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Arrival Of 55,000 Flu Shots - But Only For Kuwaitis

Gulf News (English)

The ministry is working to vaccinate the largest number of the country’s population to reduce pressure on the healthcare system as there can be an overlap between flu symptoms and COVID-19. Image Credit: Agency. A source told Al Qabas that the current batch of vaccines are limited to Kuwaitis,....

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Dubai’s CBD Reports 21% Drop In Third Quarter Profit As Impairment Allowances Climb

The National

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) reported a 21 per cent drop in third-quarter profit as impairment allowances rose and net interest income fell amid the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown. Net profit for the three months to the end of September declined to Dh285.3 million ($77.

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JLT Help Centre For Indian Expats To Be Relocated To...

Khaleejtimes

The Pravasi Bhartiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), a help centre for the Indian expat community, will be relocated from Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) to the premises of the Consulate-General of India (CGI) in Bur Dubai, the mission has announced. Previously known as the Indian Workers Resource Centre, PBSK....

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DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Dubai Culture And Arts Authority Revealed The Winners Of The Short Film Industry Competition That Was Launched In July Under The Title ''Dubai Creativity For Short Film Industry'' To Support Promising Young Talents As Well As Motivate Them To Create Short Movies And Employ Visual And Audio Media In Storytelling And Self-expression. A Jury Comprising The Most Prominent Experts In This Creative Field, Including Dr Habib Ghuloom, Engineer Walid Al-Jallaf, Artist Muhammad Al-Salti, Artist Samira Ahmed, Artist Ahmed Al-Shamsi,...

DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Dubai Culture and Arts Authority revealed the winners of the short film industry competition that was launched in July under the title ''Dubai Creativity for Short Film Industry'' to support promising young talents as well as motivate them to create short movies....

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Watch: How To Use E-scooters To And From Dubai Metro

Gulf News (English)

E-scooters or electronic scooters, which are stand-up scooters powered by a small electric motor, are popular in major cities around the world. They are conveniently used in the beginning or end of an individual’s public transport journey. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority says the pilot phase....

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How Cloud Platforms Are Helping To Fight Covid-19

Gulf News (English)

Dubai: The world has been severely affected by the pandemic triggered by COVID-19. All walks of life have been forced to overhaul their lifestyle and work habits, including nearly every industry within the Middle East. Such transitions could not have been possible without the proliferation of....

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ADCB Chief Hails 'robust' Performance Despite Difficult Economic Climate

The National

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, the UAE’s third-largest bank, delivered a "robust" performance in difficult economic circumstances during the third quarter, chief executive Ala'a Eraiqat said, as the lender reported a 3 per cent slide in net profit. Profit attributable to the bank's owner stood at Dh1.

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Podcasts And Content Creation At Sharjah International Book 2020

Sharjah, October 28, WAM / Sharjah International Book Fair, which will be held in its 39th edition from 4 to 14 November next at the Expo Center Sharjah under the slogan "The World Reads from Sharjah", will witness a number of virtual workshops specialized in skills and arts presenting informative and creative content within

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Jebel Ali Customs Centre Completes 1.828m Transactions In 8 Months In 2020

DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Jebel Ali Customs Center, part of Dubai Customs’ Sea Customs Management, completed 1.828m transactions between January and August 2020 as part of the leading customs organisation’s efforts in facilitating global trade and protecting the society from the hazards of illegitimate goods.

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Rashid Al Nuaimi Wishes Good Health To FIFA President

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAE Football Association, has wished good health to Gianni Infantino, President of the International Football Association, FIFA, who tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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UAE Parents Get Creative To Ensure Halloween Is Covid-19 Safe

The National

“We’re having trick or treat through our own house,” wrote one member of the Abu Dhabi Q&A Facebook group in a discussion on the topic. “The children will knock on each bedroom door to be greeted by a character who’ll give them a game to play to earn their treat.” But some communities are customising trick or treating to make it Covid-19-safe.

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Covid-19: Dog Stranded In UAE Flies Home For Owner’s...

