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Youngsters on the first day of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival have been learning that mathematics is more than a numbers game, as they faced some tough problem-solving challenges in a ‘Mathnasium’ workshop.
The children, aged between six and ten years old, were given a series of logic and arithmetic papers to test their mental maths agility and some valuable advice on how to use it in their day-to-day lives. #shj #happening #design #artistsoninstagram #breakingnews #photography #sharjahchildrensreadingfestival #news #children #festival #reading #book #knowledge #education #thegulftoday @shjpolice @sharjahbookauthority

One dead and 8 people were injured in a collision between 4 vehicles in Abu Dhabi. #abudhabi #happening #breakingnews #accident #uae #tragedy #horror #thegulftoday @adpolicehq

In a bid to offer quality services to patients and curb medical error or taking wrong dose of medicine by patients, Al Zahra Dubai Hospital has launched the latest intelligent system for managing and dealing electronically drugs prescribed to patients admitted at hospitals which effectively helps to prevent drug errors and enhance patient safety.
Dr Mahaiman Abdul Ghani, Executive Director of Al Zahra Hospital, noted that the new mechanism was adopted to avoid medical errors that are more common in hospitals. “A recent study showed that approximately five per cent of patients in US hospitals are at risk of a medical errors...” #technology #science #happiness #happening #breakingnews #medical #doctor #diagnosis #newspaper #dubai #shj #uae #wellfare #emirati #world #community #culture #health #thegulftoday

Civil Defence teams in Umm Al Quwain doused a fire at a tyre factory in the emirate’s industrial park on Thursday evening.
Team members were at the site controlling the fire from spreading to nearby areas.
Firefighters are engaged in the cooling process.
Forensic experts will determine the cause of the inferno.
#fire #firefighter #ummalquwain #uae #tyre #tyrefactory #factory #moi #civildefence #cooling #industrial #dubai #shj #thegulftoday @997uaq

A drug mule said she tried to smuggle £11m worth of cocaine into Australia because it was a chance to post selfies on Instagram during a free holiday.
Escort Melina Roberge, 24, broke down in court when she was jailed for eight years for taking part in an attempt to smuggle the drugs into Sydney aboard a luxury cruise ship.
She told the New South Wales state district court she risked a life sentence in an Australian prison for the opportunity to take selfies “in exotic locations and post them on Instagram to receive ‘likes’ and attention” during a £12,000 holiday she could not afford.
Three Canadians have admitted smuggling 95kg of cocaine in suitcases aboard the MS Sea Princess during a seven-week cruise in 2016. The trip began in Britain and continued to Ireland, the United States, Bermuda, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, then Australia.
Roberge, dubbed “cocaine babe” in headlines and on social media, was sentenced on Wednesday to a non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months in prison before she is likely to be deported to Canada. #instagram #happening #breakingnews #photography #newspaper #australia #cocaine #drugs #cocainebabe #viral #picoftheday #photo #beach #blonde #money #glamour #sydney #jail #thegulftoday @melina_isabellee

An Indian man missing for 40 years was to be reunited with his family on Thursday after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Hindi film song went viral.

Khomdram Gambhir Singh was 26 when in 1978 he left his home in Imphal, in the remote northeastern state of Manipur, and never returned, according to reports.

For four decades his family heard nothing. Then a clip showing a grey-bearded man singing a Bollywood song on a Mumbai street 3,300 kilometres) away appeared online.

In it the singer identifies himself as Khomdram Singh of Manipur. A viewer brought the video to the attention of a local association in Imphal who informed Gambhir's family.

