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Sheikh Tahnoon and Sheikh Nahyan Innaugurate Al Ain Convension Center and Al Ain Career Education Fair 2011

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H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi today opened Phase 1 of ADNEC's Al Ain Convention Centre development. The inauguration of Phase 1 boosts the available event space at the venue in Al Ain to more than 20,000sqm (gross), including the brand new 6,000sqm Al Khabisi Hall 2, the 6,600sqm Al Khabisi Hall 1 (that has previously existed onsite), and an 8,125sqm outdoor event area. H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the new phase and toured the expanded venue accompanied by H.E. Sheikh

Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, H.E. Sheikh Hazza Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of Dewan of Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, H.E. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions 2 4 May 2011 Company), and ­senior officials from Al Ain city. Noting ADNEC's successful efforts to develop the venue to a world class standard, H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon highlighted the significant impact the new facilities at the Al Ain Convention Centre would have in promoting the city of Al Ain as well as the wider eastern region of Abu Dhabi.

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE, the Al Ain Education & Career Fair 2011 was inaugurated on 2nd May at Al Khabisi wedding celebration Hall in Al Ain. Highlighted as an ideal event for companies seeking to meet qualified Emirati jobseekers and graduates or for educational and training institutions that would like to meet potential students from the region. Major UAE employers building their future on the back of a strong Emirati workforce ­ including Etihad Airways, Etisalat,

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Du and ADNOC are in full gear to take advantage of an important recruitment platform presented by Al Ain Education and Career Fai. Thousands of graduates and school leavers will be visiting the event in the hope of identifying career opportunities at a time when 23.1 per cent of young Emiratis between the ages of 18 and 23 are currently out of work.

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H.H Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation inaugurated The Arabian Travel Market on Monday the 2nd of May 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The three day running event The Arabian Travel Market is considered as one of the major tourism and travel market in the world. This year ATM will focus on the current state and the future of commercial aviation companies in the Middle East. In addition a number of specialized workshops and seminars will discuss the trends and challenges facing the aviation sector, and the opportunities it offers on the regional and

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Arabian Travel Market ­ attracting 57 national tourist organizations

international levels. More than 320 main exhibitors and 2,000 sharing companies will take part in ATM 2011, with 69 countries and 57 national tourist organizations represented at this year's show. "The number of exhibitors we have attracted this year is particularly impressive, especially given the difficulties in some parts of the region along with the residual effects of the economic downturn," said Mark Walsh, Group Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organizer of Arabian Travel Market 2011. Topics include the luxury travel sector, the cruise industry, aviation, Middle East tourism trends, technology and online marketing, green initiatives, medical tourism and many more. Some of the region's most influential business leaders are represented, including Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airlines, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia along with representatives from Boeing and many other industry leaders. Careers Day enables exhibitors to promote company vacancies or find a job online now using the Arabian Travel Market job board. Visitors on Thursday 5 May will also find out who has been `Hired' by Millennium and Copthorne Hotels in the Middle East, through the `ATM Apprentice'

competition. This will be the culmination of weeks of intensive online tasks and a nerve-wracking personal interview. At ATM's Consumer Day, exhibitors have the opportunity to present their destinations and products directly to consumers. For visitors, this provides a chance to win prizes, take part in activities and take advantage of special offers.

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Middle East Issues discussed between Work rights protected by MoL Sheikh Mohammed and Obama

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H.H.Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met US President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, 26th April. They discussed matters relating to strong and broad-based relationship that unites the two countries, and pledged to continue the close cooperation in the areas of security and commercial activity. They also discussed recent developments in the Middle East, including bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve stability, and prevent the spread of extremism in the region. General Shaikh Mohammed reiterated the UAE's support for international peacekeeping

The Ministry of Labor (MoL) is mobilizing all resources to provide decent life for the workers and maintain their rights.

The ministry plans to implement a set of initiatives that achieve the ministry's strategic objective, according to Mubarak Saeed Al Dhahiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor. He said the ministry's goals include securing the interest of both the employee and the employer. Al Dhahiri gave the statement on the sideline of the Workers' Marathon, organized by the

efforts in Libya. General Shaikh also met US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. In those meetings, he reaffirmed the UAE's strong commitment to a stable and peaceful Middle East, a goal firmly shared by the United States, and lauded the UAE-US strategic and military

cooperation in the region. Underscoring the importance of the US Administration's commitment to working with both sides to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, General Shaikh Mohammed emphasized the UAE's willingness to continue playing a leadership role to promote a peaceful resolution of the issue.

ministry as part of the UAE celebrations of the International Workers' Day at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which was attended by 3,000 workers. "Led by the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, our

prudent leadership attaches much interest and concern over workers on humane basis by maintaining their rights secured and stipulated by the UAE constitution," he said, noting that, it also provides the continuous support to workers rights.

Osama Bin Laden , born to privilege dies a pariah!

