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AL TAYER EYES GRAND PRIX VICTORY IN ITALY

Team Abu Dhabi challenger aims to stay on course for world aquabike title after win in Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer says he will need to be at his best in Sardinia this weekend if he is to build on an impressive start to the 2019 UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship.

After securing his first Grand Prix victory in the opening round in Portugal earlier this month, Al Tayer has emerged as a serious challenger to Jeremy Perez, defending champion in the flagship Runabout GP1 series.

The Emirati goes into the Grand Prix of Italy in the Roman port city of Olbia on Friday sharing the championship lead with Perez after the two rivals scored one moto victory each during an action-packed weekend in Portimao.

“Italy is very important for me after the win in Portugal,” said Al Tayer. “I’ve set the standard and must keep the momentum going and aim for another win to keep me on course for the world championship.

“Since Portugal we’ve changed a few things on the jetski and I’m confident this will make it run better in Italy and give me a good chance to win again.”

Team Abu Dhabi’s reigning world freestyle champion Rashid Al Mulla aims for an eighth Grand Prix victory in a row in Sardinia to extend his championship lead over Italian Roberto Mariani.

The Team Abu Dhabi challenge also sees Salman Al Awadhi back in action in the Ski Division GP1 where he currently holds tenth place.

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KING REIGNS AS WEST INDIES WOMEN TAKE UNASSAILABLE T20 SERIES LEAD

Stacy Ann King starred with both bat and ball as the West Indies Women defeated Ireland Women by 45 runs in the second match of the Hanley Energy T20 International series at the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin, when they defended 157/6 (20 overs) to Ireland’s 112/6 (20 overs).

Stafanie Taylor won the toss again for the West Indies Women and elected to bat first in freezing conditions. Despite the sunshine, the temperature dipped to 13 degrees celcius but Hayley Matthews and Britney Cooper were blazing bats from the first ball. The pair posted 32 runs in 3.4 overs before Britney got cramped for space only to send a return catch to Kim Garth for 20.

Stacy Ann joined Hayley and they continued the scoring. Hayley in particular launched a massive six out the ground into someone’s backyard. They added 38 before Hayley was bowled for 30. Shemaine Campbelle joined Stacy Ann and this partnership posted 48 runs before Stacy Ann was caught of Garth once again for 34.

Captaining Ireland in place of Laura Delaney who was injured in the first match, Kim Garth had a top-notch all-round performance, as she struck her maiden T20 half-century and picked up 3/22, despite her team falling short of the 158 target.

WEST INDIES WOMEN won the toss and elected to bat first

WEST INDIES WOMEN

157/6 (20 OVERS)

KING 34, MATTHEWS 30, MCLEAN 16*

GARTH 3/22

IRELAND WOMEN

112/6 (20 OVERS)

GARTH 51*, WALDRON 25

FLETCHER 2/8, KING 2/15

WEST INDIES WOMEN WON BY 45 RUNS

FULL SQUAD:

  1. Stafanie Taylor (captain)
  2. Hayley Matthews (vice-captain)
  3. Britney Cooper
  4. Afy Fletcher
  5. Karishma Ramharack
  6. Chedean Nation
  7. Chinelle Henry
  8. Kycia Knight
  9. Kyshona Knight
  10. Shakera Selman
  11. Shamilia Connell
  12. Shemaine Campbell
  13. Natasha McLean
  14. Stacy Ann King

Ireland Tour Schedule

1st T20 International- May 26, YMCA Cricket Club, Dublin

2nd T20 International- May 28, Pembroke, Dublin

3rd T20 International- May 29, Pembroke, Dublin

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Medical examinations reveal child’s diarrhoea to be actually chronic constipation

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One of the 10 conditions for parents to seek medical attention, constipation among children is rising and is particularly affecting their self esteem

Reem visited Emirates Hospital – Jumeirah (EHJ) – an Emirates Healthcare company and an internationally recognised 100-bed beacon of progress in the region’s healthcare system after her 4-year-old son, Rayan complained of what she believed was diarrhoea. She sought medical attention after she realised something was wrong especially because Rayan was periodically releasing small quantities of loose stools.

On evaluation by Dr Sripradha Sudarsanam, a Specialist Paediatrician at EHJ, Rayan was diagnosed with chronic constipation.

