UAE to host VGT’s conference on combating online child sexual abuse

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will play host to the Virtual Global Taskforce’s fifth biennial international conference on 11 -13 December 2012 which aims at combating online child sexual abuse. The conference, titled International Collaboration: An Enabler for Prevention, will examine the motivating factors behind paedophile activity and attributes associated to their victims. By focusing on child sexual abuse victims and offenders and maximising global partnerships, the conference will provide a…

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…

Qatari Flag to Be Hoisted at Paralympic Village in London

London, August 25 (QNA) - The Qatari flag will be hoisted tomorrow, Sunday, at the Olympic Village of the Paralympic Games to be hosted by the British capital London during the period from 29 August to 2 September. The flag-hoisting ceremony will be attended by a number of the Paralympic Games' Organizing Committee members and delegates from the Qatari Embassy in London, along with Abdulqader Al-Mutawaa, head of the Qatari…

Mawashi Announces End of Sale of Subsidized Livestock

Doha, August 25 (QNA) - Qatar Company for Meat and Livestock Trading (Mawashi) has announced the end of sale of livestock from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan, which it had offered at subsidized prices during the holy month of Ramadan and for the duration of Eid Al Fitr, as the subsidized quantity almost finished. The subsidized prices initiative is running for the third consecutive year through the fruitful…