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Mohammed bin Zayed attended the Royal Wedding in London

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Prince William Becomes Duke and Kate become The Duchess of Cambridge and delayed their Honeymoon. His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces attended in Westminster Abbey the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April. The event was graced by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom and her husband His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and the Crown Prince of the United Kingdom Prince Charles, the royal family guests, Heads of States, other Crown Princes, international celebrities and senior officials. The Abu Dhabi Crown conveyed the regards of Sheikh Khalifa to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Couples and the members of the royal family. Couples of hour ahead of the event Queen Elizabeth granted the title of Duke of Cambridge to Prince William, while Kate Middleton became Duchess of Cambridge immediately after the wedding. "I will," the future king and queen each pronounced solemnly, before William put a ring fashioned from a nugget of Welsh gold on her finger and the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams pronounced them man and wife. A sea of hundreds of thousands of people waved Union Jack flags in the streets outside while 1,900 guests including footballer David Beckham and singer Elton John were invited to the service in the abbey. Two billion people a third of the world's population are expected to have watched Diana's eldest son wed the commoner he began dating at St Andrews university in Scotland eight years ago. It is Britain's richest display of pageantry since that wedding 30 years ago and offers Britain's royal family a chance at renewal after Charles and Diana's traumatic public split before her tragic death. About 5,500 street parties are expected across Britain on Friday, including in the Scottish university of St Andrews, where William and Kate met, and in the bride's home village of Buckle bury. More than 8,500 journalists and technical staff are covering the wedding for a global audience. Newlyweds William and Kate took the world by ¬surprise yesterday when they announced a delay in their honeymoon. In an unexpected move, Clarence House said Wills would be back at work at his RAF Search and Rescue base in Anglesey, North Wales. And rather than jetting overseas, the couple are spending their Bank Holidays weekend privately in the UK.

US forces finally found Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden not in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan's border, but in a million-dollar compound in an upscale suburb of Pakistan's capital, with his youngest wife. A small US team conducted a helicopter raid on the compound on Sunday afternoon and after 40 minutes of fighting, bin Laden and an adult son, one unidentified woman and two men identified as the courier and his brother were dead, officials said, and Obama was preparing a television address to the nation. Bin Laden was finally found more than 9-1/2 years after the 2001 attacks on the United States after authorities discovered in August 2010 that the courier lived with his brother and their families in an unusual and extremely high-

security building, officials said. "Justice has been done," Obama said in a hastily called, late-night White House speech revealing the death of the elusive head of the militant group behind a series of bloody attacks in cities across the world. Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West, most spectacularly in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.

His death, confirmed by officials in Pakistan, was a huge symbolic blow to al Qaeda, which has been beaten back but is still a threat in many countries. The reports of this news have been provided by International Media sources. The body of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was taken to Afghanistan after he was killed and was later buried at sea according to New York Times.

Gaddafi's son killed in an airstrike

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According to the the Libyan government and international media sources it has been reported that Colonel Gaddafi's youngest son, Saif al-Arab, and three of his grandsons were killed by a Nato airstrike on a villa where the Libyan leader was also staying. Gaddafi, the Sunday Times reports. Saif alArab kept a lower public profile than his elder brother Saif alIslam. Regime spokesman, Mussa Ibrahim, was in doubt that Colonel Gaddafi had been targeted, telling reporters: "This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this

country. "The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives. The leader himself is in good health. He wasn't harmed." The streets of the eastern city of Benghazi were filled with the throng of excited revolutionaries and people who hailed the death of Gaddafi's son, a Press TV correspondent reported on Sunday. With the front line mired in a stalemate, the Libyan revolutionaries were in need of something to celebrate and they finally celebrated the incident, which entered the Libyan war into a new phase. Many in Benghazi took his words as a sign of the Libyan dictator's growing desperation and the revolutionaries were in no mood to negotiate.

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Travel & TourIsm

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Turkey Continues to Target the Region's Travelers

Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has a long term strategy to promote Turkey's unique opportunities of multi tourism purposes, which meets the demands of eastern and western tourists at the same time. "Turkey aims to occupy the first position in making the health tourism industry by year 2023. By having over 1500 medical and therapy centers spread out everywhere in the country, Turkey would be an ideal country for multipurpose visits". From around the world, various studies and surveys have shown Turkey as the most favorite travel destination or the Turkish cities within the top ten destinations. In Moscow, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry announced that Turkey's stand at the 18th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition, which was held in the Russian capital from 16 ­ 20 March, 2011, was chosen as the "Best Stand" at this world's seventh biggest tourism fair. Turkey's Kemer town was chosen as "the Best Tourism Destination", Alanya town was chosen as "the Best Family and Children's Destination" while the Amara Dolce Vite Hotel in Kemer was chosen as "the Best Beach Hotel of Turkey" in a survey conducted by Russian tourism portal Zvezda Travel. ru In Czech Republic, Turkey has been selected as the most popular travel destination in 2010 by the readers of TTG Travel Magazine. Turkey's national carrier, Turkish Airlines, has also been selected as the third Best Airlines of 2010 at TTG Travel Awards Ceremony held February 12 at the Best Western Hotel Kampa, Prague. In the USA, readers of the U.S. daily "The New York Times" have named the Turkish city of Istanbul as their favorite travel destination for 2010. According to the online travel advisors travelsupermarket. com, Turkey was on the top of the list as "all-inclusivedestinations", where all travel, accommodation, food, drink, entertainment, and activities are included in one price. The number of tourists arrived at Turkey between January and October 2010 is 25,975,000 tourists with an increase by 6.25% compared to the same period of year 2009. According to the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the highest figures came from Germany, 3,987,000 tourists, Russia, 2,996,000 tourists, and England, 2,592,000 tourists.

