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Dubai-based Indian expat dies while rescuing kids from Kerala floods

Flood in the Indian state of Kerala has claimed life of a Dubai expat. Razak Akkiparambil, a support staff of a school in Dubai, died after rescuing two children, including his son, who were caught in flood water. The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon, Razak's brother-in-law Shareef, said over the phone from Malappuram district, which is among the worst-hit regions. "Razak had come to Kerala for his daughter's marriage, which was held on August 4. The family had come to my home. The incident happened around 2.30 pm (IST). He saw these kids walk down to the water-filled paddy fields....


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07/09/2019

Russians enjoying first taste of Emirati hospitality

MOSCOW, 7th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Sharjah’s pavilion at the Moscow International Book Fair, MIBF 2019, has been a hive of activity and in a state of excitement since the fair began on Sunday. Russian and international crowds are steadily streaming in to try out the colourful ensemble of traditional Emirati rituals put together by Sharjah’s cultural entities. Book lovers are taking their pick from an exhaustive collection of 59 Arabic language books published in Russian for the first time. Female visitors are getting dozens of pictures clicked in burqas and Emirati folk attires accessorised with traditional pieces of jewellery....
07/09/2019

Abu Dhabi Labour Tribunal settles group dispute of 320 workers in a record period

ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2019 (WAM) -- The Abu Dhabi Labour Tribunal at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department,ADJD, in cooperation with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and Abu Dhabi General Services Company,Musanada, has succeeded in ending a collective labour dispute involving 320 workers during a record period, where the court moved to the labour camp using ADJD Mobile Court and took all legal procedures from filing claims to issuing of judicial decisions on the dues of each worker separately with speedy enforcement, and the delivery of dues without the need for workers to approach the seat of the...
07/09/2019

People of Determination do their bit for Expo 2020

ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2019 (WAM) -- In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to support the hosting of Expo 2020, the Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination, ZHO, has supported the promotion of this international event through two initiatives. The first initiative concerns persons with intellectual disabilities from the vocational rehabilitation workshops at Zayed Center for Agricultural and Vocational Rehabilitation who have built a golf cart bearing the logo of "Expo 2020" using the distinctive design adopted by the Expo Executive Office. Second,...

07/09/2019

EWEC announced as a 'Host Sponsor' of World Energy Congress

ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2019 (WAM) -- The 24th World Energy Congress today announced Emirates Water and Electricity Company, EWEC, as a Host Sponsor and key exhibitor, at the upcoming Congress. The inclusion of EWEC in the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place from September 9th to 12th at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre,ADNEC, means most of the UAE’s major energy companies will feature prominently at the four-day event. Officially formed in 2018, EWEC succeeds the former Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company. It operates within the portfolio of the Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and plays vital planning and commercial...
07/09/2019

Over 11,000 patients receive neurology clinics services at SEHA

ABU DHABI, 7th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, is at the forefront of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in adults and children, actively advancing patient care in neurology and providing the best possible outcomes for patients. As the fourth most common neurological illness, since 2017, more than 11,700 patients have received the highest-level of medical and surgical care across SEHA network neurology clinics at Tawam Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Mafraq Hospital, and Al Rahba Hospital. Epilepsy is neurological condition marked by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain resulting in a temporary disturbance of motor, sensory,...
07/09/2019

RTA steps up awareness to curb bottlenecks as schools reopen

With the onset of the new academic year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced several technical measures to curb traffic congestions in school zones in Dubai in line with its awareness drive targeting both students and motorists. The agency commissioned about 251 surveys at school areas and carried out several safety measures resulting in the implementation of 849 directional signs, 160 traffic calming devices, and 36 pedestrian crossings. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency,  said: "Dubai Traffic Safety Strategy dedicates considerable weight to the mobility of students in terms of improving the safety of...