Al Tayer launches smart testing yard at Dubai Driving Center

Al Tayer launches smart testing yard at Dubai Driving Center

Economy
[ad_1] Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has launched the Smart Training and Testing Yard for testing drivers at the Dubai Driving Center, Al Quoz.The Yard is fitted with smart driver-testing vehicles capable of detecting areas of testing manoeuvres and driver’s response to each maneuvre, thanks to sophisticated cameras linked to a central processor capable of capturing all data, computing errors automatically, and automatically judging if the applicant has passed or failed.According to the expansion plan of smart yards, which started with two yards last February, the number will rise to as much as 16 smart testing yards by the last quarter of this year.Al Tayer was briefed about the system used in the smart…
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Shaikh Hamdan posts a virtual safari

Shaikh Hamdan posts a virtual safari

Economy
[ad_1] Dubai: Kuweni nafuraha!Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, posted those Swahili words for ‘Be happy!’ on International Happiness Day, which fell on March 20.His accompanying instagram video of a woman in Tanzania clapping and singing a cheery song, had social media users reacting with their own laughter and joy.Shaikh Hamdan has been posting videos on instagram, from his recent trip to the east African country. Kuweni nafuraha #Tanzania #tbA post shared by Fazza (@faz3) on Mar 21, 2018 at 7:59am PDT Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness, as it is home to the plains of Serengeti National Park, populated by the ‘big five’ - elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos.The country is inhabited by more than 4…
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Decree on Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation issued

Decree on Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation issued

Economy
[ad_1] Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. (8) of 2018 on the Board of Trustees of UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia).Pursuant to the decree, the managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) chairs the new board. Members of the board include representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE Red Crescent, UAE University, Khalifa University and two representatives from Dewa. The board serves for a renewable term of three years.Further to the decree, representatives that the above-mentioned entities nominate to the board should have a grade equivalent to that of an executive director or above. The decree is valid from the date of issuance and…
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GEMS signs scholarship deals worth over Dh100m

GEMS signs scholarship deals worth over Dh100m

Economy
[ad_1] Dubai: GEMS Education has signed agreements with five more colleges and universities that will offer scholarships exclusively to GEMS students, with a total value of over Dh100 million.The universities participating in the programme are Middlesex University Dubai, SP Jain School of Global Management, Skyline University College, Vision Concepts Aviation Training Institute, and University of Modern Science.This is in addition to the already announced partnership with Canadian University Dubai.Also, GEMS Education is set to announce a series of agreements with some of the world’s top universities, including Yale and Harvard in the US and the University of Cambridge in the UK, within the coming weeks.The UniConnect programme was launched last year. The programme is designed to provide scholarships and financial aid to GEMS students seeking admission at universities within the…
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First edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair begins

First edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair begins

Economy
[ad_1] Abu Dhabi: Under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has inaugurated the first edition of Al Dhafra Book Fair. 
Held from Sunday to Wednesday in Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra Region, the book fair showcases the publications of several Emirati writers in various fields of literature, poetry and history.For its first edition, the book fair offers visitors a wide range of cultural events and programmes aimed at encouraging a culture of reading. In addition, the participation of more than 20 local publishers and distributors will provide access to a broad variety of books and the latest publications in all fields…
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Udrive car-sharing service expands to Sharjah

Udrive car-sharing service expands to Sharjah

Economy
[ad_1] Sharjah: An app-based car-sharing service with a per-minute rental of 50 fils is now available in Sharjah and will soon expand to Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates.Launched by Udrive, one of the two firms offering the service in Dubai since January last year, a fleet of 100 vehicles will be operating in Sharjah offering smart rental services.Udrive began with a fleet of 100 cars in Dubai and has now expanded to almost 300 vehicles, including the Sharjah fleet, reflecting the growing popularity of the car-sharing services.“The demand is very high for car-sharing services. At the moment we have 600 trips per day in Dubai, which means six different people are driving a particular car per day on an average. If these people were not sharing a car they would…
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Prasoon Joshi discusses ‘Padmaavat’ controversy

Prasoon Joshi discusses ‘Padmaavat’ controversy

Lifestyle
[ad_1] Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Prasoon Joshi on Saturday reflected upon the controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, and said nobody’s voice should be referred to as a “fringe voice”.Joshi was at the News18 Rising India Summit where he spoke about creative freedom, especially in the light of the film Padmaavat, on Saturday. He shared the stage with Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani.“No one’s voice should be called a fringe voice because it is demeaning. For many people, our voices, voices of people sitting comfortably in a five-star hotel and debating, could be considered fringe,” Joshi said.“When it comes to metaphors like ‘Rajputi shaan [valoud]’, there is a reason how metaphors come in. I don’t think suspended reality is there.“In Padmaavat, we went on to…
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Latifa Bint Mohammad inaugurates Sikka Art Fair 2018

Latifa Bint Mohammad inaugurates Sikka Art Fair 2018

Economy
[ad_1] Dubai: Shaikha Latifa Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, on Saturday inaugurated the eighth edition of Sikka Art Fair, which will run from 17 to 26 March 2018 at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood as a flagship event of Dubai Art Season 2018. The Art Fair strengthens Dubai’s culture, heritage, arts and literature sectors with a rich series of new initiatives and partnerships.لطيفة بنت محمد بن راشد: معرض "سكة الفني 2018" هو المبادرة الأبرز ضمن موسم #دبي الفني وأكبر معرض معاصر في المنطقة.. وهو كذلك منصّة فريدة للمواهب الناشئة محلياً وخليجياً لعرض الجديد من أعمالهم. pic.twitter.com/MVKv1ZGcNh— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 17, 2018Shaikha Latifa commented: “In support of the Year of…
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