Dr Aamir again…!

•October 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

SURPRISE or unfortunate not a single university from the Muslim world included in top-100 even in top-300 universities rank acknowledged for their higher standard of education. Not a single scientist from the over one billion of Muslim population recognized by the world but there are enough groups who have been working round the year to choose ‘most influential’ Muslim personalities.random read
This year, third time in a row, Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain was nominated in the list issued by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and found a good place in the local media.
This time it was Express newspaper who published the story as he is holding a higher post in the group. Earlier, this news was seen only in Jang group’s newspapers where he was enjoying a unique status.
Besides all his efforts to retain his position in limelight of media, Dr Aamir once was ‘talk’ of town when a ‘behind the scene’ video was became viral in which he was seen ridiculing his guests and even using abusive language.
The body who incorporated Dr Aamir in the list has their own views and NO one is arguing but there are segments of the society who were not happy with his stunt in Ramadan transmission in which he was hosting a quiz show.

Free Movie For Workers

•October 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Free Bollywood movie brings smiles to Dubai labourers’ faces
Labourers enjoying the movieBy Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Oct 05, 2015

DUBAI: Over 500 workers from different companies, in a surprise gesture, were invited to attend the premiere of the latest Bollywood movie along with the star cast.
This weekend Star Cinema was the site for entertainment and kindness as “Plan b” decided to bring over 500 labourers from different work camps across Dubai to watch the movie “Singh is Bling”.
The workers were surprised to be part of the premiere alongside one of the stars of the movie, Amy Jackson.
The screening of the latest movie by the ‘Plan b’ was part of its first charity initiative “b with the heart”. The initiative aims to increase the group’s support to the local community and expand its communication platform to serve humanity. For the occasion, “Plan b” flew over Amy Jackson, the co-star of the movie, to add that extra ‘Bling’ to the aura during the show at the cinema.
Harmeek Singh, the founder and owner of the group, led by a philanthropic mission to encourage his environment and help others.
“With our new focus on charity we want to find ways to give back to the community in a manner that will have a positive effect on social change in the UAE. With this particular initiative, we wanted to thank the hardworking UAE labour force for their commitment,” he said.
He also pointed that according to their study, about 80 of 100 labourers in this region haven not been to the movie in Dubai and over 30 have never been to cinemas at all. “Our group has decided to bring a bit of ‘bling’ in the life of these people and showcase the recent Bollywood movie. All labourers who were brought under the initiative were given token gifts to bring smiles on their faces,” he said.
Labourers were all smiles as they embarked on spending a day at the cinemas. The entire day was dedicated to the hardworking labourers who were provided with snacks to munch on during the movie.
“We are very thankful to be here, I have never been to the movies in my life. I was so excited throughout the week because I couldn’t wait to see the movie. I am very happy and I will never forget this act of kindness,” said a participating labourer who attended the event.

GITEX Shopper Autumn 2015 – Day 1

•October 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Smartphones a big hit at latest Gitex Shopper