“Many children who suffer from chronic constipation experience leaking of soft stools in their underwear which poses a big problem in their social and emotional dimensions. Because of the unconscious leaks, the children are almost always smelly and are being neglected and isolated in classroom by their peers. The leaky stools are the newly formed stool which trickles down through the hard stools stuck to the intestine. Sometimes vigorous pushing due to urge to defecate can cause a tear in the anal region and cause bleeding as well,” explained Dr Sudarsanam.

According to studies, 30 percent of children are affected by constipation at some point in their lives. When not adequately treated, chronic constipation can lead to haemorrhoids, anal fissures, bowel bleeding and faecal incontinence.

“Children who are improperly toilet-trained and lack fibre intake in their diet often complain of chronic constipation. Parents should ensure that children avoid processed food and eat food rich in fibre, such as fruits and whole grains. They must also monitor their child’s fluid intake and ensure that they drink between 1 to 1.5 litres of water each day,” said Dr Sudarsanam.

Constipation is a vicious cycle, and seeking medical attention at the right time can help avoid further complications in children while also helping their emotional and mental health from deteriorating.

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IVF Baby Delivered At Fakih’s Muscat Branch

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Doctors at Fakih IVF Fertility Center in Oman delivered their first IVF baby girl earlier this year. This was followed by a string of successful pregnancies and deliveries. Fakih IVF is one of the leading Infertility, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Genetics and IVF centers in the GCC Region catered towards helping families battling infertility.

Dr. Walaa Zidan, specialist Obstetrics & Gynecology said, “We are absolutely delighted that the family chose to use our expertise and services for such an important decision in their lives. Although it was challenging for us, the team at Fakih put all their efforts and best resources into use in achieving this feat.”

Fakih IVF Fertility Centre in Oman opened its doors to the public during February last year. Their aim is to reach out to all families battling infertility by providing the best possible treatment facilities at affordable prices.

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome our child into this world. What once felt impossible to achieve was made possible by the pure diligence and efforts of the medical team at Fakih IVF, and the support of my family,” said the patient (name withheld on request).

“It was an obstacle free procedure and we believe this will instill more confidence in families that are contemplating undergoing the treatment worried about the consequences. Every family wants a healthy baby and we are putting our best foot forward in giving just that,” said Dr. Walaa.

Being one of the only fertility centers in the Middle East with an in-house genetic laboratory, Fakih IVF fertility center is continually advancing by investing in the newest technology aimed towards providing the best in patient care.

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KING REIGNS AS WEST INDIES WOMEN TAKE UNASSAILABLE T20 SERIES LEAD

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Stacy Ann King starred with both bat and ball as the West Indies Women defeated Ireland Women by 45 runs in the second match of the Hanley Energy T20 International series at the Pembroke Cricket Club in Dublin, when they defended 157/6 (20 overs) to Ireland’s 112/6 (20 overs).

Stafanie Taylor won the toss again for the West Indies Women and elected to bat first in freezing conditions. Despite the sunshine, the temperature dipped to 13 degrees celcius but Hayley Matthews and Britney Cooper were blazing bats from the first ball. The pair posted 32 runs in 3.4 overs before Britney got cramped for space only to send a return catch to Kim Garth for 20.

Stacy Ann joined Hayley and they continued the scoring. Hayley in particular launched a massive six out the ground into someone’s backyard. They added 38 before Hayley was bowled for 30. Shemaine Campbelle joined Stacy Ann and this partnership posted 48 runs before Stacy Ann was caught of Garth once again for 34.

Captaining Ireland in place of Laura Delaney who was injured in the first match, Kim Garth had a top-notch all-round performance, as she struck her maiden T20 half-century and picked up 3/22, despite her team falling short of the 158 target.

WEST INDIES WOMEN won the toss and elected to bat first

WEST INDIES WOMEN

157/6 (20 OVERS)

KING 34, MATTHEWS 30, MCLEAN 16*

GARTH 3/22

IRELAND WOMEN

112/6 (20 OVERS)

GARTH 51*, WALDRON 25

FLETCHER 2/8, KING 2/15

WEST INDIES WOMEN WON BY 45 RUNS

FULL SQUAD:

  1. Stafanie Taylor (captain)
  2. Hayley Matthews (vice-captain)
  3. Britney Cooper
  4. Afy Fletcher
  5. Karishma Ramharack
  6. Chedean Nation
  7. Chinelle Henry
  8. Kycia Knight
  9. Kyshona Knight
  10. Shakera Selman
  11. Shamilia Connell
  12. Shemaine Campbell
  13. Natasha McLean
  14. Stacy Ann King

