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UAE Armed Forces conduct Union Fortress 3 in Al Ain
AL AIN: The UAE Armed Forces on Saturday conducted the 3rd edition of Union Fortress event — the biggest-ever public demonstration of the UAE Armed Forces to highlight the role of highly trained armed forces in safeguarding and securing the nation and its people. Staged in Al Ain, the joint-military exercise showcased the expertise of the armed forces, their readiness, spirit and thorough professionalism in a number of different
 
 
Sultan congratulates Emir of Kuwait
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has sent a congratulatory cable to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, on the occasion of his country’s National Day and Liberation Day. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah,
   
Leaders greet Estonian President
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory cable to President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, on his country’s Independence Day anniversary. The Vice President, Prime Minister 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 Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent
 
 
Minister visits DNRC
LONDON: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Saturday visited the newly-built facilities of the United Kingdom’s Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre, DNRC. The centre provides clinical rehabilitation services for people who suffer injuries.
   
FNC Ministry takes part in e-Signature project
DUBAI: The Ministry of State for Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs participated in the e-Signature initiative, which aims to automate human resources procedures by electronically placing signatures on ministerial decisions and formal procedures using the HR information management system “Bayanati”, which eliminates the need for printing. In a meeting with a delegation from the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources,
 
 
Big Heart, Sharjah Girl Guides tie up for girls’ education
SHARJAH: In line with the “Year of Zayed” and to coincide with World Thinking Day, celebrated by girl guides and girl scouts around the world, Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) has collaborated with The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), to launch its ‘Knots of Impact’ campaign with the aim of supporting girls’ education around the world. To illustrate the campaign’s universal message, the initiative’s ‘Wall of Knots’ is an artwork which
   
Official presents UAE’s vision of diversified future
DUBAI: Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO), took part in an event organised by London’s Chatham House on Tuesday, Feb.20. Entitled “Driving Economic Growth in the Mena Region: Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq”, the event was held in collaboration with the Centre for Economic Growth at Insead Business School. The discussion looked at Saudi Arabia’s and the UAE’s vision, which attempt to
 
 
Horse riders briefed as Pink Caravan Ride set to start
SHARJAH: Horse riders taking part in the Pink Caravan Ride have been given advice, guidance, kit and instructions before they set off on the eighth edition of the event, the UAE’s most prominent breast cancer awareness campaign from Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP). The Pink Caravan’s Higher Steering Committee (HSC) held discussions in a special meeting on the final preparations of the ride which will begin from Sharjah on
   
Zayed hailed for being UAE’s most prominent naturalist
ABU DHABI: As the UAE celebrates the “Year of Zayed” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founding father, it is appropriate that the Emirates Natural History Group is at the same time marking its 40th anniversary, the Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, said. Addressing a dinner organised by the Group’s Abu Dhabi chapter, Sheikh Nahyan said: “It is entirely fitting that your
 
 
Arab national nabbed for conning retailer
SHARJAH: An Arab national who conned the owner of a fuel retailer was arrested. The fraudster and his accomplice claimed that they wanted to buy car oil worth Dhs50. He handed Dhs500 to the owner, and received the change from him. According to Lt Colonel Ali Mohamed Al Dhanhani, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Eastern region, in the meantime, the accomplice kept the owner distracted and claimed that he had
   
Sajaya Young Ladies organise trip to Japan to inspire youngsters
SHARJAH: Sajaya Young Ladies, a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, has organised a trip to Japan at the end of March, for six girls. The move aims to inspire the girls about Artificial Intelligence and other innovative projects. Balqees Sabir, a programmes coordinator at Sajaya, stated that the trip was structured around three phases. The first phase involved 20 girls being subjected to an
 
 
400 celebrate fitness at Sharjah Colour Run
SHARJAH: In keeping with its dedication to promoting awareness about the importance of regular exercise and the role of sports in enhancing physical and emotional health and wellbeing, Sharjah Ladies Club Branches (SLCB) organised the Sharjah Colour Run on Friday (Feb.23) at Al Bataeh Ladies Park in Sharjah. The event witnessed a remarkable turnout of 400 female participants, including women and girls. Sponsored by National Paints
   
DHA seeks to slow down ageing process
DUBAI: In keeping with Dubai and the UAE’s steadfast commitment to building the future today, government-owned healthcare providers in the emirate consistently outline ambitious plans to modernise their services, deepen their knowledge and guarantee their future-readiness. It also shows their efforts to lead the region and the world by example. With that in mind, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) proposed its “Genome” project for
 
 
Medical test centre opens at Ibn Battuta
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has launched a medical examination centre for issuing and renewal of residency visas at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in partnership with Nakheel Malls. The initiative forms part of the Ministry’s strategy to outsource health screening services to expatriate workers in partnership with the private sector. Dr Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health Clinics
   
551m riders use Dubai public transport
DUBAI: Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that mass transit means in Dubai comprising the Metro, Tram, Buses, marine transport (Abra, Ferry, Water Taxi & Water Bus), and taxis (Dubai Taxi & franchise companies) had lifted 551.7 m riders in 2017 according to RTA’s Statistics Section. It reflects an increase over the corresponding number
 
 
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