Turkey, which has been enjoying outstanding reputation as the most favorite travel destination in many countries of the world during the last year, is making another strong presence this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2011. ATM is the Middle East premium event for travel and tourism trade. Turkey's participation follows considerable growth in its tourism sector during the past few years, not only in the context of tourist arrivals from the GCC countries, but from the entire world. Mr. Sedat Gonulluoglu, Cultural & Information Attaché at the Turkish Tourism & Cultural Office in Dubai, stated that the

Summer brings in more flights at AD International Airport

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Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) on Sunday released the summer flight schedule from Abu Dhabi International Airport that introduces new destinations, frequency increases, and new airlines. According to the schedule, there is a 12.8 per cent increase in the total number of flights offered to and from the UAE capital during this summer season (April ­ October) compared to the same season last year. Analytically, in the summer 2011 Timetable, airlines at Abu Dhabi International Airport will be operating more than 900 weekly scheduled flights, connecting the emirate's airport to over 80 international destinations in more than 45 countries. The expansion of Etihad Airways, the UAE's flag carrier, is a significant contributor to the growth, with its launch of flights to Seoul and Bangalore during the past winter, as well

as additional flights to its other destinations. New airlines launching their services to Abu Dhabi International Airport this season is another important factor to the expanded schedule, together with the increased frequencies from our existing airline-partners. These include V Australia's three flights per week to Sydney, which began in February 2011, Cathay Pacific's four flights per week to Hong Kong starting in June this year. Eng. Ahmad Al Haddabi, Senior Vice President of Airports Operation, ADAC, said: "At ADAC, we strive to deliver a unique travel experience and a variety of

choices to all passengers, and we are able to deliver this promise through the continuous support of our airline partners. The new summer season flight schedule offers our passengers a larger selection of destinations, airlines and flights, while further enhancing the connectivity at Abu Dhabi International Airport." "As we gear up towards the busy summer season, Abu Dhabi International Airport will be welcoming its passengers with a fully refurbished facility at Terminal 1 offering the highend retail, food and beverage, and travel services available currently at Terminal 3", Al Haddabi added.

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Birthrate of premature babies at 10% in UAE

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`Wrong lifestyle leads to GERD'

It is a serious infection that every parent fears, whether they are here in the UAE, or anywhere else around the world; a fear that their baby could suffer from lung infection. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is one such lung related infection which occurs in premature babies, and is the leading cause of mortality in prematurely born babies. Every year on average 12,000 babies are born in Dubai, with hospitals such as Dubai Hospital delivering over 4,000 each year, and it is estimated that 10% of babies born in typical Dubai Hospitals are premature. RSV is a deadly infection, and one that doctors are tackling head on. In order to address this, the 2nd Annual Protect forum was held in Athens on the 24th of March, the forum attended by neonatologists from across the Middle East; focused on sharing and enhancing treatment options for prematurely born babies. This platform was initiated to educate neonatal specialists in the latest treatment options to protect premature babies from lung infections, such as RSV. According to Statistics: In 2009 there were 467 premature babies born in Dubai Hospital, and each one has a chance to be infected by RSV, most commonly through physical contact. Touching, kissing, and shaking hands with an infected person can spread RSV. The disease spreads from person to person through contact with contaminated tiny droplets or objects that the droplets have touched. While for older individuals RSV can be relatively harmless, leading to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children, It can be more serious in young babies, especially to those in certain high-risk groups, such as prematurely born babies. Remarking on the event, Dr Mohammad Howidi, consultant pediatrician from Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi said; "Expectant parents should be aware that there are now medication options such as the Palivizumab treatment which can effectively immunize a premature baby from the RSV lung infection. We have been sharing these best practice treatments with neonatal specialists from throughout the Middle East during the course of this forum." During the forum, a wide range of doctors from the Middle East, including professionals and experts from the UAE attended the event to tackle key lung infection issues through a program of lectures and discussions. Dr. Howidi added "RSV is a virus that remains one of the most serious infections that can befall a premature baby. It is heartening to know that so many doctors want to come together to tackle the issue." The 2nd Protect forum was supported and sponsored by Abbott International, Middle East region.