Ireland Tour Schedule

1st T20 International- May 26, YMCA Cricket Club, Dublin

2nd T20 International- May 28, Pembroke, Dublin

3rd T20 International- May 29, Pembroke, Dublin

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Celebrate Eid Al Fitr at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi

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The luxury mall announces its exciting program of activations during Eid Al Fitr holiday

The Galleria Al Maryah Island welcomes residents and visitors to join its Eid Al Fitr celebrations from 31s tMay until 6th June, daily from 3pm until 9pm. The Galleria will be the place to be this Eid, with an array of family-friendly activities for all ages to enjoy.

Guests can discover henna art, children’s face painting, sand art, lantern making, Ayyalah dance performances and more. The first one-hundred visitors each day can take home souvenirs such as personalised Arabic calligraphy and bespoke sand bottle creations, marking it the perfect way to spend time with family and friends this Eid.

Highlighting the celebration, the memorable Year of Tolerance exhibition in collaboration with the National Archives will also be open to the public. The Galleria invites visitors explore the never-seen-before curated collection, showcasing historical moments the late Sheikh Zayed throught the summer.

The Eid Al Fitr celebrations expands on the list of public events hosted by The Galleria. Annual activities such Winter Wonderland, Chinese New Year, and New Year celebrations mark the mall, as the ultimate community destination. Upon the official opening of The Galleria Al Maryah Island expansion in September this year, community events are set to become even more grander.

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Dubai’s Best Nightclub parties on!

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Keeping it cool in June

After an award winning first season; Drai’s Dubai Nightclub are keeping it cool in June with plenty of chances to party.

Launching with the return of Taste (Ladies Night) on Tuesday 4th June; you can expect unlimited drinks and free entry for ladies all night.

The party continues at the weekend with Ladies Night until 1am on Thursday and Friday.  If you are still traveling then not to worry as Drai’s Dubai will open again the following week on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The official closing party for the summer will be on Tuesday 18th June with an extra special addition of Taste (Ladies Night).

The ultimate outdoor clubbing experience providing unrivalled views of the Burj Khalifa.

Drai’s Dubai will have AC units and cooling equipment throughout the venue.  Making sure that the only time you will break out in a sweat will be from busting a move to the best RnB/Hip Hop DJs the city has the offer.

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Now You Can Call Dubai Your Home – New Permanent Residence Programme ‘Golden Card’ Announced!

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In a big and bold step, the UAE government, on May 21st, announced a new permanent residency programme, the ‘Golden Card’ visa, for foreign nationals in the UAE.

Earlier, the UAE only issued 2- to 3-year employer linked visas to foreign nationals, who comprise roughly 90% of residents living in the UAE, which is also the 2nd largest economy in the Arab World. In a shift from that rigid policy, in May 2018, 5- and 10-year visas were announced for expats investing Dh5 and Dh10 million respectively, real estate included.

Exact criteria for the visa should be revealed soon but it is confirmed that permanent residency will include the spouse and children of the golden card visa holder.

“This is a shining example of visionary leadership striving to create a big opportunity for everyone aspiring to work and invest in the UAE. Dubai, besides being a business friendly and tax-free environment, is also a vibrant property market offering high quality real estate, stable rental yields and continuous planned expansions.

“It is also a great initiative for real estate investors who have been here for long. It is a big security to know that you can remain,” said Kanika Gupta Shori, founder and COO of leading proptech firm, Square Yards.

With presence in 10 countries globally, her firm Square Yards is one of the biggest players in the Dubai primary market with a reported growth rate of 75% Y-o-Y and a GTV (Gross Transactional Value) of AED 800 million in FY 2019. Their tech-enabled team of experts has been helping Non-resident Indians as well as other foreign nationals navigate UAE’s primary residential markets for the best property transactions.

“Overall, I feel this will encourage expats to invest more in this country and to give back even more through their businesses, professional services and social work,” Kanika adds.

The new permanent residency programme has been hailed as a game changer with many calling it a Ramadan blessing, a sort of golden gift to all those who have contributed towards developing the UAE as it finally allows expats to look at Dubai as a home, rather than a temporary wealth creation destination. This directly means more demand for real estate.

