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Jawaher: Building a knowledge-based generation is key in building the future
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, said that building generations that believe in the value of knowledge and the role of books as a means of progress is building the future. Sheikha Jawaher’s remarks came during her visit to the 10th edition
 
 
Hamdan issues resolution on holidays in Dubai
DUBAI: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Resolution No. 14 of 2018 concerning the announcement of public holidays in the Emirate of Dubai. The Resolution stipulates that the Department of Human Resources of the Dubai Government shall announce the dates of public holidays, as declared by competent authorities in the UAE. The Department shall
   
GWU launches ‘Emirati Women’s Encyclopaedia’
ABU DHABI: As part of the directives of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, the GWU yesterday launched the ‘Emirati Women’s Encyclopaedia’, with the aim of creating a spirit of competitiveness among government authorities to achieve the nation’s strategic goals to
 
 
UAE Armed Forces celebrate graduation
ABU DHABI: The UAE Armed Forces celebrated the graduation of the 9th batch of National Service recruits, after completing their basic training in various national training centres, in the presence of senior officers. During the ceremony, the graduates confirmed their readiness to defend their country and showcased their military capabilities and what they learnt in the training, including their infantry skills and other specialist
   
Police honour firefighters who put out Almas Tower blaze
DUBAI: Firefighters who responded to Almas Tower blaze were conferred honours by the Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, police said on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Al Marri honoured Lt. Col Expert Firas Muhammad Balhasa and a team of firefighters from the Dubai Civil Defence who tackled the fire that broke out in Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers.
 
 
Minister hails innovative talents in Milan Design Week
DUBAI: UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation is a one of a kind exhibition that entirely focuses on the creative work and curation of Emirati talent. Held on the sidelines of Milan Design Week 2018, “UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation” exhibition has achieved great success, with the participation of 11 Emirati artists and in the presence of Italian officials, artists, intellectuals and politicians. Noura Al Kaabi, Minister
   
Al Jahili Fort to host tour today for special needs students
Al AIN: The Visitor Services Department at Al Jahili Fort in collaboration with Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, is organising the “Arab Deaf Week” (ADW) initiative which will take place on April 25 at Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain. The ADW initiative celebrations at Al Jahili Fort will invite students with special needs at the Zayed Higher Institute for Humanitarian Care on a special tour to visit one
 
 
Family tortures daughter for 8 years
DUBAI: A housewife engulfed in a dispute with her daughter teamed up with her other children to torture the daughter for more than eight years, a jury heard on Tuesday. The Levantine family was referred to the Dubai Criminal Court with the housewife, 50, son, 20, and two daughters – first student, 23, and an employee, 31 – charged with confining and torturing the victim. The father – an investor, 66 – and a second female student,
   
Grand Mosque receives 516,000 visitors, worshippers
ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi received 516,141 visitors and worshippers in March of various nationalities, from both inside and outside the country. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, SZGMC, organised many events in March, in line with its leading cultural role and its efforts to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence, according to its monthly report.
 
 
Unemployed citizen assaults 18-year-old
DUBAI: The Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a 27-year-old Gulf unemployed citizen to a year in jail after being convicted of threatening an 18-year-old Arab salesman and attempting to sexually assault him. The defendant and the victim met by coincidence in a mobile phone maintenance company, after which the defendant repeatedly visited him and offered him assistance, but was mostly denied by the latter.
   
Salesman stabs flatmate over roiling insult
DUBAI:A salesman who stabbed his flatmate during a kitchen row skipped to attend court questioning on Tuesday. The Arab man, 22, faces the charge of attempting to murder the 51-year-old Sudanese driver inside the kitchen of their apartment in Frij Murar area at around 1:15pm on Oct.29.2017. His murder bid fell flat after the victim was ambulanced to hospital where he responded to swift medical intervention, prosecutors said.
 
 
Trio jailed for Dhs290,000 phones heist
DUBAI:Three men who ganged up to break into an electronics company warehouse and decamp with Dhs290,000 phones were incarcerated on Tuesday. The Asian mastermind, 44, compatriot driver, 37, and clerk, 37, wore masks and gloves and used metal scissors to break its lock on the night of May 29, 2017. They stole 600 Huawei mobile phones. They confessed during police questioning, according to Bur Dubai Police Station records.
   