UAE is among countries severely affected by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a disease that affects the human food pipe, due to unhealthy lifestyles. The incidence of the disease has increased in the past few years, according to the Emirates Gastroenterology Society. "The wrong lifestyles followed in the UAE, especially the intake of oily and spicy food, have increased the incidence of this disease in the past few years," said Dr. Mariam Al Khatery, President of Emirates Gastroenterology Society. "Obesity is one major reason for GERD complications, especially when it is compounded by lack of regular exercise and sedentary habits. Many other diseases related to diabetes, heart, liver and kidney may lead indirectly to GERD, because they cause a delay in the digestion process, especially if the patient sleeps immediately after meals which can lead to reflux," Serious complications of GERD include inflammation

and narrowing of the esophagus (food pipe), ulcers and bleeding as well as chronic heartburn. "Cancer can be one result of GERD complications because of the changes of the oesophageal lining in response to continued acid irritation of the oesophageal cells. Moreover, doctors cannot always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. However, there is strong association between GERD and oesophageal cancer," said Prof Dr. Emad Al Rahmani, consultant in Gastroenterology and

advanced therapeutic endoscopy at Gulf Diagnostic Center Hospital, Abu Dhabi. Oesophageal cancer is a disease in which dangerous cells form in the tissues of the food pipe and may cause difficulty in swallowing which in turn causes bleeding or anemia. Dr Al Rahmani further explained that oesophagitis is an inflammation and swelling of the food pipe usually caused by acidic contents in the stomach that are pushed back up into the pipe, and this has been linked to both oesophageal and laryngeal cancer.

Amnesia Patient recognized after 9 months...

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The Dubai Police has identified an Italian who spent nine months at Port Police Station after being diagnosed with amnesia. The man was first found swimming near Palm Jumeirah. Major Ahmed Al Merri, Director of Criminal Investigation Department, told press that the police patrols had found an unidentified man in weak condition after he reached the shore. When the police asked his whereabouts, he failed to give any information. The police assumed that he lost his memory and took him to a specialized doctor who confirmed this ailment.

The police published his photos on newspapers and sent his fingerprints and DNA sample to the Interpol with focus to certain countries, including Greece, Italy and Cyprus as his features were similar to those nationalities. The man was later transferred to Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, where he received treatment. This step helped him to refresh his memory and he remembered his name as Andrea Biakora. He said he came to Dubai on visit visa and airport records confirmed that Andrea arrived on August 1 last year. Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim

Al Mansouri, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, honored the Italian national in the presence of a representative from the consulate and his brother who came to the Dubai to see him. The Dubai Police would bear his return expenses . He said we gave top priority to this case as per instructions of Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, who ordered to give special care to humanitarian cases.

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Al Aan TV A pro women Channel

female empowerment, jobs, health awareness, education and human rights. Al Aan TV focuses on the most important issues that are of an interest to it's audience which is primarily women. As a prowomen channel our coverage on Libya is a wonderful opportunity to showcase women journalism and female perspective in news coverage tackling not only the reality on ground but also the human aspect of the situation. Now-a-days Al Aan TV too is focusing on the Libyan political issues. "Libyan people will decide the future of Libya. Our role is to reflect the change accurately. At the moment we have 4 crew members in Libya and our chief international correspondent Jenan Mousa is semi permanently residing in Benghazi; who happens to be the 1st female Arab journalist sent from `Safe zone to crisis zone." Talking on the sidelines of the hurdles and difficulties faced by the media crew, the officials from Al Aan TV says that ,"As for the difficulties; communication with the head office in Dubai is the most difficult matter when it comes to sending information and material from Libya. As well as difficulty to observe the atrocity committed on Libyan civilians."

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Al Aan is a Dubai-based panArab satellite channel that started broadcasting in 2006. As a free-to-air channel, Al Aan is available on the regional direct-to-home hotspots of Arabsat and Nilesat. The channel's live stream can be watched on www.alaan.tv and www.livestation.com. The channel's programming is 100% original. Al Aan shows are conceptualized, developed and produced within the Arab region. The channel's core viewer demographic is dynamic and modern Arab woman. At a time of historic changes in the Arab world, Al Aan advocates an informed and compelling discussion of such big-picture issues as

Light Colored clothes are IN...!

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Light-colored clothing reflects light and dark-colored clothing absorbs it. The more heat that is absorbed the hotter the clothing is and the hotter you are. Furthermore, light-colored clothing looks softer and cooler. Color and Weave Along with its color, the weave of your clothing will determine how hot or cold you are. Clothing should be constructed so that the heat escapes from the body rather than trapped. Cotton and linen are the ideal conductors of heat, which is why summer clothing is usually made from these materials. A weave that is open allows the free circulation of air, making this clothing much cooler than something

constructed of firm, close weaves. When air can't escape, you will perspire and your clothing will get soaked with sweat. Avoid Dark Colors According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are the top choice for hot weather. Cotton is breathable material. Linen absorbs sweat and then quickly dries. When the heat index creeps up, choose cotton or linen fabric in light colors. If you opt for dark clothing, it will absorbs the heat of the sun and actually turn into heat. If you wear black, expect to get brutally hot because it's the darkest color of all.

Light Colors and Cooling Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothes are the best for promoting the absorption of sweat. You stay cooler because more air passes over your body. Wearing a Light-colored hat will further limit sun exposure and keep you cooler.

