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Exclusive Web portal for media industry launched
DUBAI: In what is foreseen by its initiators as the “future Google of the media industry,” OMNESmedia.com, a specialised platform that provides innovative digital solutions covering all media sectors across the globe, has been launched in the UAE by BASMA Media. The socio-informative Web portal will empower all parties concerned with the media industry, including advertisers, PR professionals and others to connect, measure and
 
 
Sultan issues several decrees
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an Emiri Decree appointing the Chairman of the Directorate of Sharjah Survey and Town Planning. Emiri Decree No. 01 of 2017 stipulates that Khalid Bin Butti Al Muhairi, Director of the Department of Planning and Survey in Sharjah, shall be promoted to the grade of Department Director and shall be appointed as the
   
Hamdan hands over Smart Govt Flag to RTA
DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, handed over the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart Government Programme flag to the Road and Transport Authority, RTA, as its “RTA Smart Bus Shelters Initiative” had won the public award category at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government. RTA, which won the award following a poll on Twitter, held from
 
 
‘The Sustainable City’ to be first net-zero-energy community
ABU DHABI: The fourth edition of EcoWASTE 2017, conference and exhibition on sustainable environment, running alongside the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and the International Water Summit (IWS), has attracted around 38,000 attendees representing 175 countries. ADSW from Jan 16 to 19 at Adnec is the Middle East’s largest gathering focused on addressing the interconnected challenges of energy and water security,
   
Thousands throng Al Jawaher centre to partake in high-level events
SHARJAH: Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) announced that it attracted more than 120,000 visitors and guests in 2016, bringing the total number of visitors who participated in some of the most prestigious and high-level events, organised and hosted by the centre to 388,420 visitors, since opening its doors in early 2013. Dotted with an array of the exclusive in-house events services and world-class catering, JRCC
 
 
Curtains come down on music festival
SHARJAH: The fourth edition of the Sharjah World Music Festival (SWMF) concluded successfully after engaging and entertaining hundreds of thousands of music fans and cultural enthusiasts over 20 live music concerts. This prestigious nine-day event brought together 24 artists and musical bands from 14 countries, featuring popular Arabic voices as well as international artists representing myriad musical genres. The concerts were
   
Mawaqif issues permits for mobile food trucks
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre has announced that for the first time in Abu Dhabi Emirate, it has issued permits for operating mobile food-vending trucks in specific locations outside Abu Dhabi Island, including Al Raha Beach, Saadiyat Island, the Abu Dhabi-Dubai main highway, Al Falah area and Al Garm, among other public areas and tourist locations. The permit covers the offering of non-alcoholic beverages,
 
 
Police impersonator steals Dhs1,100
DUBAI: The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 25-year-old Asian security guard to the criminal court on charges of stealing Dhs1,100 from another worker, while impersonating a police officer. The victim stated during interrogations that while he was sitting in the entrance of one of the buildings in the Al Raffa area, the accused came and told him that he was a police officer. He asked the victim for his ID card, and when the
   
Hot air balloon incident victims reported stable
SHARJAH: A report by the Sharjah Police General Directorate has unveiled that five of the tourists who were injured due to the fall of a Dubai company-owned hot air balloon on the morning of Jan.14 in Al Madam desert area were discharged from hospital on the same day. The sixth tourist is still receiving treatment and his condition is currently stable. The report said: “The Central Operations Room at Sharjah Police on Jan.14
 
 
‘DubaiID’ government service launched
DUBAI: In the presence of Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Dubai Smart Government, and Tarish Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, Dubai Smart Government launched a campaign to register for the “DubaiID” service which provides access to more than 600 government services with one username. The “DubaiID” services launched by the Dubai Smart Government, in cooperation with the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) easily provides
   
Gang charged with stealing electrical wires
DUBAI: The Criminal Court in Dubai looked into the case of a 28-year-old unemployed Asian man, who was charged with theft. He stole 140 rolls of electrical wires and 6 land drilling equipment worth Dhs90,000, along with four other people. According to Dubai Public Prosecution investigations, the defendants stole cables from a warehouse in Al Qusais area. The first and second defendant confessed to the theft, while the third, four
 
 
Comorian heroin smuggler arrested
RAS AL KHAIMAH: The Criminal Appellate Court of Ras Al Khaimah looked into the case of a Comorian suspect, who attempted to smuggle heroin into the Penal and Correctional Institution of Ras Al Khaimah. The Criminal Appellate Court previously sentenced the suspect to 10 years in jail, but he appealed before the Court of Cassation in Ras Al Khaimah. The cassation court returned the case to the Criminal Appellate Court to be looked
   
