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Abu Dhabi CP condoles May
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday called British Prime Minister Theresa May to express his deepest condolences and sympathies for the victims of the terrorist attack that targeted the city of Manchester, killing and injuring innocent people. During the conversation, Sheikh Mohamed voiced his strong condemnation
 
 
Mohammed attends grand concert
DUBAI: UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the grand concert of “Hazzi Biladi” organised by the Ministry of Education at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday performed by over 500 students and different schools in the country. The ceremony, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the
   
Sultan amends law on Sharjah department
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a law amending Law No. 04 of 2015 concerning the organisation of the Sharjah eGovernment Department. Law No. 06 of 2017 stipulates in its 1st Article that Item No. 04 of Article No. 05 of Law No. 04 of 2015 shall be repealed. The Law shall come into effect from the date of its issuance and shall be published in
 
 
Sharjah Police committed to residents’ safety
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police on Monday revealed its plans, which include the Internal Accelerators programme to boost efficiency and intensify efforts aimed at increasing safety and minimising the rate of crime. The development is part of Sharjah Police’s ambitious plans aimed at achieving the National Agenda and UAE’s Vision towards becoming one of the world’s safest countries. While addressing a media forum organised in Sharjah,
   
983 Emiratis to receive Dhs628m housing support
DUBAI: The Board of Directors of the Zayed Housing Programme approved 983 Emirati beneficiaries who will receive housing support of Dhs638 million. The step comes within implementation of directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and the follow-up of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
 
 
Ramadan plan for martyrs’ kin
ABU DHABI: The Martyrs’ Families Affairs Office at His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Supreme Committee for the Year of Giving announced the organisation of the “Ramadan Majlis for Martyrs’ Families” during the Holy Month of Ramadan, in order to maintain continuous communication with them and to highlight the heroism values embodied by the martyrs for their country. The initiative comes within the framework of the
   
Minister urges NYUAD graduates to act as ambassadors of tolerance
ABU DHABI: New York University Abu Dhabi celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony on Wednesday honouring the exemplary achievement, intellectual passion, and initiative of the Class of 2017. 165 students from 64 countries were conferred degrees at the ceremony that took place on the University’s campus on Saadiyat Island. In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi,
 
 
UAE calls for unity of regional and international efforts to combat terrorism
ATHENS: The UAE stressed that achieving security and peace in the Mediterranean region is the main factor for achieving stability in the world and represents one of the priorities of the UAE’s policy, which derives its principles from the United Nations, UN, Charter and the provisions of international law. This came as part of the UAE’s statement in the Second Rhodes Conference for Security and Stability in the Mediterranean
   
Masmoou.com: Region’s largest audiobook platform launched
DUBAI: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) has launched the region’s largest, most comprehensive audiobook platform, “Masmoou.com”, through its educational arm, Qindeel Educational. The platform was developed following directives from the Foundation’s Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and offers a wide variety of e-books, audio content, and online material, covering various
 
 
Filipina on death row to swear 50 times in court
DUBAI: A Filipino housemaid on death row for the murder of her Emirati employer in 2014 shall swear before the Al Ain Appeals Court on May 31 that the crime was unintentional. Quoting translated transcribed judicial court documents, Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr. told The Gulf Today on Wednesday: “Al Ain Appeals Court Judge Sofian Mohammad ordered OFW (overseas Filipino worker) Jennifer Dalquez to appear before the court
   
Prosecution staff sued for altering court rulings
DUBAI: A prosecution employee pocketed bribes to the tune of around Dhs154,500 to alter 103 court rulings, the Criminal Court heard on Thursday. The Arab man, 21, worked inside the rulings execution section and had been tasked with detecting and correcting mistakes in e-data entered by clerks and process search and arrest warrants. He received the bribes from other suspects in the case – an Asian legal firm’s clerk, 27, an Arab
 
 
Dubai Police vow tough action against tailgaters
DUBAI: Following the death of 14 people this year and 38 in 2016 as a result of failure to leave a safe distance between vehicles, the Dubai Traffic Police have launched a two-month massive awareness campaign laced with strong caution about penalties to be faced by the violators. The violation attracts a fine of Dhs400 and taking 4 points off the driving licence. “It is sad that the casualties are at this level,” said the Director
   
Temperature to rise by 3 degrees in June: NCMS
ABU DHABI: On June 21, the sun comes directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer, marking the beginning of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere where countries witness the longest days in the year, thus increasing temperatures in most parts of the country with an average increase of approximately two to three degrees Celsius, the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said in a statement on Wednesday.
 
