the finest private health systems for the Emirate,” said Majd Abu Zant. “To complement Danat Al Emarat’s well-established Paediatrics Department and its full-fledge 23-bed Neonatal Intensive Care level III which is considered one of the largest in Abu Dhabi private sector, we looked at highly demanded clinical specialties which are not available in the private sector and people travel abroad for. Thus, the initial services that will be supported by SickKids will include paediatric orthopedics, paediatric gastroenterology, paediatric pulmonology and paediatric neurology. SickKids trained physicians will be working at Danat Al Emarat Hospital and will provide care for complicated and rare cases.”
After the signing ceremony, Mohammed Hamad Al Hameli said, “Bringing in specialized paediatric service lines in the private sector helps fill in capacity gaps which were announced recently by DoH. Moreover, such international partnerships represent another step for Abu Dhabi healthcare sector in the realization of the UAE leaders’ vision to provide the people of the UAE with quality care comparable to international standards and bringing in international expertise and medical excellence to the region. It also comes in line with the DoH strategic priorities in enhancing tertiary paediatric care accessibility, and improving clinical outcomes through partnering with world renowned academic medical institutions. This directly helps in eliminating the need for patients to travel abroad for treatment.”
“Canada is well-known for its strong healthcare infrastructure and leads in medical research and innovation. We are indeed proud to witness and to support the collaboration between SickKids and Danat Al Emarat Hospital in bringing Canadian medical expertise to the UAE. This is reflective of the strong ties and the mutual trust between the UAE and Canada,” said His Excellency Masud Husain.
The agreement also involves training of physicians from Danat Al Emarat Hospital at SickKids.
About The Hospital for Sick ChildrenThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized child and family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision for Healthier Children. A Better World. For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca. Follow us on Twitter (@SickKidsNews) and Instagram (@SickKidsToronto).
News source: SickKids website
18 December 2017 | His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Monday Harjit Sajjan, the visiting Canadian Minister of National Defence, at his Majlis in Al Bahr Palace.
H.H. Sheikh Mohamed and Sajjan discussed ways of enhancing cooperation ties to the best interest of the two sides. They also reviewed coordination in military and defence affairs between the two countries. They exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, and the two countries' efforts to ensure security, peace and stability.
Among those who attended the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in Al Ain Region, H.H. Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care & Special Needs, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and a number of Sheikhs and top officials.
The meeting was also attended by Fahad Al Raqbani, Ambassador of the UAE to Canada and Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE.
News source: Emirates News Agency
Nova Chemical announced two large-scale investments in the Sarnia-Lambton area worth more than $2 billion Friday.
9 December 2017 | The company plans to expand its Corunna cracker by approximately 50 per cent to provide ethylene feedstock to a new polyethylene facility that will increase Nova's production of the plastic used for bags, pipes, consumer electronics and other household goods by 450 kilotonnes per year.
Sarnia still fighting for Nova Chemical expansion
Nova Chemicals invests $300M in Sarnia-Lambton facilities
"We are pleased to be moving forward with this growth opportunity and thankful for the support from the provincial government," stated Naushad Jamani, a Nova senior vice president. "With this investment, we are bringing innovation to the North American and global marketplace, investing in our highly skilled people and creating a solid future for the communities in which we operate."
He pointed to Nova's "talented teams across Canada" and the strong support of the community as big factors in making the projects possible.
Province contributing $100M
Officials with the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership celebrated the announcement as a reflection of the company's "confidence" in the region's economy.
"I am confident that our highly-skilled workforce will play a key role in this world-scale polyethylene facility using the best
practices and environmental technologies that Sarnia-Lambton has become well known for," stated CEO Stephen Thompson.
The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada thanked the province for contributing $100 million to the project, which the organization said will create 2,000 direct and indirect jobs over its first 10 years.
Sites for both projects are being prepared ahead of a start-up date in late 2021.
News source: CBC News
Prime Minister Trudeau met UAE Founding Father Sheikh Zayed in 1983
Leaders inspire leaders. When a young Justin Trudeau accompanied his father Pierre, the 15th prime minister of Canada, on a state visit to the UAE in 1983 he met the country’s Founding Father Sheikh Zayed.
It wouldn’t be for another 33 years that Mr Trudeau would follow in the footsteps Sheikh Zayed and his father to lead his country as one of the most progressive prime ministers of Canada.
A photograph of an 11-year-old Trudeau shaking the hand of the late Sheikh emerged last week when Dr Zaki Nusseibeh, Minister of State, shared the image from his archives on Twitter.
A 35-year-old Dr Nusseibeh also seemingly attended the meeting.
Last year, the roles were reversed with the son of Sheikh Zayed, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, visiting Mr Trudeau in Canada.
Source: The National
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