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Smitten By Summer

a tasty lime juice . Adding in ice cubes is also one way to refresh yourself when you walk in after a walk in the sunny day. The secret of looking cool and fresh in summer lies in the cleansing routines. You should never go to bed with makeup on. Women with oily skin can use yogurt that will keep their pores intact and won't allow them to open as this may lead to creating of pimples due to dirt and extreme UV light exposure. Where as dry skin should be protected from getting extra dry and should always be maintained by intake of water as well as by application of homemade cleansers of cucumber juice and almond paste. Include Omega-3 fatty acids to your nutrition. Remember that Good looking skin is a reflection of what you put in

It's Summer time girls and surely you are planning vacations with family and friends. But summer could be a dangerous time for our face skin. Heat, wind, dust, and excessive sun exposure, can easily damage its delicate cells and pores. In the summer, our skin needs especially careful and thorough care, whenever we are choosing makeup, creams, soaps, and also - food that we place on our plates! So along with planning your trips do plan up something for your skin as well. Continue to drink lots of water, even though you may not be as thirsty. It is natural to drink the right amount of water during the summer season to rehydrate. In case you want to add flavor to it then add some drops of lemon in it which transforms it into

When there is SILKOR don't think anymore!

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your tummy. Use Natural Body Care Products: as these are better than those available in the market. Combine a couple of drops each of essential rose and lavender oils with almond oil, and pamper this fragrant and delectable concoction on your skin after a shower or just before tanning.

As a working girl ( not women yet ! ) many a times I don't have time to look after myself to a great extent. As a news reporter it's not easy to maintain your daily schedule in your own way. And thus a girl like me would end uploosing everything to her tiredness. And who would go in for experiencing more pain when it comes to doing your underarms- so the easy solution a girl like me would go in for would be waxing it away or rather get it epilated. But when I heard of SILKOR I thought of trying it and I was very excited when I heard about laser hair removal. The solution to get rid of the tiring procedure that one has to follow every time, I was spontaneously taken off by the suggestion from Ms. Feyrouz the Branch Manager at Al Ain Branch of SILKOR and thought of giving it a try. Any sort of doctor's appointment makes me nervous. Giving control over to someone else is really not my thing and makes me uncomfortable. But at SILKOR I was amazed at the hospitality and the way they comforted me both before and after the treatment. I was asked of any medical

allergies that I am prone to and after filling up- the information form I was told about the number of sessions I have to undergo to finally do my under arms. Miss Joelle was the one who worked on me. So she asked me to head towards the treatment room where she examined the area thoroughly and then applied an anesthetic cream which was cold and transparent. I was then asked to wear opaque plastic goggles.... This made me think of the pain that I am going to face but to my surprise I had nothing to experience on the bad scale. It was all done without me releasing it. To be honest girls, It was not at all painful and there are measures that one could follow during the treatment is

done to not feel the pain. It took at least 10 minutes to get over the treatment and then I was out! After the 1st session I was given some guidelines that are to be followed for a better treatment. For instance: I should not expose this area to the sun as it would harm the pores of the skin that due to laser get opened for a certain time. I was also asked not to use perfumes or roll-ups that contain alcohol. Silkor ­ Laser Hair Removal truly worked for me and I hope it works for you too... Try from a range-full of services provided and experience a painless treatment!

Emirates Palace Hotel to welcome Beauty Queens

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May 14th will mark the presence of beauty queens representing 32 countries competition for the desirable crown of the most renowned International Indian Beauty Pageant Miss India At Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi. The five day running event will include talent night, a kaleidoscopic platform for the contestants to showcase their talents in front of the jury and

the audiences. Sushmita Sen, the first Indian to win Miss Universe title is going to be part of the sparkling night. The GCC contestants representing UAE, Bahrain, Kuwaitat and Oman are receiving a months training for grooming themselves under the guidance of experts arranged by Emiratis Vision in the UAE.

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André Schneider announced as Conference Director for EFEF

create an event where real debate and serious steps forward will be made'. Following successful events in Bilbao and London, EFEF will be heading to Switzerland for the first time this autumn, and will see the developments of cutting edge technology high on the agenda. Introduction to the Programme The different discussions around climate change have shown the importance of the introduction of new energy sources and the development and management of existing ones. The challenge of the coming years will be to identify innovations that will make a difference, how to implement them and, even more so, to understand what will be the disruptive developments in this field. This year's Forum will address these questions in a real multi-stakeholder environment with decision makers from governments, regulators, investors, financial institutions, business and NGOs, and a special emphasis on business from utility, energy, renewable energy, infrastructure companies and future energy consultancies. The Forum will allow these groups to explore potentials and discuss the crucial ingredients to make this happen. The conference programme will consist of a wide range of interactive session styles including: · Plenary sessions with top decision makers and thought leaders. · Inspirational `Cutting Edge' IdeasStorm ­`this is my big idea, now this is what I need to make it a reality!' · Interactive sessions bringing together a mix of politicians, industry leaders and experts, financial specialists and NGOs to address the potential and how to make it happen. · Workshops, that are either transfer of knowledge sessions bringing together people from around the world who want to benefit from the lessons already learnt by others (in small table groups with feedback to the whole room) or round-table/think tank debates on set themes ­ with outcomes and feedback filtered back into a whole room discussion. · Private Meetings: Bilateral government/industry private meeting programme ­ invitation only The discussions will be articulated around five main themes: technology, policy, finance, infrastructure and renewable energy solutions. Cleantech Exhibition Alongside the conference will be an international Cleantech exhibition where we are looking for companies who have `Cutting Edge' ideas and technology to present their products and services. Within the Cleantech Exhibition programme there will also be opportunities for visitors to the exhibition to attend free knowledge transfer sessions related to Energy Efficiency. For more information see www. uropeanFutureEnergyForum.com