They recognised him as their missing relative and contacted Imphal police who spoke to their counterparts in Mumbai.
Officers then tracked Gambhir down to the suburb of Bandra where he was living rough. "He was making money as a beggar signing old Hindi songs," Firoze Shakir, who shot the video and uploaded it to YouTube in October last year, told AFP. #youtube #happening #breakingnews #photography #newspaper #newspaper #mumbaipolice #reunite #family #missing #missingperson #india #delhi #manipur #northeast #viral #viralvideos #dubai #breakingnews #family #photography #thegulftoday #khomdramgambhirsingh #movies #cinema

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, said that building government capabilities is a top priority for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to develop government work, and further cement Dubai Government position as a leading government.
His Highness highlighted the importance of instiling teamwork, and exchange expertise, as well as knowledge to enhance integration of efforts, and efficiently contribute to the distinguishing journey of government work.
Sheikh Hamdan's remarks came as he visited the Dubai Government Human Resources Department, accompanied by Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, Abdulla Al Basti. Upon his arrival, Sheikh Hamdan was welcomed by the Director-General of the Department, Abdullah Ali bin Zayed AlFalasi. #hamdan #happening #breakingnews #photography #newspaper #dubai #government #news #humanresources #employee #thegulftoday @faz3 @dubaimediaoffice

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a picture of himself driving a mini classic car with Uncle Saaed on his Instagram account.
The Dubai Crown Prince captioned the image, “Uncle’s car 😂 #bmw…” The BMW’s Isetta is one of the tiniest and smallest cars ever produced during the 1960s.
A fitness enthusiast, the Crown Prince keeps sharing breathtaking photographs of his activities from around the world.
Sheikh Hamdan’s Instagram bio says, “Every picture has a story and every story has a moment that I'd love to share with you Thanks and enjoy 😉” #uae #royals #happening #breakingnews #photography #newspaper #bmw #sheikhhamdan #faz #classiccars #classic #vintage #unclesaaed #viralphoto #dubai #crownprince #prince #isetta #minicar #pride #germany #london #world #thegulftoday @faz3

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has unveiled a smart scan system for monitoring and enforcement of parking fee payment through utilising the features of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
It involves the deployment of a vehicle driven by inspectors and equipped with a device on top to detect vehicles in breach of parking fee payment.
The move is part of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and RTA’s endeavours to use the latest and smartest technologies in dealing with parking users.
Eng. Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said, “The Smart Scan System of public parking in Dubai involves the deployment of a vehicle, driven by parking inspectors, and equipped with a device on top capable of spotting vehicles for which no parking fees were paid. The system will step up the efficiency of monitoring and enforcement, and reduce the potential errors in filing offences. #rta #dubai #artistsoninstagram #artificialintelligence #smartdubai #parking #mydubai #violate #paid #newspaper #technology #innovation #smart #monitors #thegulftoday @rta_dubai

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, one of the first women fighter pilots in the US Navy, was hailed as an American hero Wednesday for calmly landing a stricken passenger jet after a midair engine explosion that killed a mother-of-two.
Shults was identified as the pilot by passengers on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which was en route from New York to Dallas when its left engine suddenly blew apart, shrapnel shattering a window and partially sucking one woman out of the plane.
An audio recording revealed a calm, unflappable Shults requesting medical assistance and telling air traffic control part of the aircraft was missing as she guided the jet and the 149 people on board into an emergency landing.
"This is a true American Hero," wrote passenger Diana McBride Self on Facebook, posting a picture of Shults in the aisle of the Boeing 737-700, greeting passengers as they filed out of the plane in Philadelphia on Tuesday. #usa #happening #breakingnews #photography #newspaper #aircraft #hero #pilot #airline #newstyle #photography #tragedy #crash #enginefailure #turbine #aircraft #thegulftoday @afpphoto

A major street in Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi was on Wednesday named after the martyr, Ali Khalifa Hashel Al Mesmari.
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, was there when the curtain was unveiled to reveal the plaque with Al Mesmari’s name engraved therein.
The ceremony was also attended by Falah Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, along with several members of Al Mesmari’s family and his Armed Forces colleagues.
Sheikh Khalifa said that the soldiers of the UAE Armed Forces have displayed the highest form of bravery and heroism by offering their very lives for their nation and achieving victory, so they deserve to be always remembered and have become beacons of giving and sacrifice and symbols of pride and honour. #martyr #uae #happening #street #honour #pride #soldier #army #road #dubai #ajman #abudhabi #newspaper #breakingnews #thegulftoday @wamnews