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Comedy king Umer Sharif to treat Dubai to an evening of fun and laughter

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  • The Pakistani artist will perform alongside veterans Rauf Lala and Shakeel Siddique at the Bollywood Parks on June 14th
  • Ticket starting at AED 79 will give access to Park rides and attractions as well

Popular comedian and stage actor Umer Sharif is all set to resonate Dubai with spontaneous laughter, bringing with him his signature dose of famous slapstick punchlines. The Pakistani artist will team up with Rauf Lala and Shakeel Siddique, for “Comedy Ka Dhamaka’’ at Rajmahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks and Resort, on Friday, June 14th. While Sharif is an immensely popular name across both Pakistan and India, Lala and Siddique, too, have a huge following in India, thanks to their rib-tickling winning performances in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Comedy Circus.

The comedian trio will perform two shows on the same day at 6pm and 9pm respectively. Audience can look forward to two hours of hilarity and satire as the trio takes an amusing spin on everyday affairs, creating situations peppered with their perfect comic timing and witty dialogues.

The event is jointly managed by Spotlight Entertainment and Creative Angels & Organized by Viu Middle east

Commenting on the performance, Ashwin Sancheti , Partner Spotlight Entertainment & Creative Angels said: “Laughter and comedy know no borders; it’s appreciated everywhere, and the artists who can make people laugh have fans across the globe irrespective of their nationality. Likewise, Pakistani artists are quite popular with Indians and there’s no place better than the UAE to bring them together. We take pride in bringing seasoned stand-up comedians to Dubai, and this time around, it’s no different. As always, we look forward to welcoming you to another round of fun and entertainment”.

Tickets for the performance are available at Platinumlist.net, priced at AED199 (VIP), AED129 (Central) and AED79 (Balcony). Attendees will also have free access to park rides and other attractions.

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What When Where Time
 

Stand-up Comedy performances by Umer Sharif, Rauf Lala and Shakeel Siddique

 

Duration: 120 minutes

Friday, 14th June, 2019 Rajmahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts 6pm to 8pm (Gates open at 7:30pm)

 

9pm to 11pm (Gates open at 8:30pm)

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Eat to your heart’s content at B&B Iftaar and Suhoor buffet

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The scrumptious and extensive buffet at the restaurant – famous for its super-delicious Nihari and Halwa Puri – will satisfy any foodie’s craving

Foodies who love to eat all they can have, found yet another scrumptious place to dine with the extensive and mouth-watering buffet menu offered at B&B Restaurant, known for its famous delectable delights. The Iftaar and Suhoor buffets – available from 7pm to 10pm and 12midnight to 4am respectively – largely comprise traditional non-vegetarian and vegetarian fare spiced up by the likes of aromatic biryanis, succulent kebabs, karahis, and haleem besides the restaurant’s Dubai-famous nihari and halwapuri for which people flock across the emirate. The menu also contains a fair sprinkling of appetising dishes for the vegetarians.

Restaurant-goers will be further treated to a diverse array of typical and traditional Iftaar dishes including pakoras, samosas, hummus, fatoosh, fruit chat, dahibharay, chana chat etc, followed by a diverse variety in the main course, and then a delicious choice of sweet dishes.

For Suhoor, visitors can choose from the likes of doodhpheni, qeema, AalooTarkari, egg bhujiya etc.

B&B restaurant has been recently refurbished to add a new hall and are now taking party bookings. The business has further expanded to include catering for events as well.

“Ramadan is a combination of fasting and feasting, and we have attempted to put together the most popular food enjoyed by a sizeable population of UAE residents under one roof,” said Shahzad Khaliq, COO – B&B Restaurant, “Our food is known for its taste and presentation and people have always loved our menu for diversity and the authentic flavour that we guarantee in our dishes. Now that we have refurbished our interiors, we would like to welcome our guests to an ambience that is perfect for an evening out with family or a friends’ meet up. There’s always something for everyone at B&B.”

Price for the buffet is AED 70 per person for Iftar and AED 45 per person for Suhoor. The restaurant is located in Sultan Business Centre in Oud Metha, near Lamcy Plaza.

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DLD signs license agreement with Mashreq Bank for e-mortgage System

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Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a license agreement with Mashreq Bank, one of the first banks operating in the UAE, for the use of the e-mortgage system. The agreement was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and Arshad Khan, representing Mashreq Bank.

