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Minister, Google engineer and academics discuss fake news, digital revolution
DUBAI: Fake news and how to combat it; the impact of technological development on the media; robots and Artificial Intelligence; as well as the UAE’s readiness to wade through the Digital Revolution also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) - were discussed in a session comprising of the local minister, Google representative and other academic on Day One of the Knowledge Summit held in Dubai. The Minister of Culture and
Dubai Ruler ushers in ‘revolutionary’ Knowledge Summit
DUBAI: The Knowledge Summit 2017 opened in Dubai on Tuesday with the launch of “Literacy in the Arab World” aimed at combating and eradicating illiteracy from the region. Launched by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the project will provide the right to education to 30 million Arab youth under the age of 18 by 2030. The ambitious initiative was launched at the summit’s inaugural ceremony which was attend
Sheikha Fatima praised for supporting children
ABU DHABI: Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has commended the UAE Government’s role in supporting children and UNICEF internationally. Abdi also praised the role of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, towards the progression
‘Telcos play a major role in AI revolution’
DUBAI: Telecom operators play a major role in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution by providing the needed connectivity and infrastructure, including access between the different entities in the digital ecosystem to create a digital life platform, highlighted Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Strategy & Governance Officer, Etisalat Group. Al Shamsi was part of a panel discussion held on Tuesday focusing on ‘AI, Cybersecurity and
UAE envoy holds talks with South African minister
JOHANNESBURG: Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, the UAE Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, on Monday met Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa. They discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to develop them in all domains, especially in the economic field, as well as a number of issues and topics of mutual interest. They also discussed Qatar’s complaint to the World
Govt Excellence Model accredited
DUBAI: The UAE has achieved a new global breakthrough in developing the UAE Government Excellence Model, GEM, as a global reference for supporting ambitious governments in improving their efficiency and shaping the future of their entities. This initiative embodies the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to achieve excellence and inspire the UAE
Work starts on new Dubai sewer project
DUBAI: Dubai Municipality has begun exploratory work for a major and new sewage treatment system. According to a statement, the Dubai Strategic Sewer Tunnel Project, for which Dubai Municipality has engaged Parsons Overseas Limited as an engineering consultant, will involve the construction of more than 70km of tunnels supported by approximately 140km of link sewers and key pumping stations. When completed in 2022, the project
Overtaking on hard shoulder goes south
SHARJAH: The violation of overtaking on the hard shoulder is on the decline in Sharjah following the implementation of the amended federal law. The number of violations recorded by Anjad patrols and radars is 871 compared to last year’s 2,149 violations. Maj. Mohammed Alai Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department at Sharjah Police, said that a road’s hard shoulder is designed for use in emergencies, especially for
Businessman loses Dhs1.75m in gold scam
DUBAI: Three fraudsters teamed up to dupe a businessman that they possessed 50kg of gold for sale. The trio swindled the victim out of around Dhs1,750,000, the Dubai Misdemenours Court heard. The three Africans -a visitor, 34, a countryman, 58, a cohort from another country, 45- swindled Dhs944,300 and $219, 350 (Dhs805,000) from the Sri Lankan businessman last year. The businessman –a gold trader- got in contact with the cohort
‘Dammi’ app streamlines blood donation
DUBAI: Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA) “Dammi” blood donation app makes it easier to find a time and place to make a blood donations in Dubai. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Blood Donation Center said the app allows blood donors to answer donation eligibility questionnaire and read pre-donation educational material through their mobile phones before they come to the donation centre. Dr Raouf said that the app is in line
Eight punished for Dhs3.6m heist
DUBAI: A gang of knife-wielding men, who lured currency exchange dealers into a trap, restrained them and decamped with Dhs3.6m, must see out their punishments. An unemployed Cameroonian, three compatriot visitors and two Malian visitors, used knifes and cleavers during the 40-minute robbery inside a Dubai hotel on Feb.15, prosecutors revealed. They decamped with the money in addition to two mobile phones of the money shop’s
RAK worker buried alive in sand
RAS AL KHAIMAH: A 30-year-old Asian worker was killed after a pile of sand collapsed on him at an under construction site in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. Gen. Mohammed Abdullah Al Zaabi, Director of the Civil Defence Department, said that the operations room received information at 10:35am that an accident had taken place at a building under construction. The RAK Civil Defence officials rushed to the site and rescued two people.