An Indian court on Wednesday ordered 12 media companies to pay $15,000 each to a compensation fund for victims of sexual violence after they published the name of an eight-year-old girl who was gang raped and murdered.
Indian law prohibits the naming of rape victims, even after they have died, because of the stigma attached to the crime.
The New Delhi High Court ordered each firm to pay one million rupees within a week to be used for a compensation scheme for sexual assault victims.
The law provides for a jail term of two years along with a fine in case of violations.
The name of the child, who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir state and has since become the focus of national protests over rape cases in India, was used by several media outlets before a court ordered a clampdown last Friday.
Lawyers for the media firms told the court the mistake happened due to their ignorance of the law and a misconception that they could name her as she was dead, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. #india #rapevictim #jammukashmir #assault #happening #world #shsme #culture #breakingnews #photography #female #torture #women #delhi #kolkata #death #justiceforasifa #asifa #children #thegulftoday

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, has visited the new UAE Embassy headquarters in London as part of a visit to the United Kingdom.
His Highness, the Ruler of Ajman, was received by Sulaiman Hamid Salem Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to the UK, along with heads of missions and diplomats.
Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid expressed his admiration for the new embassy facilities that reflect the prestige of UAE missions abroad.
#ajman #london #happening #breakingnews #embassy #royals #newspaper #socialmedia #britain #uae #politics #power #world #emirati #thegulftoday @aj.ammar @wamnews

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, honoured today local schools and universities who won the Think Science Competition 2018, at a ceremony held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Emirates Youth Foundation, also attended the ceremony. #mohammedbinrashid #winner #thinkscience #innovation #students #royals #news #photography #pride #dubai #guinness #genius #news #mydubai #happiness #thegulftoday @hhshkmohd @dubaimediaoffice

Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi honoured the winners of the exhibition awards, namely illustrator Rasa Jansiawiskit from Lithuania who won the first prize, Yang Park from South Korea who ranked second, while the third prize was awarded to illustrator Mariana Pedraza from Mexico.
The three incentive prizes went to illustrators Claudia Melinka Elance Ituri from Bolivia, Matthias Dobell from Germany, and Reza Dalond from Iran.
The Arabic Young Adult Book Award, which targets children aged 13 to 17 years, was given to Dr. Ibrahim Shalabi for his book "Wasim Tours", while the International Children's Book Award was secured by Michelle Zilkoski.
#shj #royals #happening #breakingnews #photography #royals #winners #news #sharjahreadingfestival #children #festival #honours #pride #photography #video #news #thegulftoday @hhshkdrsultan @sharjahmedia @sharjahbookauthority

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) ocean liner has been given a new lease of life as a floating hotel in Dubai, 10 years after the Gulf Arab emirate bought it for $100 million.
State-owned Dubai World bought the QE2 from Cunard Line in 2007, but the 2008 financial crisis delayed any plans for the 40-year-old vessel, one of the world's most famous ships.
Now the QE2, permanently moored at Mina Rashid port, has been refurbished based on the original design, from its carpets to the theatre and even restaurant menus featuring dishes served in the liner's heyday.
A reception housed in a boat-shaped structure at the quay welcomed guests to Wednesday's official opening.
Large portraits of United Arab Emirates rulers hang opposite portraits of a young Queen Elizabeth II and Samuel Cunard, founder of the company that built the ship.
"There is a huge following around the world for the QE2 because of how famous she is and what she stands for," said Hamza Mustafa, chief executive of PCFC Hotels, the Dubai World subsidiary that owns the ship. #dubai #happening #queenelizabeth #port #uae #luxuryhotel #newspaper #entertainment #london #queenelizabeth2 #breakingnews #photography #travel #tourism #thegulftoday @dubaimediaoffice

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