20 elite Emirati students get Al Nokhba scholarship for advanced technology

Abu Dhabi: Twenty elite Emirati students were honoured this week with the 2012/2013 Al Nokhba Scholarship for Advanced Technology at the scholarship induction ceremony held in the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. The scholarship sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), provides the best and brightest students from Abu Dhabi with world-class learning opportunities in advanced technology. Mrs. Mona Majed Al-Mansouri Guidance…

London Olympics will be remembered, UAE paper

Abu Dhabi: Like all good things, the London Olympics is coming to an end today. As the Olympic flame is passed over to Rio at the conclusion of the closing ceremony, it’s also time to look back at the gains from one of the most hyped editions of the Games in recent times, a UAE paper commented. On the sporting front, the London Olympics will be remembered for the superhuman…

RAK CP attends Quran memorization competition closing ceremony

RAS AL KHAIMAH: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, crown prince of Ras al-Khaimah, in a ceremony on Saturday honored the winners of the of the first edition of the Saqr Quran Memorization Contest which was organized by the Ras Al Khaimah Quran and its Sciences Foundation. Director General of the Foundation shaikh Ahmed Al Shehhi, at the closing ceremony, said a total of 120 male students…

Judiciary and government must compromise for the survival of democracy in Pakistan – UAE paper

Abu Dhabi: For the survival of democracy and the good of the people in Pakistan, both the judiciary and the government must be willing to make sacrifices; urged a UAE daily. In an editorial under the title ‘Pakistan cannot afford institutional tug-of-war’, Gulf News lamented that Pakistan’s Supreme Court and the government are on a collision course again. The apex court has set the stage for a potential contempt case…

2012 Yeosu Expo adds credentials to UAE ‘s bid to host Dubai 2020 EXPO

YEOSU, S.Korea: UAE s participation in 2012 Yeosu Expo, which ends on Sunday in southern harbor city of Yeosu in South Korea, has added to UAE s credential as a Middle East s hub to pave the smooth way for Dubai s bid to host 2020 World Expo. UAE also earned international endorsement as the role model for emerging economies by showcasing UAE s phenomenal development achieved in less than…

Eid-el-Fitr holidays announced for public and private sectors

Abu Dhabi: The Eid-el-Fitr holidays for ministries and other federal government institutions will begin from Friday 17th August 2012 (29th Ramadan 1433) and will last until the 3rd of the month of Shawwal. Work will resume from the 4th of Shawaal, according to a circular issued by Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. On this occasion Al Qatami offered…

Ajman Ruler receives well wishers on Ramadan

Ajman: Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman HH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, in the presence of Ajman Crown Prince HH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi received at the Al-Zaher Palace, Sheikhs, senior state officials, tribal chieftains, citizens and Arab and Muslim Community members who had called on him to offer greetings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. Representatives of various government and private…