Former managing director of the World Economic Forum, André Schneider, has been announced as conference director of the 2011 European Future Energy Forum to be held 10-12 October in Geneva. `With a wealth of experience organising and developing events on an international scale, we are confident that André will help us to create an environment at EFEF where the highest-level of decision makers, business leaders and inspirational thinkers will be able to get together to debate and create working relationships for the future of energy' says Richard Hease, Chairman of organiser Turret Media. With cutting edge technology, policy and regulation, finance and future energy solutions high on the agenda this year, the Forum programme will feature government leaders, visionaries, industry experts and academics from around the world. `Future Energy production and security is an international concern that affects all of us' says André Schneider `I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing the world's decision makers and energy leaders together to

The 4th Annual UAE Global Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi opens May 3rd at the Emirates Palace

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The 4th Annual UAE Global Investment Forum is organized by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Institutional Investor Conferences and will take place on 3 May at the Emirates Palace. More than 400 delegates from 30 countries have registered. The Forum will discuss the outlook for emerging markets and debate how the UAE can capitalize on investor appetite for emerging market exposure. Abu Dhabi's business leaders and policy makers will address the next steps that need to be taken in order for the emirate to meet the ambitious goals set out in the 2030 Economic Vision. Speakers will focus on the key challenges and opportunities facing international investors in Abu Dhabi. The strength of the UAE's financial sector will also be discussed. Industry leaders, financiers, investors and policy makers will take part in a range of panel discussions, presentations and

interviews. The Forum will be open to the media and is by invitation only. Topics include: · Outlook for the UAE · Outlook for a World Focused on Emerging Markets · Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi · Diversification: Abu Dhabi's Outlook Defining Economic

· Defining an Emerging Market and Assessing Investment Risk in MENA · Prospects for the UAE's Financial Sector · Political Reform and Economic Development: A New Outlook for the Middle East · Investing in Abu Dhabi: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.iiconferences.com/gif/

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Abu Dhabi marks its space

mobile satellites into orbit to provide voice and date communication services. Dubai's DubaiSat1 is a remote-sensing satellite launched in July 2009. The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology which launched the spacecraft announced its plans to send another satellite DubaiSat-2 I in 2012. "I would like to express my pride and gratitude during this moment of achievement," said Jassim Mohamed Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat. "This success is the direct result of the unwavering vision, dedication and hard work of our leadership, Mubadala, the UAE Armed Forces and the entire Yahsat team. As a result of this work, we have not only stepped into space, but have taken a significant stride in driving economic diversification and progress with our partners across the UAE. "Over the next six to eight weeks, the satellite will be operational," Al Zaabi said in an interview with Khaleej Times from the launch site in Kourou. Giving details on the spacecraft, he said that Y1A has two main segments -- military and government, and commercial services. The commercial segment includes telecasting and data transmission services. For the military services, the chief executive said, "We have signed an agreement with the UAE Armed Forces to offer voice and data services." On the range of services to be offered to the government, he said, "The satellite will connect the UAE embassies and diplomatic missions abroad, apart from linking oil rigs and other installations and the government facilities in remote areas."

Abu Dhabi has stepped into space as its first satellite, which would provide military, commercial as well as civilian communication, was successfully launched on Saturday. The Ariane 5 rocket carrying Y1A of Yahsat, a unit of Abu Dhabi's investment arm the Mubadala Development Company, lifted off from the European Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 1.37am Abu Dhabi time on Saturday, a company statement said. Y1A is part of $1.6-billion satellite programme which will be completed when another satellite will be fired into space in the last quarter of the year. Y1A is the fifth satellite sent by the UAE into space for communication purposes. Thuraya, a satellite communications company, has sent three geo-

"Turn it off" Campaign Launch in Al Ain

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The Environment AgencyAbu Dhabi (EAD) is partnering with malls in Al Ain to launch the "Turn it off" campaign in Al Ain City. The campaign will now reach out to malls' shoppers in Al Ain providing them with smart energy and water usage tips. This initiative is part of the EAD's `Turn it Off!'

campaign, which was launched in October 2010, and aims to spread awareness about growing energy use and about how this is contributing to rising carbon emissions, which are increasing the threat of climate change. We would like to invite you to attend the launch of this campaign in Al Ain

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ADU-Al Ain campus goes Global with Global Day

ADU strives to further diversify and serve its student body and it is currently in the process of gaining accreditation with the Ministries of Education in Egypt, Syria and Iran. On the sidelines of catering students from different countries and culture the students of Al Ain campus of Abu Dhabi University organized Global day on 21st April in the premises of the Female section to owner the students representing the culture and heritage of their respected home lands. A colorful event as a whole, it turned out to be a huge success among the students as well as among the guests. From fashion shows to dances and cultural acts ­ the day comprised everything one could think of. The success of all the event is credited to the members of the Students Council along with the help of the Students Service Department and General Service Department. On the Global day, Students experienced fun, knowledge of new cultures and many more. Thanks to the hard working members of the Students Council, we made the event a great success.

