United Arab Emirates

Heidi Klum still 'feels like she's 30', always ready to take off clothes and look great

Heidi KlumLondon, Feb 2 : Heidi Klum has revealed that she still feels like she is 30 as she loves what she does and has plenty of energy.

The 41-year-old model said that the only thing that has really changed for her since turning 40 is her eyesight, suggesting that she is planning to continue to wow the modelling world and appear on her TV shows, like 'Project Runway' and 'Germany's Next Top Model,' the Daily Express reported.

The German beauty and mother-of-four, who split from husband Seal in 2014, added that she's always has to be ready to take off her clothes and look great because if people are not fit and are not 100 per cent, then someone else is going to get the job. (ANI)

Candy Crush developer King Digital Chairman resigns from post due to 'personal reasons'

King DigitalLondon, Nov 27 : The chairman of King Digital, the firm that developed popular mobile game Candy Crush, has resigned, a report said.

Melvyn Morris said that he was stepping down from the post for "personal reasons." He will be replaced by board member Gerhard Florin, reported the BBC.

Chief Executive Officer Riccardo Zacconi said in a statement that the company would look forward to Morris joining the board in due course of time but stopped short of mentioning when that would be. He also welcomed Florin to his new position.

The firm's latest results showed that profits saw a 20% decline in the third quarter compared to last year. (ANI)

Queen Latifah's mother not fighting lung cancer

Queen LatifahNov 19 : Singer-actress Queen Latifah dismissed reports suggesting her mother is battling lung cancer.

A US tabloid recently reported that Latifah's mother, Rita Owen, was struggling with the deadly disease, reports contactmusic. com.

However, Latifah insists that although her mother did have a patch of ill health recently, reports of a fight with lung cancer were unfounded.

‘Short tempered’ Maradona apologizes after kicking Dubai football club fan

 ‘Short tempered’ Maradona apologizes after kicking Dubai football club fanDubai, Sept 24: Al Wasl football club manager Diego Maradona kicked a fan, who interrupted a pre-match photo session.

The supporter was continuously lifting Maradona's banner to catch his glimpse.

The banner, which was sent to Maradona by his daughters Delma and Giannina, read: `Babu Estoy con vos te amo -Benja,' meaning `Grandfather I love you and I am with you' and was signed by his grandson Benjamin.

ICC President Pawar pays tribute to Pataudi

 ICC President Pawar pays tribute to PataudiDubai, Sep. 23 : International Cricket Council (ICC) President Sharad Pawar has paid tribute to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, the former India captain, who died aged 70 on Thursday.

ICC unveils 2012 World Twenty20 schedule

 ICC unveils 2012 World Twenty20 scheduleDubai, Sep 22: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the match schedule and unveiled the event logo of the 2012 World Twenty20, which will be staged in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7.

Reigning champion England will start its title defence at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 21, against one of the two qualifiers for the tournament.

Stuart Broad's side will complete its opening group commitments two days later against 2007 champion India at the same venue.

Dravid retires with 118th place in ICC ODI rankings

 Dravid retires with 118th place in ICC ODI rankingsDubai, Sep 19: Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has signed off on an illustrious ODI career in 118th position in International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Player Rankings after playing his first series in two years.

Dravid had scored 128 runs in the recently-concluded five-match series against England, which earned him three places in the batting chart.

Dhoni jumps to sixth spot in ICC ODI rankings

 Dhoni jumps to sixth spot in ICC ODI rankingsDubai, Sep 19: India captain M. S. Dhoni has moved up the order in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI batsmen after producing a player of the series performance in the recently-concluded five-match series against England.

Dhoni finished the series as the leading run-getter with 236 runs at an average of little under 79.

United Arab Emirates pressing Washington to buy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

United Arab Emirates pressing Washington to buy F-35 Joint Strike FighterAccording to the official reports, the United Arab Emirates is pressing Washington about buying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. So is Israel. That's part of the United States' dilemma as it seeks to bolster the military forces of its Arab allies to counter Iran.

The Americans also want their Arab friends, particularly the Persian Gulf states that neighbor Iran, to take more responsibility for their own defense at a time when the U. S. military is tied down in Afghanistan and Iraq.

ICC receives BCCI's report on Kotla fiasco

ICC receives BCCI's report on Kotla fiascoDubai, Jan 11 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday confirmed it has received a report from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the Ferozshah Kotla pitch.

