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Happiness Minister volunteers first for Al Jalila Heroes
DUBAI: Al Jalila Children’s, the first dedicated children’s hospital in the UAE, launched its own volunteering programme Abtaal Al Jalila (Al Jalila Heroes) on Aug.17, with Ohood Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, signing up as the first volunteer of the initiative. Abtaal Al Jalila was initiated by the hospital in line with the Year of Giving and is aimed at involving the wider community in contributing to
 
 
Rulers greet president of Afghanistan
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, on the occasion of Afghan Independence Day. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme
   
‘Zayed’s Legacy campaign will bring joy’
ABU DHABI: Yemeni Ambassador to UAE Fahad Al Menhali stated that the recently launched Zayed Legacy campaign to support families of war-affected people in Yemen will intensify the UAE’s response to the humanitarian situation in the country. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has directed the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to launch a campaign
 
 
SGG rolls out self-development experiments
SHARJAH: Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) used the school holidays to challenge and develop the creativity and leadership skills of young Guides (12 to 15 years) and Brownies(7 to 11 years) in a series of summer camps and programmes, held from 8 to 27 July. An itinerary packed with fun activities, interactive programmes and workshops was laid out spanning two central themes: guide the children to develop keenness to learn art, craft and
   
Sewa offers 7 emergency generators
SHARJAH: Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has provided seven, environment-friendly mobile generators to meet any emergency or sudden power disruptions in Sharjah. The generators of different capacities are provided as part of Sewa’s strategy to provide the best services to its customers. Sewa Chairman, Eng Dr Rashid Al Leem, said that the generators are part of the alternatives used by Sewa to ensure uninterrupted
 
 
Dubai Police encourage Filipinos to ‘call 901’
DUBAI: Filipinos are encouraged to dial “901” and use downloadable smart apps of the Dubai Police for a better, safer and more secure UAE. The significance of the Dubai Police hotline “901”—as this directs each user to the proper authorities for the correct information and assistance about anything ought to be reported and acted upon judiciously and resolutely—rang high at the first-ever Philippine Consulate General-Dubai (PCGDXB)
   
Sharjah Police campaign enhances security
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police witnessed a 76 per cent decline in alarming crimes in Al Saja area. The development is rooted in a campaign commenced by Sharjah Police in November 2016 titled “Behind You Behind You” to ensure the safety of the emirate. The campaign is also part of a strategic plan of the Ministry of Interior to eradicate negative phenomena in society. Colonel Ahmed Jassem Hamdan Al Zaabi, Director of Al Saja General Police
 
 
Ajman crackdown on errant motorists fruitful
AJMAN: Ajman Police issued 960 violations by the end of July to motorists who failed to abide by the stipulated speed limit. The development is part of the Ajman Police crackdown for the implementation of the Ministry of Interior’s strategic plan to ensure road safety and to reduce the number of accidents that occur when motorists suddenly jump lanes. Lieutenant Colonel Seif Abdallah Al Falasi, Deputy Director of the Traffic and
   
Man killed in accident
UMM AL QUWAIN: A young Emirati man was killed while two others sustained injuries after the car that they were riding in was involved in an overturning incident. Colonel Saeed Obaid Bin Aran, Director of Traffic and Patrols at Umm Al Quwain Police, said that the incident happened at 9.30pm on Thursday along Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Road in the direction from Umm Al Quwain to Falaj Al Mualla. As a result of the high speed, the ca
 
 
University builds strategic tie-ups with top bodies
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi University’s new Dubai Campus, which is set to welcome students with the start of the new academic year, is engaged in developing several strategic initiatives with leading organisations and industry leaders across diverse sectors in the UAE. In commemoration of the World Photography Day, and in line with the university’s strategy to encourage innovation and creative thinking, ADU has partnered with Dubai
   
UHS surgery gives Emirati woman new lease of life
SHARJAH: University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), the leading healthcare provider in the emirate, announced that Fatima (name was changed for confidentiality), a 40-year-old Emirati woman from Sharjah, has fully recovered from a spinal surgery to remove a dangerously-located tumour. The patient was walking the very next day of the surgery and was then discharged two days later after full recovery. Fatima visited several doctors,
 
 
MBRSG concludes professional diploma in customer happiness
DUBAI: The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, a research and education institution specialising in public policy in the Arab world, concluded its first professional diploma on Customer’s Happiness, which relates achievement with the happiness of customers. The first session was for the employees of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai. The programme covered key messages and academic courses
   
