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UAE Bans Eggs Imported From Us Farm

UAE Bans Eggs Imported From Us Farm

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The eggs have been found to be contaminated with salmonella. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has issued a health advisory withdrawing and banning the import of eggs from North Carolina's Rose Acre Farm's Hyde County in the United States. According to the advisory, these eggs have been contaminated with salmonella. Several measures have been taken by the ministry to withdraw all eggs produced by that farm, including the issuing of a circular with a serial code number list of the product to all local authorities. The ministry warned against the distribution or consumption of any eggs from the Rose Acre farm. انطلاقاً من حرصها على ضمان غذاء سليم وآمن للمستهلكين في الدولة، قامت #وزارة_التغير_المناخي_والبيئة باتخاذ جملة من الإجراءات الاحترازية على استيراد ب

Get Children To Develop Reading Habit Early, Says UAE Counsellor

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The discussion was part of 'Read and Rise' on Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's final day Parents should instil in their children good values and positive habits, like reading, at an early age to develop their personalities and to contribute to the community, said a UAE counsellor. At a discussion entitled 'Read and Rise' on Abu Dhabi International Book Fair's final day, Khalifa Al Mehrazi, a social counsellor, said that effective reading skills stem from the early inculcation of reading habits in children. "Children who witness their parents reading regularly are more likely to grow up as enthusiastic readers," said Al Mehrazi. "The process of instilling good values and positive habits in children should be complete by the time they reach the age of 15.The child's environment, ...

UAE Issues Health Warning Against Weight-Loss Pills

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Some have been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. The Department of Health issued warnings against nine weight-loss products. They contain sibutramine, an appetite suppressant used to treat obesity. The substance was banned in the UAE as well as most countries worldwide, as studies indicated its link to increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. It also issued health warnings for 378 weight loss supplements, most of which are made in China, Hong Kong, as per Al Bayan report. The Ministry of Health and Community Prevention banned "Dila Diet" pills and "Biotech Fat Attack" capsules as well as the "Phil Diet" regimen. Other banned pills made in Hong Kong and marketed online as purely herbal products are: Cani Slim, Perfect Slim, Slim Perfect Legs, 7 Day Slim, C...

Medical Centre For UAE Visa Opens At Dragon Mart

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A top official said administrative procedures and the required medical investigations are completed in under 40 minutes. A new medical examination centre for the issuance or renewal of residency visas has opened at the Dragon Mart in Dubai. The centre is equipped with electronic systems and smart technologies that will slash waiting times for customers, the Ministry of Health and Prevention said. A top official said administrative procedures and the required medical investigations are completed in under 40 minutes, while the fitness certificates are issued within 48 hours. Dr Hussein Abdel Rahman Rand, assistant undersecretary for health clinics and centres, said: "This decision represents a qualitative step for the medical fitness examination system, which is a fundamental pillar...

Alert: UAE Warns Investors Not To Deal With Financial.Org

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The regulator issued an alert, warning investors against dealing with the website Financial.org. The United Arab Emirates' securities regulator, on Wednesday warned investors not to deal with Financial.org, an unregulated company that has attracted investors from countries across Asia and the Gulf. The regulator issued an alert, warning investors against dealing with the website Financial.org and any services it offers regarding financial products, a statement from the Emirates Securities & Commodities Authority (Esca) said. Financial.org could not be immediately reached for a comment. Reuters reported in January that Financial.org is managing hundreds of thousands of dollars for Asian investors even though it is not licensed to engage in financial transactions. Source

UAE Jewellers Eye Vat Relief On Retail Sales

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Move would not only benefit jewellery retailers but also tourists and consumers. Gold and jewellery industry executives in the UAE hope that the government will extend VAT exemption to the retail segment, similar to what was given to wholesalers and investors for the benefit of end-users. "We welcome the move of VAT [value-added tax] exemption by the UAE Cabinet on the gold and diamond trade in the B2B market. One of the major tourist attractions of the UAE is the jewellery sector that generates billions of dollars in revenue every year and by exempting it from the tax, the benefit will be immense for the businesses and the overall economy," said Firoz Merchant, chairman of Pure Gold Group. "I hope that the government extends a similar exemption to the retail sector, which will no...

UAE Works With Countries To Ensure Labour Rights: Minister

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Ministry is engaged with the Philippines in developing an innovative pilot programme to strengthen government oversight into the recruitment process. The UAE continues to work closely with countries of labourers' origin to improve protection to workers who are at the risk of abuse beyond borders, a UAE minister said after launching a report that highlighted the UAE's improvement in labour welfare and domestic law. Nasser Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said the ministry is engaged with the Philippines in developing an innovative pilot programme to strengthen government oversight into the recruitment process to enhance ethical recruitment. It is also in contact with the Philippines and Sri Lanka to try new approaches to the provision of information to...

Photos: Sheikh Hamdan Visits Popular Dubai Royal In Hospital

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Get well soon messages started pouring in on Sheikh Hamdan's Instagram page. If you follow Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council on Instagram, chances are you know Uncle Saeed. He is close to the crown prince and can be seen in most of his Instagram videos. Be it an official visit, local excursion in the UAE or an international holiday, Uncle Saeed is always with Hamdan. A recent picture on Sheikh Hamdan's Insta story of him visiting Uncle Saeed in a hospital has gone viral. Uncle Saeed dressed patient overalls doesn't look his cheerful best, even as he smiles for the camera. We don't know why the Dubai royal was admitted to the hospital but hope he is home soon. More pictures appeared on Instagram...
UAE Leads World In Good, Great Jobs: Report

UAE Leads World In Good, Great Jobs: Report

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What is the difference between a good job and a great job? Find out here. Sixty-nine percent of adults in the UAE work full-time for an employer - the highest rate in the world. However, a much lower percentage, 12 per cent, have full-time jobs that engage them. These are some of the findings from global analytics and advice firm Gallup's new global job figures, released today. What are good and great jobs? According to the report, good jobs are full-time work for an employer, while great jobs are full-time work for an employer that engages the employee. The new report examines the distribution of quality jobs across the world. While the percentage of adults with good jobs averages 28 per cent, no country has more than 13 per cent of its adult population in great jobs. Great jobs...
UAE Ministry Bans Bus Drivers From School Premises

UAE Ministry Bans Bus Drivers From School Premises

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It issued a circular to school administrators on the matter. The Ministry of Education has banned bus drivers from entering guard rooms or other rooms located on school premises. A circular was issued to all schools after several field visits were conducted and bus drivers were found in the guard's room or in so-called "driver's rooms", all of which is not allowed, as per Al Bayan report. Drivers are not allowed on the premises during the school day, as "their task is to deliver students and then leave school once they've discharged their duty." "Bus drivers must adhere to standards, mechanisms and regulations for transporting students. This helps maintain the safety of all our students throughout the day." Parents had complained about the presence of drivers inside the scho...