Bin Mejren said: “The development and launch of the new e-mortgage system come as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance automation applications and systems in our transactions to reduce paper transactions and the number of visits. We expect that applying blockchain technologies will contribute to reducing the number of visits, in line with the ratios set by the Government of Dubai for government entities. At DLD, we are keen to support the directives of our wise leadership and the strategies to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.”

DLD successfully developed an electronic mortgage registration system known as the e-mortgage system to record and modify mortgages as well as procedures for their liquidation. Mashreq Bank is preparing to use the new system to register mortgage contracts for those who applied to the service from DLD.

Under the new agreement, the parties seek to structure and develop the relationship between them, promote their common interests for integration, and enhance close cooperation and coordination between them to achieve the vision and strategy of the Government of Dubai for the benefit of the public.

Arshad Khan commented: “We are delighted to partner with DLD and support it in this new initiative that targets Dubai’s real estate sector. E-mortgages are a reflection of the digitalisation of services being implemented by the Dubai Government to offer smart services to its citizens. This partnership aims to save customers both time and effort by integrating DLD and Mashreq services, ensuring that it is a win-win situation for everyone. As DLD’s strategic partner, this agreement represents another significant milestone for Mashreq Bank, and we look forward to furthering collaboration in the future.”

Majid Saqer Al Marri, CEO of the Registration and Real Estate Services sector at DLD, said: “Applying the e-mortgage system requires synergy with leading UAE banks. Our partnership with Mashreq Bank is an important step towards the success of the project and its objectives and helps spread it to benefit the largest number of investors. We will continue to seek the best partners to ensure the comfort and happiness of our customers as well as develop the system and support it with the latest technologies that are constantly evolving to keep pace with developments in the field of registration and real estate services. This system will ensure customers a unique journey and experience, reducing the number of steps and visits by helping them complete all requirements in one place.”

DLD is one of the first entities to emphasise blockchain technology and apply it to its sales and purchasing transactions through its smart platforms. The e-mortgage initiative is one of the most important launched recently by DLD in this field and is based on the completion of the mortgage process between involved parties through artificial intelligence.

Other smart initiatives include the Dubai REST platform, the optimal application for replacing paper title deeds, allowing customers to self-conclude their transactions without the need to visit DLD, supporting the Dubai 10x initiative.   Moreover, DLD has eight different smart applications for mobile phones, 10 service centres throughout Dubai, and 17 real-estate registration trustee centres across the Emirate.

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Take Your Best Shots and Selfies this Eid with Superb Smartphones from HONOR with Advanced Cameras

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Capture Memories with HONOR’s Eid offers that offer everything you need in a phone and more

It’s that time of the year where everybody travels with their family and friends after Ramadan celebrating Eid Al Fitr.  Travel can be fun, energizing, and exciting — or exhausting, frustrating, and boring if you do not have the right accessories to complement your travel. HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand, has got you covered for your upcoming trip with their latest most competent products on the market: HONOR 10i and HONOR View 20.

Eid holiday travel can take good pictures and selfies feeling.

Eid is not the time to hold back on taking pictures and capturing memories. School and workplaces are shut which means it’s time to get snap-happy and create memories with your loved ones using the latest technologies from HONOR. Perfect for gifting friends and family members in Eid, the latest devices from HONOR, offer innovative technology, high-rated smartphone cameras, and intelligent performance at accessible costs.

HONOR 10i: Triple the fun with a three-lens camera

HONOR 10i will be the most delightful gift to present to your loved ones who love to take a good selfie and who love to take pictures for an active virtual life. HONOR 10i comes equipped with AI Beautification and sports a 24MP, 8MP and 2MP trio of cameras, and a 24MP primary camera. Get natural looking selfies with the selfie camera in HONOR10i this Eid!

Eid deal: From AED 999 to AED 949 starting from 27th May to 8th June.

(Available across all UAE electronics retailers)

HONOR View 20: Superb smartphone with superb smart features

An absolute eye-magnet with a glossy, gorgeous finish, the HONOR View 20 packs a 25MP camera tucked away behind the screen, with an incredible 48MP main camera on the rear. It’s an excellent phone for almost everything you can throw at it, but is especially competent at gaming

Eid deal: From AED 2,399 to AED 2,099 starting from 27th May to 8th June.

(Available in Sharaf DG, Jumbo, Lulu, and Carrefour)

You can also avail exclusive HONOR gifts on the purchase of HONOR 10i Lite, HONOR 8X and HONOR 8X Max with in select electronics stores during 27th May to 8th June.

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