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Oct 05, 2015

DUBAI: Smartphones are one of the major attractions at the week-long Gitex shopper bonanza that commenced at the Dubai World Trade Centre. All leading retailers are enticing visitors with bundles of offers. Furthermore, discounts and new entries in different sectors like high definition televisions, latest laptops, high quality cameras, watches and electronic households dominated on the opening day of the event.
The 25th edition of Gitex Shopper 2015 opened on Saturday with retailers and shoppers, who spoke to The Gulf Today, expressing confidence in huge sales and surge in business. Customers are excited about the latest gizmos and the chances to win prizes.
Neelesh Bhatnagar, chief executive officer, Emax Electronics, told The Gulf Today that the smartphone category is one of the top ones at the event. Bhatnagar added that offers ranging from price discounts and points rewarded to ‘Shukran’ members will lure attention.
“The Middle East region is one of the fastest growing IT and retail markets in the world. Supporting this fact, Gitex Shopper has become a key pillar of the sector and is known to be one of the smartest and largest technology platforms in the region. At this year’s 25th edition once again, we are all set to reward our customers with unique offers, promotions and prizes,” he said.
Regarding the promotions exclusively at the Gitex Shoppers, he pointed that they are for the first time, showcasing its online platform via http://www.landmarkshops.com to offer increased convenience for Emax shoppers, in addition to a huge number of trained staff and special experts from each brand on ground. “We want our customers to take advantage and book their orders online and get the delivery at their homes event during the week-long Gitex event,” he said.
Besides the leading electronic retailers like Emax Electronics which is participating for the ninth year in a row, all other major retailers including Jumbo, Sharaf DG, Plug Ins and others in the shopping event have been offering almost all electronic home appliances with promotions.
The experts in the market pointed that the sale of laptop computers have been bounce back and all the leading retailers brought a wide range of latest computers. The range of high definition television is becoming third major category after smartphones and laptop computers, the retailers pointed.
Shoppers from students to families have appreciated the organizers to continually organizing the event to provide not the wide range of home appliances but the platform of Gitex Shopper also bringing all the newly launched gadgets to sooth the technology savvy audience.
The ongoing event has been offering some of the latest in the smartphone category like Huawei Mate S, Lenovo Fab, Sony Z5 as well as many others while leading electronic firms are also displaying latest smart watches like Gear S2 by Samsung and from other leading brands around the world.

After Hitler, Who Is Next?

•October 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

LAST week, as part of a movie set, the filmmaking crew has unfurled a huge Nazi flag on a building in Nice, France and got massive anger from the residents and from tourists as well. The confusion WAS created after the unfurling of a gigantic Nazi flag on Palais de la Prefecture in Nice as neither the city administration nor the crew issued warning about the building being using a set for a WWII film.random read
The situation in which many resented the local authorities while many had a good opportunity to take selfies showed one thing very clearly that the hate against Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party who ruled the Germany is still alive among the people especially in the West.
The crime related to Hitler including the ‘genocide’ of Jews is one of many as people since his death in 1945 not naming their children before him neither in Germany nor in any part of the Europe.
There were many rulers from dictators to kings to democratic-elected in the past six decades around the world killed more than Hitler did according to the history books (but more from the Hollywood movies) but there names are still exist. Parents in the East as well as in the West have been naming their children and we heard and read daily in our conversation or through different modes of media.
I have been wondering whose name after Hitler will be vanished in the next couple of years along with sweeping so much hate as rulers still in present times causing suffering for millions.

RTEX Robot Technology Exhibition 2015

•October 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Robot technology exhibition debuts
Opening ExhibitionBy Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Sept 30, 2015

DUBAI: Students and trade visitors with an interest in robotic technology thronged the Meydan Hotel Dubai on Tuesday to witness The RTEX ‘Robot Technology Exhibition. A robot competition, workshops and seminars were the main attraction at the exhibition.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Engr Essa Al Maidoor, Deputy Director General of Dubai Municipality and President of the Society of Engineers – UAE.
The RTEX Exhibition is the first event in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) exhibiting the latest innovations in Robotics and Automation. With over 30 exhibitors including Dubai Customs, Lockheed Martin, Electrolux, Society of Engineers – UAE and many more, RTEX is design to provide a platform for companies to exhibit their products and present the latest RT advancements.
Alongside the RTEX Exhibition, the Managing Smart Cities 2015 – Robotic Technology & ICT Conference organised by the Society of Engineers – UAE also opened at the event with over 200 delegates from various sectors including governments, ministries, engineering and architectural offices, consultants, contractors, universities, and other individuals who want to learn more about the importance of project management in smart and sustainable cities, innovative robot services and the role of robotics in sustainable development.
“RTEX Exhibition and the Managing Smart Cities Conference are important tools to provide education and awareness about the significance of robotics and automation in the UAE especially that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a strategy to transform Dubai into a ‘Smart City’ in March last year.
The Smart City strategic plan is based on the ideas of Communication, Integration and Cooperation. Smart City investment strategies are integral to the growth of engineering, telecommunication, media and technology companies and living standards for citizens across Mena.
This year, Dubai was crowned the Mena Smart City of the Year. It is an indication that the UAE is one of the pioneers of advanced, cutting-edge technologies in the Mena Region and Dubai government’s latest initiatives will make its Smart City project one of the best in the world, Al Maidoor added.

