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Jawaher urges media support for Pink Caravan
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients, has urged the Emirati community and the UAE media to support the Pink Caravan’s mission towards establishing a global model for breast cancer awareness. Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International
 
 
Fatima hails UAE-Saudi ties
ABU DHABI: Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, on Sunday highlighted the achievements made by women in the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and praised the close ties between the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Emirati businesswomen are working
   
Youth soul of innovation: Kaabi
ABU DHABI: Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council, FNC, Affairs, says that wise leaders of the UAE firmly believe that the youth are the backbone of innovation and the future. At a lecture organised by the Ministry at Ajman University, she said, “Political participation is paramount. It is an integral part of the cultural heritage of the UAE, which has always invested in its youth,
 
 
IGCF to gather high-profile officials
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB) announced that the sixth edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017) will organise a special meeting with members of the diplomatic corps in the UAE on the sidelines of the two-day event. The gathering will be held in collaboration with the Department of Government Relations in Sharjah that is responsible for enhancing cooperation
   
ERC aids National Malaria Control Programme staff
AL MUKALLA: Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has distributed food to workers and staff of the National Malaria Control Programme in Al Mukalla, Yemen, to assist them amidst deteriorating economic conditions there. Shawki al-Tamimi, ERC supervisor in Hadramaut, said the ERC would continue the distribution of the food, as part of its intensive plan to relieve the suffering of the needy. Dr Yasser Abdullah Bahshim, the programme manager,
 
 
Dubai entities, Church float tolerance campaign
DUBAI: A number of Dubai entities led by the Dubai Police, the Roman Catholic Church and the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) have opened a one-and-a-half month campaign to spread the “valuable message of the virtue of tolerance” with main focus on families and schools. The campaign runs from Feb.26 until March 13. Other entities include Positive Ambassadors and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
   
Sharjah bakeries obliged to use paper bags
SHARJAH: The Municipal Council in Sharjah has issued a resolution obliging bakeries to pack their hot products in paper bags, not in plastic ones, in a bid to ensure safety of their customers. The resolution is in line with Decree No. (118) for 2013 concerning the prohibition of the use of non-biodegradable plastic products in packaging hot baked foods, due to their negative effects on humans, animals and aquatic life.
 
 
12 Dubai centres dedicated to domestic workers
DUBAI: Twelve Tas’heel service centres have started receiving and processing recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers in Dubai, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) has confirmed. As per the decision, procedures which had been previously carried out by the Ministry of Interior will be handled by the MoHRE starting in the emirate of Dubai first before expanding across the UAE in the second
   
AUS to host international meet
SHARJAH: The American University of Sharjah (AUS) will host the Fifth International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE) on Feb.28. The conference promotes global collaboration on ecological economics and water, energy and environment resource management. The conference will include a peer-reviewed technical programme, short papers, posters, invited sessions, industrial presentations and exhibitions on topics such
 
 
10,000 more taxis open for app-based service
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has added 10,000 vehicles operated by six franchised companies to start an online taxi booking service in Dubai via Careem app. RTA had previously signed an agreement with Careem for offering limo-booking service of 4,700 vehicles. The second part of the agreement relating to taxi booking service is currently being activated. “Activating the online taxi booking service via Careem
   
Emirati teenager killed in RAK road mishap
RAS AL KHAIMAH: An Emirati youth, 18, died on Friday following critical wounds which he sustained after his vehicle overturned on a road in Ras Al Khaimah. According to Brigadier Mohamed Saeed Al Humaidi, Director of Central Operations at RAK Police, the operations room received a tip-off at 3am on Friday about a car that flipped over, leaving its teen driver seriously injured. The police patrols and the national ambulance instant
 
 
Soldier jailed for abusing girlfriend
DUBAI: A soldier, who invited his girlfriend for supper but drove her to a desert and abused her, was on Sunday jailed for three years. The Arab man, 22, first appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court on Apr.24, 2016 for abusing the unemployed Ethiopian woman, 22, on the night of Nov.29, 2015, as per Naif Police Station Records. He punched her and threatened to slaughter her and dump her body in the desert if she refused to yield to
   
Vehicle overturns leaving one dead, one injured
SHARJAH: A Gulf national was killed, while another sustained minor to medium injuries, after their vehicle overturned on Al Dhaid- Weshah Road in Sharjah. The Anjad patrols and an ambulance instantly rushed to the scene following the reception of a tip-off by the operations room. The accident resulted in the death of one person on the spot, while another was transferred to a hospital for medical treatment. Director of the Awareness
 
 
Inspector slays girlfriend, burns workplace
DUBAI: An inspector, who brought his girlfriend to the UAE, ruthlessly murdered her and burnt her workplace, when she refused to leave the country after she chucked him. The Kenyan shipping inspector, 29, appeared at the Criminal Court on Sunday. He fractured the countrywoman’s skull using a baseball bat, repeatedly knifed her chest, and neck, leaving the knife in the neck. This happened at around 5.30pm on Mar.1, 2016 at the
   
Free mental health screenings offered
ABU DHABI: Mental health experts in the UAE are emphasising the importance of being screened for health risks such as anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating, as they offer free tests to UAE residents during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with the aim of changing, and even saving, lives. As part of its “Be Aware, So You Can Take Care” campaign, designed to raise awareness of the dangers that eating disorders pose and the
 
 
Partly cloudy, dusty and rainy weather likely today
ABU DHABI: Heavy showers lashed various parts of the country in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Western Region and Al Ain on Sunday. The rain was accompanied by active cool winds that caused the temperatures to decrease remarkably in most of the country. Many areas of the Eastern Coast saw medium showers in the morning which became heavy in the afternoon forming pools in the streets and
   
Hospital introduces unique motherhood experience
RAS AL KHAIMAH: RAK Hospital based in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced a unique and luxurious motherhood experience for women offering complete care, support and pampering “mothers to be” in every possible way. The distinct programme from pre-conception to post delivery and beyond offers an individualised approach for woman and her pregnancy needs. The ‘Royal Motherhood Experience’ is a comprehensive and luxurious ‘mothercare’
 
 
Zayed University team wins Assistive Technology competition
SHARJAH: The 4-day hackathon for 48 students as Code-Camp of the second edition of the Assistive Technology Competition (At Educom) has completed with the announcement of Zayed University as winner and team from Sharjah University as Runner-up. The project on Zayed University team that won the competition was ‘Mubser’, an application to assist visually impaired people while the Sharjah University’s application was
   
Flight returns to RAK airport after sudden death of passenger on board
RAS AL KHAIMAH: An elderly Pakistani national suddenly died on board an Air Arabia plane while flying to Peshawar, Pakistan in the early morning of Sunday. The plane, which took off from Ras Al Khaimah, returned to the airport after flying for 47 minutes towards Pakistan. According to official sources, the passenger, Nayek Mohamed Joul Din, 63, was instantly transferred to Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidallah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah
 
 
Filipino youths guide guests through music, festivals
DUBAI: Filipino youths took their families down memory lane and back to their country over the weekend in celebration of the ninth founding anniversary of their school in Muhaisnah 3, Dubai. Meanwhile, the first batch of Grade 12 students of The Philippine School – in line with the implementation of Manila’s Department of Education’s K-12 Educational Highway – is more geared towards becoming professionals in the fields of science
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