The ICC's General Manager - Cricket, David Richardson, and the ICC's chief match referee Ranjan Madugalle will now consider all the evidence, including studying video footage of the match, before reaching their decision in due course.

UAE issues anti-tobacco law

Abu Dhabi, Jan 9 : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a law restricting the use of tobacco and its marketing, WAM news agency reported.

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued the law banning the import of tobacco and its by-products unless specific standard requirements are met.

The conditions include posting of clear written warnings on the boxes containing tobacco products. The law also bans all kinds of advertisements, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.

UAE to buy for 6 Boeing airlifters

UAE to buy for 6 Boeing airliftersSt. Louis, Jan 7 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a contract for the acquisition of six Boeing C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters for its air force, the company announced here.

Under the agreement announced Wednesday. the UAE will take delivery of four C-17s in 2011 and two in 2012. Financial terms are not being disclosed. The UAE is the second Middle East nation after Qatar to order this big four-engine airlifter.

Abu Dhabi to host world energy summit

Abu Dhabi to host world energy summit Abu Dhabi, Jan 5 : Officials of developed and developing countries, including India, will meet here Jan 18 at the World Future Energy Summit 2010, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

Finland's Economic Affairs Minister Mauri Pekkarinen will be the keynote speaker at the panel session on the first day of the summit.

India's Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah will also attend.

UAE adopts litre for measuring gasoline

UAE adopts litre for measuring gasolineAbu Dhabi, Jan 5 : Fuel stations across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have adopted the litre instead of the imperial gallon as a unit of measurement from Jan 1 this year, WAM news agency reported Tuesday.

The new unit of measurement for gasoline is effective in all fuelling stations run by oil companies and corporations in the UAE.

The new provision will remain effective for a period of four months in line with the cabinet's decision, which mandates the use of international system of units.

The imperial gallon equals to approximately 4.5 litres.

UAE vice-president opens world's tallest building

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, Jan 4 : United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice-President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the world's tallest building Burj Dubai here Monday, WAM news agency reported.

Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the commemorative plaque at the site announcing the official opening of the world's tallest building.

The gleaming glass and steel tower of more than 160 floors extends more than 800 metres into the sky, making it some 300 metres taller than Taipei 101, currently listed as the world's tallest inhabited structure.

Clinton greets UAE on opening of Burj Dubai

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumDubai, Jan 4 : US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday sent a special message of felicitation to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the occasion of unveiling of Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, WAM news agency reported.

"Your efforts to create international cooperation in our global economy are an important endeavor. I applaud your commitment to sustainable development," Clinton said.

Dubai set to open world's tallest building at gala

Dubai set to open world's tallest building at galaDubai, Jan 4 : Security was tight in the Gulf city-state of Dubai Monday, as officials prepared for the opening of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest skyscraper.

The gleaming glass and steel tower of more than 160 floors extends more than 800 metres into the sky, making it some 300 metres taller than Taipei 101, currently listed as the world's tallest inhabited structure.

Designed by British architect Adrian Smith, the complex includes 1,000 residences, 160 luxury hotel rooms, and 37 office floors with corporate suites.

UAE continues to woo companies despite recession

UAE continues to woo companies despite recessionUncertain conditions of the financial market due to global financial crisis failed to discourage companies worldwide to find place in UAE during 2009 with registration of foreign firms in UAE witnessed rise during the outgoing year.

Mariam Shamlan Issa, Head of the Foreign Companies Registration Section at the Ministry of Economy (MoE) confirmed that UAE continued to maintain its reputation as a business hub as indicated by large number of companies get listed in the country.

Another Airline for U.A.E. skies

Another Airline for U.A.E. skiesGulf's skies are set to be busier as a new Abu Dhabi-based low-cost airline has been planned which would be the third budget airline of Emirates. The move is aimed to tap the huge potential of the low cost segment of the market in tandem with the growth of Gulf's premium airlines.

David J Bentley, Joint Managing Director of Big Pond Aviation added, "The Middle East is still playing 'catch up' with the rest of the world as far as LCCs (Low Cost Carriers) go."

Dubai issues new rules on property rentals

Sheikh-Mohammed-bin-Rashid-Al-MaktoumDubai, Dec 31 : Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Thursday issued a decree specifying the limits on increase in property rent values for the year 2010, WAM news agency reported.

The decree aims at ensuring stability of Dubai's property market and preventing any rental increases that are not based on clearly defined legal references and standards.

For properties rented in 2009 and before, the maximum increase in rent value shall be set as per the previous relevant similar decree for 2009.




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