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Confidence about US economic growth repelled investors from gold

Confidence about US economic growth repelled investors from gold

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Higher interest rates make gold less attractive to investors as a safe haven. Confidence that the US economy is still relatively strong kept investors away from gold as a safe haven during this week's wild stock market ride. Gold failed to attract investors fleeing from the biggest selloff in six years in global equities as US Treasury yields rose to four-year highs. Bullion was headed for a 1 percent weekly decline, having fallen to a one-month low of $1,306.81 on Thursday. Meanwhile in Dubai, gold prices are Dh159 for 24-karat - rising from 158.75 on Thursday - and 22-karat can be bought for Dh149.50 - an increase of 0.25 from Thursday. Signals from the US Federal Reserve, unexpectedly low US unemployment figures and other data showing the country's economy was robust drove ...
Nine injured in 28-vehicle accident in UAE

Nine injured in 28-vehicle accident in UAE

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Incident takes place two days after a 44-vehicle pile-up in Abu Dhabi. At least nine people were injured when 28 cars were involved in an accident on Emirates Road early on Thursday morning. The accident took place due to reduced visibility in dense fog that enveloped most parts of the country. The accident also resulted in congestion on the road in the direction towards Abu Dhabi. Only two days ago, 44 vehicles were involved in a major pile-up in Abu Dhabi, that resulted in 22 injuries. The fog also interrupted the smooth flow of traffic in various parts of the emirate, with 564 accidents reported. The control room of the Dubai Police also received 3,564 calls between 6am and 12pm. Colonel Turki Abdul Rahman bin Fares, director of command and control room, urged all driver...
Man accused of killing wife in RAK to serve five instead of 15 years

Man accused of killing wife in RAK to serve five instead of 15 years

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His lawyer said that he was neither planning nor meaning to kill his wife. The Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court has reduced a 15-year jail term passed against an Emirati involved in killing his wife to only five years. The case dates back to May 30 last year, when the defendant, identified only as R.M., shot four bullets at his wife over family disputes. The defence lawyer told the court that the lower court ignored the fact that the victim was extremely enraged at his client during a heated argument over family issues. "This extreme rage is an excuse for reducing the jail term as per Article 96 of the punitive law because my client was neither planning nor meaning to kill his wife," he said, requesting mercy for the defendant. The accused, in his forties, was referred to the Ras...
Pending work no reason to reject resignation in UAE

Pending work no reason to reject resignation in UAE

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'The employer was reluctant and told me to finish the work. Further, the employer has not approved my sick leave' Intimidated by my manager, I submitted by resignation on December 3, 2017 by giving one-month notice period. He screamed at me and threw a water bottle, which almost hit my colleague. However, my employer has rejected my resignation and informed me that it will not be accepted unless I complete all pending jobs. I replied to them that I will finish the work as much as possible till the last day of my notice period. The employer was reluctant and told me to finish the work. Further, the employer has not approved my sick leave despite submitting a medical certificate. Are my employers allowed to do this? Pursuant to your queries, an employer or an employee may terminate their...
A bank that spreads happiness

A bank that spreads happiness

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The concept of the Happiness Bank was pioneered by Amna Al Bedwawi, e-content editor at the e-Government Development Department. The UAE is known to turnaround every innovation into reality and make the country the 'happiest place' to live. The Happiness Bank at the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) is one such innovation that has emerged out of a simple idea of spreading happiness and gratitude among the employees of the authority. The concept of the Happiness Bank was pioneered by Amna Al Bedwawi, e-content editor at the e-Government Development Department, who has made it her mission to spread happiness among the employees. Currently, the Happiness Bank is installed in the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) premises and it has received an overwhelming response among the employee...
Dubai announces fees for ambulance services

Dubai announces fees for ambulance services

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A transfer to the nearest hospital will cost Dh800. Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) is imposing a self-funding programme to cover basic operational costs starting from Dh600 and going up to Dh1,200 for emergencies, after a law on the same was approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. An amount of Dh6,770 will be the stipulated compensation for traffic incidents resulting in bodily injury or death. As per the details of the decree, the basic fee is Dh600 for treatment at the site of the injury without transferring the person. With a transfer to the nearest hospital it will cost Dh800. First and second level ambulatory services will cost between Dh1,000 to Dh1,200. The ambulato...
Sustainability is our top priority: Sheikh Mohammed

Sustainability is our top priority: Sheikh Mohammed

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His comments came during his visit to The Sustainable City - the first net zero energy city in Dubai. The development journey of the UAE aims to place the country at the highest levels of global competitiveness, to provide the best in class quality of life to people and achieve their happiness, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His comments came during his visit to The Sustainable City - the first net zero energy city in Dubai. He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. "Our vision is clear in terms of establishing sustainability's pillars as a key component of our development journey, which is part of the national agenda. We are committed to su...
Ajman Police refute alleged attack against person of determination

Ajman Police refute alleged attack against person of determination

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The individual claimed that the police mistreated him in a video posted on social media. Ajman Police denied allegations made by a GCC national by a person of determination who posted a video alleging that he was attacked and mistreated by the Anti-Narcotics Department of Ajman Police. Lieutenant Colonel Seif Khalifa Al Muhairi, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, denied the veracity of delusional claims by H.A., stating on various social media accounts that he had been mistreated by Ajman Police officials. "This allegation has no truth nor accuracy to its name. We received a complaint that a man was seen roaming amongst paint and construction materials shops in Al Hamidiyah area in Ajman. "A team from the Anti-Narcotics department rushed to the location where the man was ...
Why worry if there’s nothing to hide on your smartphone?

Why worry if there’s nothing to hide on your smartphone?

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Checking your partner's gadget without consent is illegal We know that respecting privacy is vital for healthy relationships. But in the digital age, the line between online and offline privacy often gets blurred and causes suspicion between partners. In some cases, it could even lead to a breakdown of the relationship. Despite an overwhelming majority of UAE residents saying that their relationships are more important to them than their privacy, unhappy partners can fuel privacy fears, and overstepping boundaries can often lead to arguments, according to a recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and Toluna. The result of the recent poll confirmed that almost four out of 10, or 36 per cent of Internet users surveyed in the country, admitted to spying on their partner's digital dev...
Student commits suicide at university campus in Dubai

Student commits suicide at university campus in Dubai

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Officials found the student lying in a pool of blood and pronounced him dead. A 21-year-old Indian student has committed suicide at a university campus in Dubai, according to the Dubai Police. The operations room of the Dubai Police having alerted of the incident arrived on the site at 10.30am. Officials found the student lying in a pool of blood and pronounced him dead. He had jumped from the fifth floor of a building. According to a close friend of the student, he had come to the university with his father to pay his fees and told his father that he wanted to use the washroom. It was after this that he jumped to death. The friend said the victim was absolutely normal when they spoke the night before the incident and that he did not notice any signs of depression. He said that t...