Dubai Courts restructures Experts Affairs Committee

Dubai: The Dubai Courts has restructured the Experts Affairs Committee under the new name ‘Experts and Arbitrators Committee’. The Committee to be headed by Judge Omer Yunus Saeed, with Judge Tariq Yaqub Al-Khyat as his deputy, will look into the applications for enlistment of technical experts and arbitrators. The Committee will also receive complaints filed by parties to cases on the works of the experts and arbitrators and pass decisions…

Empower’s district cooling consumption rose 23.2pc in July 2012 against same period last year

Dubai: Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the region, has said that consumption of district cooling provided by the company rose by 23.2 percent in July 2012, compared to same period last year. The company also reported that its total square footage committed to district cooling has achieved a remarkable increase. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said that the increase reflects the economy…

KHDA releases guides to help schools prepare for inspection and self-evaluation

Dubai: The Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) has released the fifth annual inspections handbook to help schools prepare for inspections. Compiled in consultation with principals, teachers and parents in Dubai, the handbook will give clear information about how inspections are conducted and set out the criteria schools will use when evaluating their own work. In line with the UAE 2021 Vision, the handbook spells out additional areas of focus for…

Hamdan bin Zayed orders medical treatment of Syrian girl

Amman: H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority has ordered treatment of a four month old Syrian refugee girl who is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease which requires a bone marrow transplant. For the past few weeks, the parents of Lujain tried desperately to get her a life-saving treatment but were faced with high expenses…

Britain deeply concerned over Israel’s decision on Har Homa settlement

JERUSALEM: British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt on Friday expressed deep concern over the Israeli government’s decision to build 130 housing units in Har Homa settlement south of East Jerusalem, according to a statement released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Friday. “The recent announcement by the Israeli authorities to tender for the construction of 130 new housing units in the illegal settlement of…

Light Middle East attracts 200 exhibitors from 20 countries

DUBAI: Dubai will play host to Light Middle East, the Middle East’s premier conference and exhibition for lighting design and technology, between 1-3 October. Being one of the 8 global exhibitions in the portfolio of Light+Building exhibitions, Light Middle East provides the a dedicated lighting platform in the region for architects, lighting designers, specifiers and other industry professionals from across the GCC and Middle East regions to discover innovative solutions…

Two Sharjah clubs’ boards reshuffled

SHARJAH: The boards of directors of Sharjah Sports and Culture Club and Al Hamriya Club, both Sharjah-based, on Saturday were reshuffled by a resolution by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council. The resolution named Khamis Salim Al Suwaidi as chairman of the board of Sharjah Sports and Culture Club and Mohammed Juma Bin Hindi, Abdul Aziz…

The Ministry of Interior urges citizens to observe traffic rules in GCC countries

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has called on citizens travelling to the GCC countries by their cars to adhere to the traffic rules there. Brig. Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination at (MOI) urged the citizens to pay attention on the speed limits on the roads in those countries, for instance, in Sultanate of Oman a vehicle is impounded for 48 hours if it exceeds…