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22/02/2019

Bencic wins Dubai classic to set up Kvitova final

After the nightmares of December 2016 when a horrific attack by knife-wielding robbers almost ended her career, Petra Kvitova has continued to warm hearts with her fairytale return to the tennis court. Having won five WTA titles last year, the two-time Wimbledon champion started the New Year with her 26th career title in Sydney before losing an epic Australian Open final to Naomi Osaka. And on Friday, Kvitova showed nerves of steel as she staged a remarkable fightback, coming from a set down to beat the dangerous Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan to enter the final of the Dubai Duty Free...
22/02/2019

Why 2 fish varieties are banned in UAE from next month

Coinciding with their spawning season, the annual fishing and trade ban on Arabian safi and sheri fish will come into effect again this year from March 1 to April 30, as per the Ministerial Decision No. 501 of 2015 that regulates the fishing and trade of these species. Imposed by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), the decision prohibits the fishing of the two species and any trade in their local and imported byproducts in the UAE markets during the restricted period. It also prohibits their import and re-export, whether fresh, frozen, salted, smoked, or packed in any...
22/02/2019

When Sheikh Mohammed attempted to save Iraq from war

In the 41st chapter of his latest book, Qissati, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, talks about his visit to Saddam Hussein in Iraq and his attempts to save Iraq from the war that changed it forever. I still remember when the devastating war between Iraq and Iran ended, leaving more than a million people dead. War never ends as swiftly as it erupts; its damage lasts for years, even decades. Once Iraqi president Saddam Hussein expressed his reservations about me to Sheikh Zayed saying 'He is...

22/02/2019

62-year-old Dubai-based expat wins battle against cancer

Filipina expat Remedios de Luna Mazo, 62, was devastated when a doctor told her that her left breast had to be removed. She asked the doctor if there was any alternative, but the doctor argued that tumours were lodged close to her heart and pus was already coming out of her nipples. If she didn't go under the knife, malignant cysts would metastasise - and she might die soon. "I first cried at the thought that I could be dying. I still have to support my family and I didn't have the means to pay for the huge medical expenses,"...
22/02/2019

Nobody likes to play Hsieh, admits Pliskova

Su-Wei Hsieh may not be a household name, but the 33-year-old player from Taiwan possesses such an unorthodox game that Karolina Pliskova said no-one on the Tour liked to face her. With a seemingly unassailable 5-1 lead, Pliskova was in unstoppable mood in the third set of the quarterfinal clash at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Thursday. But Hsieh, the world number 31 who stunned three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber in the third round on Wednesday, somehow crawled her way back, using her spin, slices and drop shots to break the hard-hitting Czech player's rhythm and stage...
22/02/2019

I was tired after nine matches in 13 days: Halep

While taking nothing away from Belinda Bencic, world number two Simona Halep of Romania admitted she was struggling physically in her 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to the 21-year-old Swiss player in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships quarterfinal on Thursday. Having won her first two matches in straight sets in Dubai, Halep found the rejuvenated Benic too hot to handle. Despite winning the first set, Halep discovered why Bencic was able to save six match points in the third round win against eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus. Bencic's fighting spirit in the second and third sets proved too much...

22/02/2019

Now, become an astronaut if you can tell a good joke

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) wants an "onboard comedian" in its team for a manned mission to Mars in order to make to stressful situations light during the long spaceflight. However, the ability to tickle the funny bone alone will not do and in order to be a part of the team, the astronaut will have to be in great physical shape and pass the technical skills exam. Jeffrey Johnson, an anthropologist at the University of Florida, Gainesville is delving into Nasa's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), a project that tackles how behavioural and team performance affect space...
22/02/2019

Dubai, New Zealand roll out electronic trade processes

Dubai and New Zealand have initiated an electronic exchange of export certificate process that will provide a simpler, more time effective and sustainable method to facilitate two-way trade currently estimated at around $2 billion. The initiative, which is set to further enhance trade of animal products between the two nations, will commence with a three-month pilot programme in April. A statement from the New Zealand side said the pilot, a first for the UAE, was agreed by New Zealand's Consul General Kevin McKenna and Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, CEO of Dubai Municipality for Health, Safety and Environmentat the Dubai Municipality...
22/02/2019

Britannia plans global expansion

There is no shortage of challenges for a well established company looking to expand across the international stage, but a dedication to consumers and in-depth research on their needs has proven to be a key factor for success, said Varun Berry, managing director of Britannia Industries.  Speaking to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the Gulfood 2019 exhibition, Berry highlighted the company's plans to evolve into a global total foods company. This will involve a strategic plan to enter one new geography every year for the next few years. "As a company, we are looking at a very different footprint....

22/02/2019

Retailers must keep pace with changing trends in market

Being relevant and looking at a new way of doing things can be a challenge for retailers today. This is because it means parting ways with things that have worked very well for you in the past, said Julie Hamilton, chief customer and commercial leadership officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Speaking at the Retail Summit 2019, she said that retail is no more a "one size fits all" industry anymore.  "Now we have entire brands that are operating through social media. We have had to build new capabilities in our systems to see how we can bring new experiences to...
22/02/2019

Nine-year-old girl dies after eating ice cream on holiday

A nine-year-old British girl who was on a holiday in Spain with her family, died after eating ice-cream at a local shopping centre. A statement from Club La Costa World, which runs the hotel in Malaga where she had been staying, read: 'The management at Club La Costa World resort would like to offer their heartfelt condolences to the family following the loss of their daughter on 18 February 2019'. The statement further read: 'Despite the best efforts of doctors and the emergency services, the young girl was placed on life support but subsequently died'. Following the tragic death, a...
22/02/2019

What to do if someone may be having a heart attack?

Nation | 22nd Feb 2019 What to do if someone may be having a heart attack? Here are six things to keep in mind...