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Emirates News

RAK Ruler to attend RAKMHSU graduation ceremony

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, will attend the 7th convocation ceremony of the RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, RAKMHSU, to be held on its campus on 5th October 2017. Some 293 students will receive their degree certificates from Sheikh Saud. With the support of the Ruler and the ministries of health and education, RAKMHSU has grown from strength to strength in the last 12 years. RAKMHSU...

FNC delegation meets with Head of UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group in Brussels, Belgium

BRUSSELS, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- A Federal National Council, FNC, Parliamentary Group delegation, headed by Abdul Aziz Al Zaabi, Second Deputy Speaker of the FNC, today met with Antonio Lopez-Isturiz White, President of the UAE-EU Parliamentary Friendship Group, at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels. The UAE delegation included Hamad Abdullah Al Ghafli, Dr. Saeed Al Mutawa, Saeed Saleh Al Rumaithi, Azza Sulaiman bin Sulaiman, and Matar Suhail Al Dhaheri. During the meeting, the participants discussed the means of strengthening the co-operation...

XPOSURE 2017 Photography Competition attracts over 10,000 entries from 98 nations

SHARJAH, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- The International Photography Festival, XPOSURE 2017, which is being held from 22nd to 25th November, 2017, at Expo Centre, Sharjah, has seen an overwhelming 70 percent increase in international participation, having received more than 10,000 entries from 98 countries. The increase in participation over the last year reflects the popularity and success achieved by the first-of-its-kind photography festival in the region, since its debut, said the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), the media and communication arm of the Sharjah...

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GCC fertiliser production capacity surges by 12% in 2017

DUBAI, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- The fertiliser production capacity in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region has reached 42.3 million tonnes per annum in 2017, increasing by 12 per cent over the previous year, according to a new report of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). According to the report entitled, '2016 GCC Fertiliser Industry Indicators', the industry expanded at the highest annual growth rate since 2011, and further outpaced the overall annual growth of 8 percent per annum over the past decade....

Muslim World League Secretary-General meets Italian Interior Minister

ROME, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, discussed with Italian Interior Minister Marco Minetti several topics of mutual concern. They discussed citizenship and positive integration, as well as the promotion of the concept of religious freedom guaranteed by the law, besides the freedom to practice rituals, where Islam is recognised as a culture. Dr. Al-Issa and his delegation visited the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior in Rome, where Minetti spoke of the...

UAE Ambassador meets with Mufti of Lebanon

BEIRUT, 26th September, 2017 (WAM) -- Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, has met with Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, Mufti of the Republic of Lebanon, at Dar al Fatwa headquarters. Al Shamsi congratulated the Mufti of Lebanon on the new Islamic year, wishing all Arab and Islamic nations peace and security. They also discussed current developments in Lebanon and the region. Derian expressed his thanks and appreciation to the UAE for its stand alongside Lebanon in various fields, especially providing assistance to displaced...

Mansour bin Zayed chairs Mubadala Executive Committee Board of Directors meeting

ABU DHABI, 25th September, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Vice Chairman of the Mubadala Investment Company, on Monday chaired the 2nd meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Mubadala Investment Company, at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi. During the meeting, the committee adopted the financial data for the first half of 2017. It also reviewed the progress of the company, in addition to a number...

Ajman Crown Prince inaugurates "Happiness Station" at Ajman Preventive Medicine Centre

AJMAN, 28th August, 2017 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and President of the Executive Council, today inaugurated the "Happiness Station" at the Preventive Medicine Centre in Al Hamidiyah, which aims to save the time and effort of its customers and complete all their transactions in one place, and within a deadline of five days instead of 10. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid and his accompanying delegation toured the various sections of the Happiness Station, which was launched as...

Al Jalila Children’s Hospital launches inspirational volunteering programme

DUBAI, 19th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Al Jalila Children’s Hospital has launched its volunteering programme, 'Abtaal Al Jalila', or Al Jalila Heroes Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, signing up as the first volunteer of the initiative. Abtaal Al Jalila was initiated by the hospital in line with the Year of Giving and is aimed at involving the wider community in contributing to children’s health and happiness. The 'superheroes' theme was envisioned to highlight the fact that volunteers are true heroes...

Smart Dubai organises trip for Happiness Champions for service quality training at Disney Institute in Orlando

DUBAI, 17th August, 2017 (WAM) -- Smart Dubai is organising a trip for Happiness Champions from various government entities in Dubai to attend a training course on the ‘Quality of Service’ at the Disney Institute in Orlando, USA. This is part of Smart Dubai’s efforts to achieve the goals of the Happiness Agenda and to further promote training and education, as well as nurture the skills of Emirati human resources professionals to provide the best level of services to the public. The training course will...

Dubai Chamber hosts motivational workshop on happiness and positivity

DUBAI, 16th August, 2017 (WAM) -- The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business yesterday organised a motivational workshop in collaboration with the Team Angel Wolf initiative, which focused on the importance of instilling positivity and happiness as core values within the local business community and wider society. The event, hosted at the Chamber’s premises, was attended by ENGAGE Dubai corporate members who represented nearly 20 UAE-based companies from various sectors. Speaking at the session Nick Watson, Founder of Team Angel Wolf,...

Sports News

Fuller among five shortlisted for H.H. Sheikh Mansour Festival-sponsored Women of the Future Sport Award

LONDON, UK, 25th September, 2017 (WAM) -- Briton’s amateur flat and national hunt jockey, Page Fuller, 22, has been shortlisted to receive the coveted 'Women of the Future Sport Award' sponsored by the H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. Nominated to receive the award in 2016 together with fellow jockey and category finalist Alice Mills, Fuller will now progress to the final judging stage with GB Short Track athlete Elise Christie, GB Rowing athlete Emily Craig, GB Goalball...

Cyclist's medal raises UAE's tally to 17 medals in Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

ASHGABAT, 24th September, 2017 (WAM) -- Yousif Mirza, the UAE national team cyclist, said that the bronze medal he won at the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was a result of complete co-ordination between the team and their technical staff. Although the medal was for the Singles competition, it showed how the team co-operated to win the medal and record an achievement for the UAE. Mirza made the statement after he won the bronze medal by scoring 131 points, bringing the country's medal...

SWSF explores ways of forging partnerships with Russia

SHARJAH, 24th September, 2017 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Sharjah Women’s Sport Foundation, SWSF, led by Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Director-General of the SWSF, recently visited the Russian Federation to learn valuable lessons from its world-class sporting bodies. As part of the SWSF’s vision to support women in Sharjah and the UAE in various sports, the trip focussed on potential collaborations with Russian institutions, in a bid to benefit from the best practices in women’s sports. In a meeting with Boris Grishin, Representative of...