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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Abu Dhabi Marine Festival 2008 - Decmber 1 to 5






Photo Speaks - Mumbai Terror attack

Photo Speaks - Mumbai Terror attack























Photos collected from various sources

37th UAE National Day - 2nd December 2008 - Celebration at Abu Dhabi







Big fireworks show for National Day

Big fireworks show for National Day
WAM Published: November 29, 2008


Abu Dhabi/Dubai: The world's largest and record breaking fireworks display will light up the Abu Dhabi sky on December 2.

The fireworks display is part of a line-up of events organised by the Emirates Palace to celebrate the 37th National Day of UAE.

The fireworks will begin at 20.30 hrs lasting for 45 minutes, and will be visible along the Abu Dhabi Corniche and across the Emirates Palace Marina, said a statement from the Emirates Palace.

The hotel also announced a breathtaking colourful line up of entertaining cultural, musical and artistic events in celebration of the UAE's 37th National Day.

On the eve of National Day, December 1, a unique laser show will light up the night sky commencing at 18:00hrs. The show will run every evening until December 3.


Recognising the achievements of the founding father of the nation late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, The Emirates Palace's Dome will be hosting an exclusive public showing of an original painting of Shaikh Zayed by Roland Van Merbeck. The work will be on display until December 4.

Time to Shine Abu Dhabi Vision to Reality painting and photography exhibition will be staged from today through December 4.

Taking the essence of the glorious day, the Emirates Palace will be displaying UAE's biggest Greeting Card, a 7.5-metre-high Card in the Dome.

Abu Dhabi Arts Culture and Heritage (ADACH) will be organising a series of national concerts in the West Park over the period December 2-4, featuring celebrated artists such as Mohammad Abdo, Elissa, Hussain Al Jasmy and Ahlam together with some of the most popular Arabic singers.

The Emirates Investments Group is sponsoring an event at the University of Sharjah's Community College today in accordance with His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah.

The event will include a display by a military marching band, a poetry recital, screening of films on UAE history, traditional dances, horse riding, and a falcon show and the venue will offer traditional shops selling souvenirs, a henna corner and traditional coffee.

The Abu Dhabi Transportation Department will provide a complimentary shuttle bus service to take music fans at the national day free-to-attend concerts being staged in at the Emirates Palace Garden.

Free-to-attend concerts will also be staged in Al Ain, in the desert setting of Bida Bint Saoud with seating for 2,500, and at the Cultural Centre in Bida Zayed in Al Gharbia which can accommodate 1,500.

Dubai Festival City will host a Heritage Zone and feature kiosks displaying various arts and crafts. Three local bands will perform traditional music for visitors.

Nakheel scales back projects, announces job cuts

Nakheel scales back projects, announces job cuts
By Saifur Rahman, Business Editor GULF NEWS Published: November 30, 2008


Dubai: Dubai’s real estate master developer, Nakheel, on Sunday said it has made 500 people (15 per cent of its global workforce) redundant while scaling back projects, as the market slump bites into Dubai's fast-growing real estate market.

"Dubai’s master developer, Nakheel, announced on Sunday 30 November 2008 that it was scaling back work on some of its projects and that it has adjusted it staffing requirements accordingly to accommodate the current easing market conditions," a Nakheel statement said.

Nakheel spokesperson described the decision as a responsible action in light of the current global market conditions.

“We have the responsibility to adjust our short term business plans to accommodate the current global environment. The redundancies are indeed regrettable, but a necessity dictated by operational requirements which are in turn dependent on demand,” added the spokesperson.

This is the second biggest confirmed job cut in the UAE so far, and comes after two developers, Damac and Omniyat confirmed a total of 269 - 200 by Damac and 69 by Omniyat.

All the affected employees were provided a redundancy package, which includes outplacement support services to assist in this time of transition.

All other major developers have earlier said they are revising headcount downwards, as business activities in Dubai's real estate has come close to a near halt.

Analysts say this is the beginning of a massive job cut across the real estate market.

"This is not the end, but the beginning and we do not know when it will end," said property analyst Sudhir Kumar, managing director of Realtors' International.

"In a situation like this, when lack of funds cut short economic activities, companies have to tighten their belts.

"We anticipate others will follow suit in announcing more job cuts."

World’s Largest Fireworks Display in Abu Dhabi on National Day

World’s Largest Fireworks Display in Abu Dhabi on National Day
(Wam) 30 November 2008

ABU DHABI — On December 2, the world’s largest and record breaking fireworks display will light up Abu Dhabi’s night sky, thanks to a line up of events organised by the Emirates Palace to celebrate the 37th National Day of the UAE.