Rashid Centre

•September 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Support continues for services of Rashid Centre for the Disabled

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Sept 28, 2015

DUBAI: A delegation from Noor Takaful has vowed to continue its strategic support for the Rashid Centre for the Disabled and provide quality services to over 300 children with disabilities in its centre equipped with modern facilities.
A delegation comprising Amjad Naser, Head of Shari’a, Noor Bank, Laila Othman Yousuf, Senior HR Manager, Noor Takaful, Saeed Saleh, Manager of HR Services, Human Resources, Noor Bank, received by Maryam Othman, Director General of the Centre.
The delegation toured the classrooms and facilities and lauded the services of the management of the Rashid Centre for providing quality services from rehabilitation to education.
“The tour of the Rashid Centre has proved that the management has been striving to provide all possible assistance to the people with disabilities. The Centre has been doing an excellent job to extend services, programmes and rehabilitation that benefit over 300 students,” the delegation pointed.
Maryam Othman, Director General of the Centre, welcomed the delegation and lauded the partnership of Noor Takaful and its emphasis on concerted efforts to provide necessary support for the training and rehabilitation of people with special needs.
Amjad Naser said that supporting charitable and humanitarian initiatives were the core priorities of Noor Takaful strategy.
“We look forward during our visit to make a positive impact on the level of support to the vision and mission of the Rashid Centre for the Disabled, which continues to lead the journey of excellence and leadership in enabling people with special needs face the challenge of disability and make valuable contributions at all levels,” he said.

DOM: Rising Little Stars

•September 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Rising Little Stars shine with grace at Dubai Outlet Mall

DOM-1By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Sept 29, 2015

DUBAI: As part of the grand musical and dance event, a group of five talented young kids won the Rising Little Stars competition by enthralling the audiences as well as mesmerising the judges with their performances.
The long hours of practice and grooming resulted in a spectacular competition where 27 of the outstanding dancers showcased their talent in dancing at the Rising Little Stars 2015 grand finale, which was held recently in Dubai Outlet Mall.
Dressed with aplomb, the dancers aged between 4 and 16 years competed hard to lift the coveted trophy last weekend, while the best and biggest names in the industry judged the dancers in different categories.
In the age category from 4 to 10 years, the runner-up was Haswatha Sathish, 6, and Lineshya Das, 8, was the winner.
Likewise, in the age category 11 – 16 years, Suhaani Verna, 11, was the runner-up and Priyanshu Dey, 12, was the winner.
The best overall performer award was given to 10-year-old Darsh Ramesh.
The Rising Little Stars competition was hosted by Al Ahli Holding Group’s Dubai Outlet Mall and witnessed hundreds of young and talented kids auditioning in the competition over four long days.
The 27 shortlisted participants were then put through rigorous training and grooming where they were taught the basics of choreography, solo dance and stage performance, so that these participants could put their best foot forward in the grand finale.
The winners and runner-ups of the competition walked away with a total grand mega prize worth Dhs8000 as shopping vouchers and gifts, to shop their heart out at the Dubai Outlet Mall.
The Rising Little Star competitors were from different countries like India, Philippines, Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Britain, Sri Lanka, etc.
Top industry experts, who judged the event, were from different dancing schools. Professional performers included Diaa Al Hayek, Simonne Cooper and Jacky Rehman.
However, all the 27 contestants were awarded the participation certificates.


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