Italian Consul General floats UAE’s first Italian library
SHARJAH: The Consul General of Italy in Dubai and Northern Emirates, Valentina Setta, has opened the first Italian library in the UAE. The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) contributed several books to the library, which will form part of the International Concept for Education campus. Attending the opening from Italy were Dr Marcella Terrusi, representative of the Italy Board on Books for Young People (IBBY Italy), the
 
 
Light, adventures and acrobatics show stuns SCRF
SHARJAH: A stunning show of lights, adventures, acrobatics and projections at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) produced one of the young visitors’ most memorable experiences. The ‘Dandy Punk Show’ was a mesmerising feat of synchronised theatre, with former Cirque du Soleil artiste Ekeneh Cleudin using nothing more than a screen and a sofa as a stage prop to ride sea waves, race horses, fall through never-ending tunnels a
   
Arab World Institute is ‘Cultural Personality of ‘18’
ABU DHABI: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award on Tuesday announced that the ‘Arab World Institute’ is the winner of the 12th edition of the ‘Cultural Personality of the Year’ title. The honorary award recognises prominent figures and entities for their unique contribution to the advancement of the Arab culture, and for works that portray tolerance and promote peaceful coexistence. The unanimous decision of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s
 
 
AD Police arrest 20 drug dealers
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Police have arrested 20 people of Asian origin who have been accused of dealing in heroin and crystal meth and confiscated 20 kilogrammes, of both drugs, in a series of operations carried out by the Drug Control Directorate of the Criminal Security Sector. Drug control officers identified the lead dealer who resides abroad and manages a network of dealers of the same nationality in the UAE. Colonel Taher
   
Bait Al Naboodah opens after major restoration work
SHARJAH: Bait Al Naboodah, which belonged to the largest pearl dealer in the emirate of Sharjah, has officially reopened after extensive renovation work that was carried out by a team of historians over several years. Founded in 1845, the historic house was owned by Emirati Emir Obaid Bin Isa Bin Ali Al Shamsi, a pearl merchant in the Arabian Gulf who expanded his business network to include the Arabian Gulf, India and Europe.
 
 
Youngsters peek into the world of detectives
SHARJAH: Youngsters became little detectives for the day as they were shown how to investigate a ‘crime scene’ during a workshop at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. They were led by two former Scotland Yard detectives who taught them how to look for clues and use science to identify a ‘dead body’. “We’ve had a great response from the children who have taken part and we hope their experience can inspire them to one-day
   
MBRSG students develop academic knowledge in Geneva
DUBAI: Masters students from the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, MBRSG, recently visited a number of academic organisations in Geneva, Switzerland, which helped them hone their skills, develop their abilities and enhance their scientific knowledge and practical experiences. The 11 students from the School’s Master of Public Administration, and Executive Master of Public Administration, programmes, visited the Geneva
 
 
Masdar, Costa Rican body sign MoU
ABU DHABI: Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, or ICE) have announced a collaboration to promote renewable energy development. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Eugenia Gutierrez, Member of the Board and Director of ICE, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share technical knowledge and project experience.
   
From ninjas to car drivers, children enact characters
SHARJAH: Humour in books were taught to young children during an author and students session during the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which runs until April 28 at Expo Centre Sharjah. The hour-long Laugh Out Loud session was part of the 10th edition of the festival, themed “Your Future… Just a Book Away.” From mystery books to investigation and humour, children, aged seven to 11, spoke about what makes a book entertaining
 
 
Kids explore gaming, 3D printing at SCRF
SHARJAH: Creativity took centre stage during a Minecraft workshop at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which runs until April 28 at Expo Centre Sharjah. The hour-long 3D Designs workshop was part of the 10th edition of the festival, themed “Your Future… Just a Book Away.” Children, aged six to 16, were given the opportunity to create from their own mind and learn how to write a story in Minecraft, design their own novel
   
Budding writer dwells on import of cyber safety
SHARJAH: “Writing is my first love, and I will be restless if I had to be in any other field,” said 13-year-old award-winning author and public speaker Malavika Rajesh, as she addressed an audience of young book lovers and aspiring writers who came to the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF 2018) looking for inspiration not in a grownup author, but in their peers who go to school, and live their lives just as these children
 
 
Hospital to host Motherhood Carnival
AJMAN: Commemorating the Year of Zayed and to celebrate the journey to motherhood, Amina Hospital, a premium tertiary care hospital in Ajman, has announced its Motherhood Carnival. The occasion brings together an exciting event, special offers and activities while giving four expectant mothers, two Emirati and two expatriates, further reasons to rejoice as they win Royal Delivery packages worth thousands of dirhams.
   
National Media Council sets up interactive booth at ADIBF 2018
ABU DHABI: The National Media Council, NMC, is preparing to set up an interactive booth at the 28th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2018. Taking place from April 25 to May 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Adnec, the book fair is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces This participation
 
 
EPA gifts 600 books to mark World Book and Copyright Day
SHARJAH: The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) celebrated World Book and Copyright Day in style at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF) on Monday, with a host of events and activities which included gifts of 600 books to visitors and a storytelling session and crafts workshop. The EPA provided 100 gift bags for children and 100 for adults, each of which included three books. The books, which spanned a variety of
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