Jun 20, 2016

Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!

In line with Dubai Municipality’s transparency policy, the department has launched a Whatsapp number +971 50 1077799 to which residents can send a message seeking the authenticity of any rumours. Dubai Municipality will verify the news' sources and respond to the sender with a clarification within eight hours.

Understanding the importance of eradicating rumors quickly and logically, Dubai Municipality will be using multiple social media channels to raise awareness among the public about these kinds of rumours.

Dubai municipality adopt the principle of transparency and believes in the importance of eliminating the rumors and contain them quickly and logical, and that's for sure from news sources and community awareness through multiple channels. From now on, residents can send images, videos or messages on DM’s whatsapp + 971501077799 or its other social media windows like Facebook.

According to the Complaints and Suggestions Section, the most prominent rumors circulating among residents included cheese, Vimto, chocolate, light-emitting diode (LED) shoes, perfume, and worms in green tea. Among these, rumours of toxic apple seeds is dismissed; no carcinogens in Vimto; are recently sorted out rumours, says municipality authorities to a leading news paper in UAE. The report also says, since June last year, Dubai Municipality has responded to 24 rumours via its call centre. Earlier in 2015,  Dubai Municipality has set up a helpline for the same purpose on 800900.

 

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Apply now for Sharjah Top 10 Business Award :  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) in a recent press release announced a new ‘Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award’ - an invite only, business excellence award along with four more awards to drive performance and enable business growth among the private sector organizations. SCCI is currently helping organizations to implement the EFQM Excellence Model, by providing training and assessment tools developed by experts and professional assessors for all levels of organizational maturity. Organizations invited to apply for this award can enter into either one of the ten categories covering manufacturing, trade and repairing services, real estate and business services, tourism and hospitality, construction, financial services, transportation and logistics, education, healthcare and Digital services. To enter the awards, please visit www.shjseen.org/en/award/ and for any further information you can contact the ShjSEEN Award Team on award@shjseen.org. The closing date for entries is September 2016.

In addition to the Sharjah Top 10 Business Award (an invitation only award), the other four awards that will be presented this year include: Sharjah UAE STARTUPS Award - an award presented to innovative entrepreneurial ventures and newly emerged, fast-growing, private sector organizations in the UAE.
  1. The shjSEEN UAE Startups Award is open to all organizations in private sector in the UAE who will be assessed on basis of their innovation and measureable outcomes. The winner of the shjSEEN UAE Startups Award will receive a cash prize of AED 100,000.
  2. Sharjah ENTREPRENEUR Award - award presented to the most successful entrepreneurs who have made a significant and notable change in their lives and to the community. Private sector Entrepreneurs can enter one of three categories covering Sharjah, Eastern area, and Central area. Nominations received will be assessed on the basis of professionalism, leadership and measurable outcomes. The winners of the Sharjah Entrepreneur Award will receive a cash prize of AED 50,000.
  3. Sharjah GREEN Award - an award presented to organizations from all sectors who demonstrate best environmental practice in Sharjah, recognizing innovative projects that have pushed the boundaries in an effort to eliminate waste emission and enhance sustainability. Nominations received will be assessed on the basis of their achievements including recycling and waste minimization, use of 'green'' suppliers or materials, energy and/or water efficiency, training, safety, diversity, health and staff engagement.
  4. Sharjah SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Award - an award presented to organizations from all sectors in Sharjah demonstrating leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and in achieving sustainability. Nominations received will be assessed on their community awareness campaigns, their involvement with local charities, volunteer activities, healthy workplace initiatives implemented as well as their engagement to enriching the career opportunities for Sharjah's youth.

Spain works with Bollywood to tap India's fast growing overseas tourism market:  ‘As part of its bid to lure visitors from India, Madrid will host the annual International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) next weekend, reports a leading Indian newspaper. The report says, ‘Spain is coaxing Indian moviemakers to use its colourful fiestas and historic monuments as settings for their films, in a move to grab a bigger share of India's fast-growing overseas tourism market.’ In global tourism, Spain ranks as the third most visited country, but it now wants to diversify its tourism base beyond the traditional northern European sunseekers that account for the bulk of its visitors.

World’s first commercially available magnetic refrigerator launched:  The world’s leading magnetic refrigeration company, Cooltech Applications, S.A.S. (Cooltech) recently announced the availability of what it claims as the first commercial magnetic cooling system for its magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) product line. Refrigerant gas, a major contributor to climate change will be replaced by magnetic cooling system which utilizes a water coolant. This results in an eco-friendly solution that consumes minimal energy. With cooling powers between 200W and 700W, the MRS product line is optimized for a wide range of products in commercial refrigeration, including medical refrigerators, display cabinets, beverage dispensers, store plugins, and wine cellars, a market that is worth over USD 20 billion a year.


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UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch
Jun 28, 2016 :

UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch

Nayif -1 , the UAE's first Nanosatellite that was developed by Emirati engineering students, has successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket, said a press release from MBRSC (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre).

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IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note
Jun 27, 2016 :

IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note

The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, ended this weekend in Madrid, Spain on a very high note as celebrities enthralled the audience with power packed performances, cheerful anecdotes and stunning red carpet best.

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‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched
Jun 23, 2016 :

‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, launched a nationwide initiative titled “Express Your Love for UAE” on Wednesday in UAE.

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Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission
Jun 22, 2016 :

Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission

The space agency of the Indian government, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launches PSLV – C34, its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series into earth’s orbit this morning. The vehicle is carrying 20 satellites including those of Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2, and earth observation and imaging satellites from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia.

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Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi
Jun 21, 2016 :

Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi

Inaugurating International Yoga Day 2016 celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people this morning at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health. He said that Yoga has become a mass movement like no other in the world.

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Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!
Jun 20, 2016 :

Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!

In line with Dubai Municipality’s transparency policy, the department has launched a Whatsapp number +971 50 1077799 to which residents can send a message seeking the authenticity of any rumours. Dubai Municipality will verify the news' sources and respond to the sender with a clarification within eight hours.

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Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon
Jun 19, 2016 :

Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon

Discussing ways of promoting parliamentary cooperation between the UAE and India as part of the distinguished and growing strategic partnership the two countries, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), and T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Saturday decided to set up an Emirati-Indian Parliamentary Committee.

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First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE
Jun 18, 2016 :

First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) announced today that the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) successfully carried out the first organ transplant surgery in Dubai, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital. The surgery was performed on 8 June, on a 29-year old Emirati woman.

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UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals
Jun 16, 2016 :

UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals

Individuals are banned to own wild and other domesticated but dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, apes and monkeys, as well as pit bulls, mastiffs and Japanese Tosa dogs, says a draft law passed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi by the Federal National Council. It also warns that pet owners who fail to control their pet dogs in public places will face tough penalties including one month jail term.

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The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15
Jun 15, 2016 :

The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15

Formerly named Wudeema Law, the UAE’s Child Protection Law takes effect on June 15 under which reporting cases of child abuse or negligence has become mandatory for all members of the community. The law will come in force from today onwards with the ultimate goal of transforming families and society.

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