Man gets 15 years’ jail for exploiting woman
DUBAI: An unemployed man who coerced a homeless woman into prostitution until she jumped to her death, has seen his jail term stiffened to 15 years by the Appeals Court. The Asian man, 38, a compatriot watchman, 40, and a worker, 44, were sued for beating a homeless woman into the flesh trade, before she could jump to death from the third floor of a building during an escape bid. They had sheltered the deceased –whose identity
First Arabian Eagle-Owl in UAE discovered
ABU DHABI: The Emirates Wildlife Society, in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), has confirmed its recent discovery of a previously unsighted owl species in the UAE, the Arabian Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus milesi), among the rich wildlife currently inhabiting the Hajar Mountains in the Eastern Region. Discovered during an owl survey conducted by Anthony Stoquert, a scientist from EWS-WWF’s Terrestrial Conservation Programme, with the
Students attend environmental campaign launch
DUBAI: Dubai Municipality has launched this year’s ‘Clean up the World’ campaign with an Awareness Forum for Students, organised with the participation of the representatives of a number of government departments and establishments, who presented papers on environmental awareness and sustainability. 700 students from 15 public and private educational institutions assembled at the theatre of the New World School in Al Twar-1 for
ERC supports haemodialysis centres in Yemen
SHABWA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided several haemodialysis centres in the Mayfa’a district with supplies of fuel, to ensure the continuity of their operations to treat dialysis patients. A truck carrying 36,000 litres of diesel was used to supply the centres with the necessary fuel. Mohammed Saif Al Muhairi, Head of ERC Team in Shabwa, said that this support is in response to the needs of the dialysis centres, high
Programme launched to promote child rights
DUBAI: On the occasion of World Children’s Day, the Community Development Authority (CDA) has launched the “Friends for the Rights of the Child” programme. The initiative seeks to promote and spread awareness around human and children’s rights in the UAE. The programme familiarises students with their rights, while advocating for these rights to be upheld in academic institutions and society at large. The programme also trains all
AD Police lauded for its work
ABU DHABI: Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, congratulated the Abu Dhabi Police General Command on the 60th anniversary of its establishment. Al Kaabi went on to say that Abu Dhabi Police has contributed to establishing security and stability in the emirate, enjoyed by all segments of the local community. She added that the Abu Dhabi Police is not only a police force that is responsible
Hajj documentary released
ABU DHABI: National Geographic Abu Dhabi (NGAD) in partnership with the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yesterday announced the launch of ‘The Duty of Care,’ a documentary providing a rare insight into the single largest congregation in the world and highlighting the role of the Ministry of Health in safeguarding the well-being and health of over 2.5 million devout pilgrims who undertake the annual Hajj journey.
Dwight School brings personalised learning to Dubai
DUBAI: Dwight School, renowned for its academically rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, with campuses around the globe, will open its first Middle East school in Dubai, in September 2018. Founded in 1872, Dwight is recognised by the IB Organisation as a world leader in international education. Personalised learning is the hallmark of a Dwight education through which the school is recognised for igniting the spark
4th International Festival of Falconry to start on Dec.4
ABU DHABI: Falcons are the national emblem of the United Arab Emirates. Dating back centuries, falconry and falcons are a unique tradition that is still alive in Abu Dhabi. Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC) announced on Tuesday the 4th International Festival of Falconry (IFF), under the patronage of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during a press conference held in Abu Dhabi. Youth Falconers numbering 250
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