The fireworks will begin at 8.30pm lasting for 45 minutes, and will be visible along the Abu Dhabi corniche and across the Emirates Palace Marina, said a statement from the Emirates Palace. The hotel also announced a line up of entertaining cultural, musical and artistic events in celebration of the National Day. On the eve of National Day on Dec. 1, a unique laser show will light up the night sky commencing at 6.00pm. The show will run every evening until Dec. 3.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Offer prayers and words of support to the heroes of Mumbai terror attack

Dear all,


This is an opportunity for national integration to fight against terrorism. Let us stay united, forget about the parties and politician.

Stay alert, react to acts and threats to the growth of our nation.Heart felt condolences to all the family members of the dead police and military personnel and also of those civilians who died in this.

Jai Hind.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Friday morning specials





Big Bus at Abu Dhabi


Healthy Bangaloreans might go extinct by 2020

Healthy Bangaloreans might go extinct by 2020


K Shiva KumarFirst Published : 26 Nov 2008 for ExpressBuzz

MYSORE: Bangalore will not have any healthy people left in 15 years if the government fails to arrest soaring pollution levels in both urban and rural levels. This grim warning came from Vision Group 2020, a panel comprising of eminent personalities from the state, constituted for making Karnataka a developed state.


In a meeting held in Mysore to devise a New Industrial Policy for the state, representatives from the Vision Group observed that the pollution levels and congestions posed a threat to people even in residential areas which house more than 8,000 small scale industries (SSIs).

Criticising successive governments for failing to shift the SSIs out of the city in a phased manner, the group said that the situation would further worsen as there are already 1.5 lakh SSIs in Bangalore alone.The majority of SSIs located at Ramaiah Industrial area, Jaibharathi, Maruthi, Kamakshi Palya, Peenya industrial area, Hosur Road, K R Puram, Yelahanka and Mysore road are into plating, chemical toning and hard-crome plating. Efforts to shift these hazardous industries have repeatedly failed. The group said that the Industries and Commerce department, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board and Karnataka State Small Industries Devlopment Corporation should take the blame for this mess as they were supposed to acquire land for shifting the red-category SSIs working in residential areas.

Air pollution levels have also hit alarming levels. Pollution levels are said to be at a record high at Mysore Road. According to pollution board authorities, the Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) is 305 microgram against a minimum of 140.

Speaking at the meet, former president of Peenya Industrial Association (PIA) A Padmanabha said that many of the industrial areas have no common effluent treatment plants, green belt or buffer zones. He asked the government identify suitable land and shift SSIs out of residential area in phased manner providing suitable land at subsidised rates.

The Vision Group, taking note of alarming situation, said that its immediate aim is to create buffer zones to demark both residential and industrial areas and acquire land to bring down pollution and vehicular traffic pressure inside the city.

37th UAE National Day programmes

e-TQM College - Admission and registration notification

Traffic & Safety updates by National Transport Authority

Photo Speaks - Getting ready for the holidays

Photo Speaks - Getting ready for the holidays





Food Festival at Abu Dhabi Mina Market

Food Festival at Abu Dhabi Mina Market










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Photo Speaks - Getting ready for the 37th UAE National Day

Photo Speaks - Getting ready for the 37th UAE National Day





Tuesday, 25 November 2008

List your blogs at Indian Bloggers Nest

Dear Blogger,

List your blogs at Indian Bloggers Nest. It is a great pleasure in inviting all my fellow bloggers of Indian origin to submit their blog links at Indian Bloggers Nest.

http://www.indianbloggersnest.blogspot.com/

Indian Bloggers Nest, is created as a virtual place to list blogs created by Indians based in India and abroad. Once you submit your blog URL here, your blog will be categorised and listed to give it maximum visits to successfully meet the objective you created it.

To get your blog listed here, please send your blog URL to team1dubai@gmail.com and also a short profile with the following details:

URL of your blog:
Your Name:
Location:
Category/topics :
Blogger since:
E-mail:
Contact Address:
Contact Phone:

This is also an initiative to form an online gathering of creative minds. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to update the above information while and before we upload your blog URL to the Indian Bloggers Nest listing. Also, at no time blogs with un-ethical or adult content will be listed.

Thank you and hope to see you soon. Feel free to list or link my blogs to your site, if you find them interesting.

