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UAE airlifts aid to quake-hit Indonesia
DUBAI: With the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Humanitarian City facilitated a second airlift of much-needed relief items from the UAE to Indonesia. Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed tweeted, “A second International Humanitarian City (IHC) operated airlift has departed Dubai car
 
 
Youth empowerment has a Big Heart
DUBAI: Top UAE officials will be sharing their insights and expertise on how to tackle the youth crisis in the Mena region at the two-day Investing in the Future Conference (Iifmena 2018), that will take place in Sharjah on Oct.24-25. Organised by the UAE-based global humanitarian organisation, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) with key partners, UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women, SOS Village and Nama Women Advancement Establishment
   
Over 200 authors to sign books at SIBF
SHARJAH: The 37th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair will see more than 200 authors from 19 countries, who will be present at the fair’s Book Signing Corner to meet and interact with book lovers as well as sign their works personally. Books written by them will also be displayed, and include genres of classic and folk poetry, novels, historical studies, literary criticism, and translations, cookbooks, children’s literature,
 
 
Second package of Ajman Vision 2021 approved
AJMAN: Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, has approved the second package of the Ajman Vision 2021 during a meeting with the Vision’s teamwork. The second package of the Vision 2021 strategic plan includes 14 indices and strategic objectives divided into four key pillars: A better place to Live, Excellent government, Green economy, and Vibrant community. Sheikh Ammar heard a presentation from the Vision
   
Expo 2020 celebrates ‘Two Years To Go’
DUBAI: A specially-choreographed show at The Dubai Fountain and a stunning three-minute projection on Burj Khalifa formed the climax of festivities on Saturday as Expo 2020 Dubai passed its Two-Years-To-Go landmark. The milestone moment in the countdown to the biggest event to ever be held in the Arab world attracted thousands of people to a free public celebration at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. The community event included five
 
 
Art auction raises funds for Pakistan school
DUBAI: A charity art auction was held in Dubai to raise funds for a new school unit in Pakistan. A number of acclaimed artists from South Asia, Middle East and Europe presented their artworks, with more than 80 art pieces ranging from paintings to sculptures to a few exclusive collectors’ items offered at the auction. Among the items was a bat that belonged to former Pakistan cricket team captain Younis Khan, who became the first
   
5-day missing driver’s body found in lake
RAS AL KHAIMAH: The body of a missing driver was finally found with the help of the joint efforts of five major rescue and police departments from across the country. The Sudanese cement-mixer driver, 53, was swept away in the Wadi Al Qor flood near Al Mani’ee, about 110 kilometres to the south of the Ras Al Khaimah city, on Tuesday night. The driver remained missing for five consecutive days during which the departments conducted
 
 
Air quality checker station launched
DUBAI: Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated an ambient air quality monitoring station at the headquarters of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in Dubai. The station has been developed in partnership with BDH Middle East, a leading global supplier of the widest range of chemicals, glassware, apparatus, lab instruments, microbiology media, bio-chemicals, diagnostics and
   
Trio jailed for mugging US lawyer
DUBAI: Three gang members implicated in mugging an American lawyer after luring him with the prospect of dining with a belle have lost an appeal against their one-year-jail term. The African mastermind, 33, his ex-fugitive aide and countryman, 23, teamed up with a countrywoman, 31, to lure and rob the lawyer, 27, of his Dhs33,200, prosecutors told the Dubai Criminal Court. They established a social media page disguised as a
 
 
Maid punished for mishandling boy
DUBAI: A maid who groped a 4-year-old boy while changing his diaper has seen her prison term doubled by the Dubai Appeals Court. The Asian maid, 33, sexually assaulted the Tunisian boy inside a house in Rashidiyah on Mar.27, prosecutors told the Dubai Criminal Court. She rebuffed the accusation and sought to be acquitted. The court imprisoned her for three months plus deportation. She appealed seeking a release. Prosecutors appea
   
SICFF brings youth, cinema together
SHARJAH: A successful sixth edition of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2018) has come to a ceremonious close after an enthusiastic six-day celebration aimed at bringing the world of children’s cinema and media arts on one open, global platform. The closing ceremony was held last evening (Friday) at the festival venue, the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) in Sharjah.
 
 
Baby in womb survives rare heart condition
SHARJAH: A recent case to highlight was when 31-year-old Alia learnt she was pregnant. However, halfway into her pregnancy, the parents got the news, which they never wanted to hear — their baby’s heart was not developing properly, and the baby-to-be-born had little chance of surviving. Alia and her husband were shattered and devastated. Her pain was interminable and all she hoped was for a miracle to happen.
   
Injured pedestrian gets Dhs900,000
DUBAI: The Dubai Court of Appeal estimated the injuries sustained by an Asian who was hit by a vehicle while illegally crossing the street and ordered that the victim be paid Dhs900,000 as indemnification after accepting the plaintiff’s appeal. The court rejected the appeal that the defendant – an insurance company – submitted to pay the plaintiff a sum of Dhs200,000, as indemnification. The case dated back to Jan.2016 when the
 
 
Second Emirates Derma concludes on a high note
ABU DHABI: The 2nd edition of Emirates Academy of Dermatology, Aesthetics and Laser Conference & Exhibition — Emirates Derma successfully concluded on Saturday in Abu Dhabi; featuring many productive discussions, brainstorming sessions and exchange of knowledge on a variety of topics in cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery, facial aesthetics and anti-ageing. Over the 3-days, the premier skincare gathering that hosted the ‘Emirate
   
Online influencer offends woman, punished
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Appeal Court heard the case of a Gulf origin social media influencer accused of insulting a woman social media influencer, who too is of Gulf origin. The former has been accused of insulting the woman on the social media app Instagram. Previously, the Court of First Instance had convicted the accused for insulting the female online influencer, who is known by the name Kashoona on Instagram.
 
 
RTA to build 3 bridges worth Dhs447m
DUBAI: Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in coordination with Nakheel, has awarded a contract for the construction of three bridges leading to Deira Islands. The bridges, which link with the existing bridge crossing the water canal, consist of six lanes in each direction and will be built at cost of Dhs447 million. The Project is undertaken in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
   
Rainfall boosts water storage
ABU DHABI: Rains fell on Oct.16, boosting the amount of water stored by reservoirs of dams in the country’s Central and Eastern Regions to 1,581,350 cubic metres, the Ministry of Energy and Industry stated. According to the ministry’s technical teams, the lakes of a number of dams, including Al Qoor, Buraq, Al Khaliban, Al Mastab, and Al Maneii in the Central Region as well as Al Hail Dam in the Eastern Zone were filled with
 
 
Erudite Indian line-up at Sharjah International Book Fair 2018
DUBAI: The Sharjah International Book Fair has been making strong impact across the world. However, the annual literary festival has been receiving overwhelming response from India year after year. The 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, which will commence from Oct.31, will also witness participation of a contingent of poets, writers, actors, musicians and publishers from India. This year, the festival will also
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