ADU was established back in September2003 and till now has experienced one of the most diversified faculty and students. The university is working hard in excelling in gaining international accreditation and so far the University is accredited across the GCC and Jordan and all its degree programs are recognized by the various Ministries of Education in these countries. In addition,

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Al Ain Career And Exhibition Fair 2011

Dedicated to supporting the Emiratisation program, the Al Ain Education & Career Fair is now in its third year and has grown phenomenally to become one of the leading events of its kind in the highly populated and culturally rich city in the UAE. The event is taking place at Al Khabisi Wedding Celebration Hall- Al Ain from 2nd ­ 4th May 2011.

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Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, UAE, the Al Ain Education & Career Fair is an ideal event for companies seeking to meet qualified Emirati jobseekers and graduates or for educational and training institutions that would like to meet potential students from the region.

A billion pledges and more to save the earth

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From planting trees to shunning plastic bags and deciding to leave cars back are making small but significant pledges as they join the Earth Day campaign. From planting trees to shunning plastic bags and deciding to leave cars back, millions of people around the globe, including the UAE, are making small but significant pledges as they join the Earth Day

campaign, which runs all through the season and culminates on April 22 every year. The Earth Day Network's (EDN) Facebook page is buzzing with reactions and pledges from across the world, indicating that more and more people are waking up to environmental issues. Locally, schools, NGOs, corporate offices as well

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Hand in Hand

as government entities have been pitching in with various activities over the last few days as their mark of respect for the mother earth.

Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) Director General, inaugurated the `Creativity Fingerprint painting Exhibition' organized by Al Asayel School at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre. The exhibition showcases 50 artworks created by students, teachers and parents; while the supervisor of the event participated with another 10 paintings. The exhibition general scope was to illustrate the genuine national heritage related to the land and the marine cultural assets as well as the local environment scenery. Al Khaili said that this attention given to artistic talents is part of our priorities and the expression of our belief in the importance of refining their flair as this will positively impact academic achievement of the students and contributes to the development of the student's artistic feeling, self confidence and personality.

The hotline was opened to the public a few months ago, and six agents are on hand to field education queries and complaints from school pupils, teachers and administrators. Call centre operator Mohammed Ezat listened patiently to the complaint of one anxious pupil before logging it, along with the caller's name, telephone number and e-mail address. "Those details are confidential," he said. "We need them because we don't always have an immediate answer and get back to them." All queries - about job vacancies, examination queries, feedback on education initiatives, problems with school services and facilities, or complaints against teachers are received and resolved by the centre in five to 10 days. Ahmed Fawzi, enterprise solutions consultant at the ministry, screens the calls and monitors the response of the agents.

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Ministry of Education receives 500 Calls

He added that such an event would strengthen the ties between the students' families and a platform for all to meet and exchange ideas and opinions on education and the challenges lying ahead of us. He also valued the organization of such events which are a beautiful expression of the positive link between students and their school. Latifa Al Hosani, Al Asayel School principal said: " The oil painting project was born in 2005/2006 academic year and was the idea of one of the students' mothers who is an artist. She volunteered to teach oil paintings to our

students in the Nature and Heritage theme. We feel so proud of our children creations and the level of proficiency they reached in this field". The students training program was initiated by Ayesha Al Suweidi, head of the Mothers Council Art Committee. Ayesha is an artist who first thought of teaching painting techniques and the first stage was to find the talented students and introduce them to the world of drawing basics and coloring techniques as well as searching for inspiring ideas and themes.

"The interaction with the caller is not a rehearsed script," said Mr. Fawzi, who trains the agents with mock sessions. "No matter how insignificant or out of our scope the issue may be, we take down the information and explain what can be done," he said. Issues that are legal or criminal in nature are referred to the legal department, or the caller is asked to file a police complaint. Mr. Fawzi says there is a lack of awareness about the call centre's functions. "You cannot call the centre and say you have a problem

with a colleague who has a loud voice. We are concerned with educationrelated issues, not personal problems." Amal Ismail, an Emirati parent of a student at a public school, said many parents were unaware of the ministry's service. "It should be publicized better," she said. Ms.Ismail also believes that before one calls with complaints, the school should be approached first. "Sometimes children do not speak the truth, so before the matter is taken to the higher authorities, parents should try to sort it out at school."