Pakistani expats enjoy country’s Independence Day events
DUBAI: As part of the celebrations of Pakistan’s Independence Day, hundreds of Pakistani families residing in different parts of the UAE took part in events held in Dubai and Sharjah. The Pakistan Association Dubai held a colourful evening for families and its members on Friday night. Over 700 people from all walks of life attended the event titled ‘Sohni Dharti’. The evening included games, magic shows, national songs and
 
 
ASF brings new course for decision-makers
DUBAI: The Arab Strategy Forum, ASF, has unveiled the second term of its Executive Education Programme, “Geopolitical and Economic Analysis Forecasting Programme for Decision Makers.” It aims to provide the best methods and tools for leaders, decision makers and researchers to enhance their decision-making skills, and help them forecast the most important political and economic events locally and globally. This will reflect
   
AD civic body floats drive to protect Al Falah’s appearance
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, has carried out a comprehensive campaign at old and new Al Falah and surrounding areas in collaboration with strategic partners. The campaign aimed to verify that stipulations set for protecting the appearance of the city are implemented, and removal of all distorting elements are carried out. The campaign focused on several aspects highlighted by addressing peddlers and educating the
 
 
Drug bust: Woman lures others into abuse
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Police arrested a drug dealer of Arab descent, nicknamed Al Anqaa. The defendant was luring women to abuse drugs in an operation dubbed “The Trap”. Colonel Taher Ghareeb Al Dhaheri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police’s Drug Control Department, said that the Anti-Narcotics Department foiled the suspect’s bid to peddle drugs among women. She would visit places where women gather to socialise with them and conseque
   
Cabbie who locked up women over fare row wins case
DUBAI: A one-year-old dispute between a cabbie and women he locked up inside a taxi for refusing to pay a Dhs20 fare has ended in the cabbie’s favour. The Indian cabbie, 27, locked the two Arab women inside his taxi at around 4.30am on May 27, 2016 when they insisted they would not pay him the taxi fare on grounds he had ignored to run the meter. He was first referred to the Dubai Criminal Court on Dec.20 and prosecutors accused
 
 
Dewa water project registers progress
DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed 109km of the project to supply, extend and commission water distribution networks. The total is 162km, with 67.3 percent of the project completed so far in different parts of Dubai, at a total cost of Dhs210 million. “The main objective of the project is to develop water distribution networks in Al Khawaneej 2, TechnoPark, and other new areas in Dubai, to improve
   
Modhesh World raffle to reward visitors
DUBAI: Visitors to Modhesh World - one of the most popular indoor edutainment destinations in the region – stand a chance to walk away with valuable prizes as part of the Grand Raffle programme. By spending Dhs200 and above on an array of games and entertainment attractions, visitors can win shopping vouchers worth Dhs5,000 at leading outlets. Modhesh World is also giving parents and children the opportunity to bring their
 
 
Patrol cops take bribes to condone crime
DUBAI: Two traffic patrol officers who pocketed bribes to condone pimping, bootlegging and drug abuse must see out their jail and fine punishment, the Appeals Court ruled. The head of a traffic patrol –an Asian corporal, 39- and his assistant -an Arab policeman, 27- were apprehended during a sting operation at around 12.30am on Dec.27, 2016. The policeman received Dhs500 from a source who posed as an illegal resident.
   
RTA starts linking trucks with Smart Monitoring Centre
DUBAI: Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced the start of the initial stage for the mandatory implementation of the Vehicles Safety system. The system links heavy vehicles (trucks) that had been in service for 20 years or more with the Smart Monitoring Centre of RTA’s Licensing Agency, starting this month. The system involves fitting mo
 
 
Sharjah Police start new licensing system for trailers
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Police on Thursday started implementation of the new licensing system of trailers and semi-trailers. The system is in line with the new UAE system launched by the Ministry of Interior regarding the control of trailers and semi-trailers in accordance with a standard mechanism for licensing them. Colonel Ali Bu Alzoud, Director of Licensing Department of Sharjah Police, said that the move is part of the efforts
   
EEG celebrates champions of eco drive
DUBAI: As an accredited UN organisation, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) has joined hands with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in its efforts to restore degraded soils. In this endeavour, EEG, in its month-long mission, “Recycle. Reforest. Repeat 2017,” collected over 48,000 kg of paper during last June-July and honoured the outstanding participants in a function held in Dubai on Saturday.
 
 
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