Jun 9, 2016

UAE Cabinet approves National Tolerance Programme

"Tolerance is a key value of our ancestors and our founding fathers. The UAE has succeeded in spreading it throughout the Arab region and the world," His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said after chairing a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday that approved the National Tolerance Programme.

"Tolerance is the basis for building societies, and promoting values of peaceful coexistence. Today, we need to be more tolerant and united to face the changes happening around us," said the Prime Minister.

National Tolerance Programme will promote multiculturalism and reject attitudes of discrimination, and is based on seven main pillars: Islam, UAE constitution, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's legacy and ethics of the UAE, international conventions, archeology and history, humanity, and common values.

According to a WAM report, the National Tolerance Programme will be in collaboration with federal and local entities under five main themes: Strengthen the government's role as an incubator of tolerance; consolidate the role of family in nation building; promote tolerance among young people and prevent them from fanaticism and extremism, enrich scientific and cultural content, and integrate international efforts to promote tolerance and highlight the leading role of UAE in this area.

As part of the programme, members of various segments of society will be selected as the 'Voice of Tolerance' to drive a campaign against racism and hatred through a number of activities and events as well as social media, in partnership with various media outlets, says the report.

The first theme includes Tolerance Responsibility Programme for Organisations, the first programme of its kind in the world, which will encourage organisations to support tolerance. The program will also launch the UAE Charter of Tolerance, Coexistence, and Peace, which is a set of agreements related to citizens, residents, teachers, students and employees aimed at promoting tolerance, coexistence and respect for cultural diversity, and the rejection of violence, extremism and racism.

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Private Ramadan tents are banned: Dubai Municipality: A report in the leading newspaper Khaleej Times says that Dubai Municipality bans private tents without permits, owing to safety reasons. But small tents set within home premises are allowed without the need for permits, says the report. Residents are allowed to set up tents within their home premises without the need for permits. The DM officials said that the commercial permits are given only to hotels and any such tents outside the premises of private villas are illegal.

Naseeruddin Shah refuses Dumbledore role in Harry Potter: The Bollywood thespian Naseeruddin Shah in a Twitter interview to Times of India Entertainment reveled that he was offered the role of Dumbledore in the blockbuster movie series Harry Potter - one of the most famous characters in modern literature. Harry Potter blockbuster movie series, is an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular series. The Dumbledore character was earlier played by the Irish actor Richard Harris (the original Dumbledore in the first two films) who died in October 2002.

World’s longest and shortest Ramadan fasting hours in 2016: With 21 hours of fasting Muslims in Denmark are observing the longest fast hours in the world this year. Followed by Denmark are countries like Iceland, Sweden and Norway (20 Hr); Netherlands and Belgium (18 Hr 30 Min); Spain (17 Hr) and Germany (16 Hr and 30 Min). England is observing one of the longest fasts in 33 years varying from 16-19 hours as per the location. US, France and Italy have 16 hours of fasting. Meanwhile, Argentina (9 Hr 30 Min) Australia (10 Hr) and Brazil (11 Hr). What’s more, in UAE Muslims are fasting for 15 hours in hot summer weather, and Indians are fasting hours for 15-16 hours.

GlobalWebIndex Data: UAE residents are 'webaholics': UAE residents spend over 4 hours online on their mobiles half an hour lesser than the top internet users Brazil. This was revealed in a study conducted by GlobalWebIndex, a market research firm that is renowned for conducting the world's largest study on the digital consumer.

Be it a student, a professional, a housewife or a worker, the UAE residents – not just workaholic – are webaholic also, spending hours surfing web on their smartphones. Apart from high penetration rate of smartphones and speedy Internet in UAE, this high ratio of people accessing net on their smartphones could be attributed to teenagers and youngsters spending hours on games on their handsets as well as tech savvy adult residents reading news, banking online, booking air or theatre tickets, purchasing gadgets online through their handsets.


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