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Al-Ain Mall hosts EAD ` Make UAE Plastic-Bag free campaign

has been a major success at the mall, with thousands of shoppers walking away with free environmentally friendly shopping bags that are meant to be re-used over and over every time they come to shop at the mall. Backed and supported by the shoppers themselves to help conserve our natural habitat and environment, the customers were eager to use the bags and showed initiative by proposing to use it for their groceries or even their belongings on a regular day. Moreover, Al-Ain Mall is more than happy to continue hosting the Camel model `Jamila the Camel,' as she tours the emirates of Abu Dhabi on her great mission, to shed the light on the harms caused by plastic bags, causing the death of hundreds of camels due to swallowing the bags, not to mention half the yearly deaths of camel in the UAE. Mr. Mohammad Hawamdeh General Manager of Al Ain Mall has also been very keen on hosting further awareness campaigns at the mall in support of a cause as important as environmental awareness and conservation. On Account of this particular Campaign he says," We are already discussing further collaborations with active associates and partners to spread the word amongst our shoppers, as well as aid as much as we can in ridding the UAE of non-biodegradable plastic bags. I believe this campaign is a significant step in making our shoppers consider in ways to re-use their bags every time they come back to our stores."

`Make UAE Plastic Bag-Free' campaign rolled out in Al-Ain Mall on April 12th 2011. EAD in association with Ministry of Water and Environment for this campaign was set with an aim to educate the general public about the dangers of plastic bags to our environment and our health. Through this campaign, and with the help of EAD, AlAin Mall is determined to encourage its shoppers to use environmentally friendly alternatives and will do so by positively influencing consumer behavior. So far, the first week of the campaign

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Turning 8 years old Mercure Grand Jabel Hafeet

the magic atmosphere of the region, the hotel offers 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and a bar with breathtaking views of the city. There are also various meeting facilities and recreational activities available such as a health club, 3 swimming pools with water slides, mini golf and a kids playground. According to Mr. Chris who had a stay at Mercure Grand Jabel Hafeet in April says, "We stayed for one night on a Sunday. To be honest reading the reviews on here, I was excited to stay at the hotel. The location of the hotel was lovely and I believe its at the right place ­ "Top" is what I would like to rate it as well."

Mercure Grand Jabel Hafeet celebrated their 8th Anniversary on 28th April at the ballroom of their grand Hotel. A number of big names from the Hotel Industry were present at the event. Besides them a huge number of business names were also present to congratulate the management on completion of 8 years. Mr. Hani AL Khouly, Hotel Manager was overwhelmed at the celebration. The event was followed by a grand dinner. Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet with 124 rooms is a unique mountain oasis resort, located at 915 m on Hafeet Mountain, just a 2hr drive from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. With refined authentic architecture reflecting

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Easter celebrations at Hilton Hotel

Hilton hotel Al Ain celebrated the event with a d full day long celebration which started off with Easter Egg coloring and moved on to the fun and games and finally a hunt for Easter Eggs in the gardens. Children enjoyed the event to full extent!

Hilton Hotel celebrated Easter with almost 100 children and their parents on the 23rd of April 2011. Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, is Christianity's most important holiday. The Christian community of Al Ain celebrated it with full enthusiasm as well.

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Al Ain Rotana participated in the AUH Waiter Race

its opponent and making sure that they will be the first one to reach the end. As the temperature heats up so as the competition, a friendly GM race has become the highlight of the competition which had been participated by Mr. Ayman Gharib the Al Ain Rotana's General Manager as well as the Beach Rotana's GM. In the end, Sherlyn Esquerra from Al Ain Rotana bagged the first place of the "Obstacle Race" ladies division.

On the 23rd of April, a friendly waiter race brought together some of the most wellknown hotels in the Emirates as each sought the popular "best waiter" title held in the amphitheatre at Khalifa Park Abu Dhabi. Different teams from different hotels in Abu Dhabi have participated and cheered for their team. Everyone aimed to win, focused on the tray with a 500 ml water bottle and two glasses filled with water that they were holding at the same time giving an eye to

"Scratch & Win" - Grand raffle draw on the Nissan patrol 2011 5th May 2011 7:00pm

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Sea Food Lovers Night Every Thursday @ Ayla Restaurant 6:30pm­11:00pm

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Food Fiesta 2011 21st April-7th May 8:30pm-11:00pm

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Steak promotion in Casa Romana restaurant

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LuLu Food Fiesta on the go

of cooking. From sandwich making to ice-cream eating , from salad making to Pizza baking you ask it and LuLu provides a platform for this. As the event is in the last stages and is going to end during the coming weekend we want all the readers to participate in this fun packed cooking competitions and make the women of the kitchen feel special and ask the food lovers to enjoy the delightful sight of preparing the food and meals. The main highlights of this week are: Ice-cream and water melon eating, Recipe quiz and salad making along with memory games and fun activities. The prize distribution is on 7th May.

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LuLu Hypermarkets in AL Ain Are celebrating Food Fiesta to serve their customers with a variety of food programmes. The event is taking place in all the outlets of LULU hypermarket from 21st April and will last till the 7th of May 2011. Activities include competitions from various arts

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