Regards,

Ramesh Menon
E-mail: team1dubai@gmail.com

HSE - Speed Kills







Sharjah - Etisalat Water Festival


Dubai RTA contacts




New Perspectives on UAE History


Interact with Dubai Municipality Officials


HSE - Use of Seat Belts for children sitting at rear




37th UAE National Day festivities


No loan facilities if you work in property firms


Monday, 24 November 2008

One-day Workshop in Painting

One-day Workshop in Painting

Yuvakalasahithy is organizing a free One-day Workshop in Painting for students of all ages. Since this is a highly creative workshop, it will only be open to students with a basic knowledge of art and who have an aptitude for painting and drawing. The workshop will include live demonstration and in-depth training by renowned artist Mr. Pramod Kumar.

Entry forms have to be taken and confirmation of participation have to be made at least two days before the event by contacting Mr. Sunilraj on 050-4978 520.

We look forward to your active participation and total support for this creative event.


Place: Emirates National School, Sharjah
Date: 2nd December 2008
Time: 9 am onwards

Look what happens if you visit Bengaluru

Watching the final moments of yesterday's match was really intersting to see the way M S Dhoni riding on his success once again. It was not just the stroke of success but also planning and execution. The way the England batters were hitting, it was smooth run up towards their first outing. But, our bowlers continuously changed the line and length and brought in variations mixed with off and wide balls to tempt them to strokes, edges and catches. In the scheme of things, the better captaincy prevailed. Once again, this bring forward my favorite topic - do you foresee a comeback for our boy Sreesanthan to the new look team (in style too - look at Ishant!). I doubt very much so, unless and otherwise, all the gods together do some miracles for the prayers and offerings he and his family are doing. It also bring me the question of the disciplined approach which Dhoni is propagating on the field and outside - and whether will he (Sreesanth) ever fit in to the scope of this new execution plan and team.

Interestingly, I was looking at a new section Malayala Manorama has started yesterday - Manorama Newsmaker 2008 - and projecting Sreesanth as one of the contestant amongst sports personalities from Kerala. What has he done after the IPL series last year to be in the news. Of course in a negative way - lot. But, why not give others who really contributed for Kerala Sports and deny them a chance? Even from Cricket, there were more than one good players and performances during the year 2008 which made all Keralaites proud. I couldn't resist writing to them and eagerly waiting for the after effects of it. Let us see if they continue with him or add one more celebrity - Sabareenath to this list. Of course, he too deserve to get a chance. And if more space, Chandramathi too - for all the support and efficiency to escape for such a long time.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

No News - Obama plans to create 2.5 million jobs


Interactive session with Educationist from Amritha Viswavidyapeetom at KSC Abu Dhabi

Interactive session with Educationist from Amritha Viswavidyapeetom at KSC Abu Dhabi

Prof. C. Parameshwaran - DEAN, AMRITHA VISWAVIDYAPEETOM, will be interacting with students and parents seeking higher education for professional courses - MBBS, ENGG.,MBA, MCA, MCOM ETC.. at their colleges in KOCHI, KOLLAM, BANGALORE, COIMBATORE.

Venue: KSC
DATE: TODAY - 23 NOV.'08
Time :8-10 PM

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Sruthilaya Life Time Achievement Award for Sri M G Radhakrishnan

Sruthilaya Life Time Achievement Award for Sri M G Radhakrishnan
Friday, 21st November 2008 at Al Nasr Leisureland Dubai.


Sri M G Radhakrishnan receiving SRUTHILAYA LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at Al Nasr Leisureland Dubai on Friday, 21st November 2008.


Sri M G Radhakrishnan and Smt Omanakutty Teacher on stage


Smt Omanakutty Teacher on stage expressing Sri M G Radhakrishnan's contribution to the Music world


Sri Venugopal on stage expressing Sri M G Radhakrishnan's contribution to the Music world


M G Radhakrishnan speaking after receiving the Sruthilaya Life Time Achievement Award.


Sri Vijayakumar being felicitated


Sri M G Radhakrishnan and Smt Omanakutty Teacher on stage


G Venugopal being felicitated


Ravishankar being felicitated


Vrinda Menon being felicitated


Anand being felicitated


Roopa


Ranga pooja by Prem & team


Ranga pooja by Prem & team


Anand Narayanan


Ravishankar


Roopa


Vrinda Menon


Ravi Shankar and Vrinda Menon


Al Nasr Leisureland Dubai

Short video of this programme will be updated at www.q4music.blogspot.com

Ramesh Menon
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