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Mohamed visits Idex 2019 on final day of exhibition
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, yesterday visited the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, Idex 2019, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Adnec on the concluding day. Sheikh Mohamed inspected several national and international pavilions and reviewed their latest military, defence, telecommunications,
 
 
Sharjah Ruler issues law organising SBA
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued law No. (1) for 2019 organising the ‘Sharjah Broadcasting Authority’ (SBA). According to the law, SBA’s main headquarters will be in Sharjah City. However, based on the approval of Sharjah Media Council and endorsement of Sharjah Executive Council, SBA may set up offices and branches in all the emirate’s cities an
   
Sultan launches Award stimulating youth
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday launched the Sheikh Sultan Youth Skills Award, which is the first of its kind in the region during a ceremony held at Al Badea Palace. The Award aims to enhance talents and skills of the young people in the UAE by challenging various levels and multidisciplinary areas, including volunteering, adventure, skill and
 
 
‘Unity Through Inclusion’ for the Special Olympics
DUBAI: What a way to end the work week and prepare for a well-deserved week-end respite on an unclouded cool Thursday morning. Fifty-six people gathered al fresco and freely expressed themselves in an array of gouache (opaque water-based medium) over 16 varying sizes of blank canvases for the March 14 to 21 “Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.” Specifically, 14 pupils from the Al Zuhour Private School in Sharjah, 16
   
‘Pink Caravan Ride to hold expert discussion’
SHARJAH: The opening ceremony of the ninth annual edition of the Pink Caravan Breast Cancer Awareness Ride will be held on Feb.23, at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club. On the first day of the campaign, the pink brigade will be covering Sharjah, riding through Coral Beach Resort and Souq Al Jubail to finally end the day’s ride at Al Majaz Waterfront at 5:15pm, tracking 39 kilometres. Representing the pan-UAE breast cancer
 
 
Dubai Police save 14 sailors from drowning
DUBAI: Dubai Police saved 14 sailors from drowning after strong winds and waves hit their ship -that had suffered an engine failure- against breakwaters, police said on Thursday. The police command and control room received a distress call on Wednesday morning that Asian seafarers were stranded off the Deira Island and were about to sink after one of the ship’s engines failed in rough water. “Dubai Police rescue teams and divers
   
Festival in the Park returns to Abu Dhabi Festival 2019
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Festival 2019 will once again host the capital’s premier outdoor cultural celebration, ‘Festival in the Park’. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, the two-day event will take place in Umm Al Emarat Park, and will include exciting live performances of theatre and comedy, workshops and musical performances. A celebration for the whole family to enjoy, Festival in the Park will take
 
 
UAE Armed Forces participate in Dir’ Al Jazeera exercise
RIYADH: The UAE Armed Forces are participating in the Dir’ Al Jazeera (Peninsula Shield) exercise (10), which began yesterday and will end on 14th March, 2019, in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, with the participation of military forces from Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The exercise, which aims to reinforce the current military cooperation between GCC countries and unify their strategic military plans, is the outcome of
   
Man caged for six months for harassing visitor
DUBAI: A man who stalked a Yoga session-goer inside a lift then claimed the way she dressed snared him was on Thursday imprisoned for six months plus deportation. The Asian defendant –a worker- 24- pursued the British visitor, 35, inside the lift of a tower in the Business Bay at around 4:40pm on Nov.11.2018 and deliberately came in contact with her, the Dubai Criminal Court learnt. On the record, the woman complained that she we
 
 
Saleswoman fined Dhs171,000 for fraud
DUBAI: A telecom saleswoman who abused her position to avail herself of Dhs195, 724 mobile phones and SIM cards has been imprisoned for six months and fined Dhs171, 000. The Asian woman, 37, was working for a telecom company under an employment services provider tasked with promoting and selling telecom services inside a shopping centre in Al Muraqqabat. She was provided several usernames and passwords to use. She abused her
   
Angry programmer shuts clients’ websites
DUBAI: An IT solutions company employee hacked and crashed fifteen websites of clients after his boss slashed Dhs4, 000 from his salary for noncompliance, a jury heard on Thursday. The Arab defendant, 33, threatened the company’s 47-year-old Syrian manager that he would take the websites down from the server unless a refund was made. He started implementing the threats from June 2016. He was nabbed recently. Prosecutors charged
 
 
Students celebrate ‘Afforestation Week’
ABU DHABI: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Bangladesh Islamia School (SKBZ), Abu Dhabi and Al Yasat Private School, Abu Dhabi, came together recently planting trees to commemorate the ‘Afforestation Week’ from Feb.16 to 21, 2019. Ten SKBZ eco–club students from grade eleven following the steps of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s views on the significance of planting trees worked towards sharing environmental education with
   
Man charged with stealing aluminium parts
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Criminal Court heard the case of an Asian charged with stealing aluminum parts from the warehouse of the company he worked for after the latter terminated his contract with it. The complainant, a company representative, testified that the defendant used to work for the company but his contract was terminated 15 days before the incident. He pointed out that the company had to keep his passport until he would
 
 
Court adjourns murder case
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Criminal Court adjourned to March 10 the case of 8 Asians charged with murdering a compatriot and stealing his money and then stabbing him with knife. An official of the suspects’ consulate presented an authorisation to represent the parents of blood. The court ordered the continued imprisonment of the suspects. The court faced the fourth defendant with the charge of murder, stealth and assault which he
   
Teachers are ‘real superheroes,’ says Hollywood star Hugh Jackman
DUBAI: The top 10 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019 were announced on Thursday by actor, singer, and producer Hugh Jackman at globalteacherprize.org. Now in its fifth year, the US$1 million award is the largest prize of its kind and awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
 
 
Arab Region Yoga Instructor Conference to debut in Dubai
DUBAI: More than 300 yoga instructors from across the Middle East are expected to participate in the first-ever Arab Region Yoga Instructors Conference, which will take place on April 26-27 in Dubai. Organised by the FoI Events and Science India Forum UAE, the event will be dedicated to promoting and spreading the benefits of yoga through professional trainers, workshops, seminars and conferences. The focal theme of this conference
   
Ministry opens booth at mall to raise awareness on issues
DUBAI: To educate more people about its wide range of services aiming people of determination, the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) has launched its booth in City Centre Mirdif for increasing awareness of child rights, empowerment of people of determination and support of family stability and senior Emiratis. Through its prominent display booth and officials available to interact with the visitors, the Ministry of
 
 
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