Cyclist injured in road accident
SHARJAH: A man in his fifties, who was riding his bicycle, was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle. The details of the incident date back to the time when the operations room in Sharjah Police received a tipoff on Monday at 5am, reporting that a man was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on the second industrial intersection in Sharjah. Instantly upon receiving the tipoff, police patrols and ambulance rushed
 
 
RTA ‘Shapes the Future’ at management forum
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the findings and recommendations of the 3rd edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) 2016 held under the theme: ‘Shaping the Future.’ The event took place under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman
   
Dewa, Masdar to start Solar Park project soon
ABU DHABI: Construction of the 800-megawatt, phase 3 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will start at the end of this month following the award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project. This was announced on Tuesday at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW, 2017. A Masdar-led consortium was selected last June by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dewa, to develop
 
 
‘Protect heritage, foster creativity’ in Al Ain
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced an annual programme of cultural events for Al Ain to run in 2017, providing a culturally enriched experience for visitors and residents. Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities, which fuses the spirit of the past with a lively and contemporary vision for the future. The extensive programme of events highlights Al Ain as the
   
MBRSC to launch first ever Space Forum
DUBAI: Under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the Centre and its strategic and development plans, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is launching the first edition of “Project Space” Forum on Jan.24-25 at Dubai World Trade Centre. As the first of its kind to be held in the region, the
 
 
AD Sustainability Week hosts ‘Business France’
ABU DHABI: Twenty-eight businesses from France are participating in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, which is currently being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Under the umbrella of ‘Business France’, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, the country is running two French pavilions, one at the World Future Energy Summit, WFES and the other at the International
   
Young Emirati dies in Ras Al Khaimah accident
RAS AL KHAIMAH: A UAE national, identified as ASA, 21, died in a road accident that took place in Ras Al Khaimah on Sunday morning. The deceased’s car reportedly collided with a water tanker that was watering the green areas along the airport road. The accident also caused injuries to a worker who was on duty warning the drivers about the tanker. According to the Colonel Ahmed Al Summ Al Naqabi, Acting Director of Traffic and
 
 
Dubai among world’s most dynamic cities
DUBAI: Dubai is among the most dynamic cities in the world, according to JLL’s City Momentum Index (CMI) 2017 report. The annual CMI report looks at the fastest-changing cities around the globe, tracking the speed of their changing economy and commercial real estate market, whilst identifying hubs that have the most dynamic attributes over the short and long-term. Placed at 11 in the global top 30, Dubai finished just behind
   
Dubai Health Awards presented
DUBAI: The winners of the inaugural edition of the Annual Health Awards 2017 were awarded at a star-studded gala event at the Godolphin Ballroom, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, on Monday, Jan.16. Jointly hosted by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and Gulf Medical University (GMU)-led ‘Health’ magazine, the event was a first-of-its-kind gathering. It was attended by more than 600 healthcare professionals and leader
 
 
Enthusiasts’ convoy ready to embark on ‘Camel Trek’
DUBAI: A group of riders will embark on a journey in the desert of the UAE for the third edition of the ‘Camel Trek’ being organised and supervised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC). The convoy with a mixed participation of 13 men and women will be held between Jan.21 to 27. The week-long expedition will depart from Nakhra area in Dubai on Saturday Jan.21 at 7am and return to Global Village after their one- week
   
‘Solar energy making rapid progress in the region’
ABU DHABI: Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, said industry experts at the World Future Energy Summit and the Solar Expo in Abu Dhabi. Renewable energy, particularly solar, is making rapid progress in the region, with organisers estimating that buyers at WFES have more than 200 gigawatts of planned capacity to be added within the
 
 
Centre for the differently-abled students move Kim Kardashian
DUBAI: Special needs students at the Rashid Centre for the Disabled got their turn to impress the US reality show star Kim Kardashian by showcasing their spell-bounding performances of dance, art and music. In her recent visit to the Rashid Centre, Kardashian was received by Maryam Othman, Director General of the centre, in the presence of a handful patrons of the organisation. Kardashian toured several parts of the centre and at
   
Symposium to tackle post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities
SHARJAH: At a time when significant archaeological treasures in the Middle East are threatened by tragic current events, ICCROM-ATHAR, in partnership with the Louvre-Lens Museum, is hosting a special event from Jan.20-21 on the theme of endangered heritage. Dr Zaki Aslan, Regional Director of ICCROM-ATHAR, will facilitate an international symposium on post-conflict reconstruction of historic cities. This special event is being
 
 
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