 
Woman faces trial for live-streaming insults
DUBAI: A who livestReamed herself on Instagram insulting and threatening her rival countrywoman skipped to attend court questing on Wednesday. The Emirati woman –a firm’s agent, 28- misused the social networking site as her followers watched. She threatened to kill the businesswoman, 45, and make her restaurant collapse on her head. She also uttered a foul statement against the businesswoman’s mother besides cursing
   
No report of ransomware virus attack: Adsic
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre, Adsic, the government authority that oversees the ICT agenda in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced on Thursday that there were no reports on the existence of the ‘ransomware virus’ in public institutions of the Abu Dhabi Government. The Adsic confirmed that the Abu Dhabi Government’s network is safe. This came after hundreds of countries were exposed to ‘WannaCry,’ the rans
 
 
Bootleggers flog fake detective to death
DUBAI: Five bootleggers flogged to death a man who was allegedly part of a gang of fake detectives in the habit of blackmailing them, the Criminal Court heard on Wednesday. The bootleggers heinously flogged the deceased Egyptian worker and rained kicks on him crushing his ribs. The victim’s heart swelled and malfunctioned. He inhaled the contents of his entrails which chocked him to death. The suspect also flogged the deceased’s
   
AD announces free parking during Taraweeh
ABU DHABI: The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced that parking fees for Ramadan will be implemented from Saturday to Wednesday as of 9am to 2pm, from 9pm to 2.30 am, on Thursday from 9am to 2pm and from 9pm to 12pm. Friday will be free from 12.01am to 8:59am on Saturday. The department noted that members of the public performing Taraweeh would be exempted from parking
 
 
Ramadan Majlis captures Spirit of Holy Month
SHARJAH: Sharjah’s Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC), one of the largest and most prominent centres for organising and hosting conferences, official meetings and social and private events in the Northern regions is receiving reservations for its Kahraman Ramadan Majles which takes place during the holy month of Ramadan from May 27 to June 26. The Kahraman Ramadan Majles offers Ramadan Iftar and Suhoor gatherings
   
Brothers use liquor to lure clubber into rape
DUBAI: A female clubber who escorted strange men to their hotel apartment to drink alcohol ended up being raped, prosecutors revealed on Wednesday. Two Arab brothers, 27 and 25, and a relative, 24, landed at the Criminal Court on suspicion of luring the Moroccan clerk, 33, from outside a Dubai hotel to their apartment located at another hotel in Al Muraqqabat on Jan.30. The elder brother clenched the victim and covered her face
 
 
Shun beggars, says AD Police
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Police have appealed to the public to avoid giving in to beggars’ requests, advising them to channel their donations to competent authorities. The call was made on Tuesday by the Director General of Police Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, Maj. Gen. Amir Mohammed Al Muhairi. He warned against what he called “the danger of this scourge and their negative impact on our society” urging residents not to hesitate to
   
Ministry holds Youth Circle
DUBAI: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in collaboration with the Emirates Youth Council and the Canadian Embassy in the UAE, held a Youth Circle under the title “The Impact of Climate Change on Immigration.” Dr Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship attended the event in Abu Dhabi.
 
 
Maid makes off with employer’s Dhs240,000
DUBAI: The Criminal Court in Dubai looked into a case in which a housemaid was accused of stealing 85,000SAR, $5,000 and gold jewellery worth Dhs140,220. The details of the case date back to a time when a guard of a building recommended a maid to work for one of the building’s tenants. The latter trusted the maid, as she was brought by the guard, and greenlighted her to work for him without the relevant documentation.
   
Safety tips for handling accident aftermath
SHARJAH: Lately, there have been many cases of car accidents due to the prevailing hot weather. These could be sparked by a hitch in the car’s engine or tyres. Many drivers, especially the female ones, don’t know the right steps to follow when their car develops a mechanical fault. Firstly, we all often seek the police’s help since the incident begs individual attention. However, sometimes the case is an urgent one and some times
 
 
‘Increasing number of Emiratis are enrolling in healthcare management programmes’
SHARJAH: The vigorous growth of the healthcare industry across the Gulf demands the development of human resources into healthcare management professionals. Sharjah’s Friends of Cancer Patients director general Dr Sawsan Al Madhi told The Gulf Today: “Healthcare is becoming very dynamic and with lots of different facts, with recent trends and what the world is calling now as
   
Pakistan Association Dubai signs MoU with hospital for affordable healthcare
DUBAI: Pakistan Association Dubai (Pad) in a ceremony has signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indus Hospital to provide affordable healthcare facilities to the community in Dubai. The collaboration with Indus Hospital signed in an event theme of ‘Giving back to the community’ in the premises of Pakistan Auditorium. Indus Hospital is serving the Pakistani community in Pakistan since last 10-years with their motto
 
 
Nominations for Innovative Farmer Award opens
ABU DHABI: The General Secretariat of Kiadpai (Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation), announced on Wednesday the opening of nominations for the 2018 1st Session of the “Outstanding Farmer and Innovative Farmer Award”. The nominations in collaboration with Al Foah Company, UAE, will be opened country wide to small time date farmers to big time producers on a national level.
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