Khaleejtimes

Man’s best friend finds its way home, eventually. Smurf, a seven-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, travelled 4,000km from Dubai into the arms of its owner in India. The pet dog was left behind at the height of the Covid-19 triggered restrictions after his owner had to travel back home in a repatriation flight early June.

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Photos: COVID-19 PCR Test In Three Malls Across Dubai

Gulf News (English)

Visitors getting their COVID-19 PCR test done at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Covid-19 Testing Station at Mall of the Emirates. Residents can book an appointment to get a COVID-19 PCR test in malls across Dubai. The PCR testing stations, which are located in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif....

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CBD’s Nine-month Net Profit Down 23.3%

Gulf News (English)

Dubai: Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) on Wednesday reported a net profit of Dh816 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020, down 23.3 per compared to the same period in 2019. The bank attributed lower profits to Covid-19-linked contraction in business conditions, leading to....

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Saudi Arabia Likely To Host Formula One Race In 2021 - Reports

The National

Saudi Arabia is set to host a Formula One grand prix for the first time next year, according to reports. A street race in Jeddah is expected to feature on a record 22-round draft calendar presented to teams, according to the BBC. Also, a second US race in Miami appears on hold for at least another year.

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IMF Regional Economic Outlook Outlines Opportunities For Regional Economic Recovery In 2021

DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, co-hosted the virtual launch of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, October 2020 Regional Economic Outlook, REO, report for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan, MENAP.

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DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer Of Dubai Airports, Has Suggested Three Basic Steps That Should Be Taken To Expedite The Return Of The Gradual Recovery To The Global Travel And Tourism Industry. He Said That These Steps Need A Comprehensive View Of The Current Situation Of The Travel And Tourism Sector Around The World, And To Take Measures To Protect This Vital Sector, And At The Same Time Control And Ensure The Non-spread Of COVID-19, Noting That Technology Is...

DUBAI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, has suggested three basic steps that should be taken to expedite the return of the gradual recovery to the global travel and tourism industry. He said that these steps need a comprehensive view of the....

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Corona Respirators ... From Eggplant Peel To Gold And Diamonds

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Dubai Courts Provide The "marriage Contract" Service Remotely Or In The Presence Of The Marriage Official

DUBAI, 28th October, 2019 (WAM) - Dubai Courts announced the mechanism of marriage contracts procedures in Dubai during the implementation of the precautionary measures taken by the country to combat the Coronavirus, by choosing either through the use of remote communication techniques - confirming that the legal marriage officials will use remote communication in contracts for marriage in the presence of the parties

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ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- The Ministry Of Health And Prevention, MoHAP, Announced That It Conducted 104,673 Additional COVID-19 Tests Over The Past 24 Hours, Using State-of-the-art Medical Testing Equipment. In A Statement, The Ministry Stressed Its Aim To Continue Expanding The Scope Of Testing Nationwide To Facilitate The Early Detection Of Coronavirus Cases And Carry Out The Necessary Treatment. As Part Of Its Intensified Testing Campaign, MoHAP Announced 1,400 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing The Total Number Of Recorded Cases In The UAE...

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, announced that it conducted 104,673 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope....

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Dubai To Host New Floating Obstacle Course On Saturday

Gulf News (English)

Dubai: The AquaFun Waterpark in JBR will on Saturday see 150 competitors take part in a brand new family event, the Aqua Challenge, said to be the first event of its kind in the Middle East. Being organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with ‘9714sports’, and sponsored by Pocari Sweat, the Aqua Challenge is an obstacle course.

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A Healthy Hydroponics Ecosystem

Gulf News (English)

A little under two years ago, Mariam Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food Security, made a presentation to the country’s leadership. The National Strategy for Food Security aims to take the UAE to top spot in the Global Food Security Index by 2021; enable sustainable food production....

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Microsoft's Quarterly Profit Climbs 30% As It Benefits From Covid-19 Shifts

The National

Microsoft posted a 30 per cent increase in first quarter net profit, beating analysts’ estimates as the company benefitted from a shift in the way people are working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Net profit rose to $13.9 billion in the three months ending September 30, which was ahead of an average estimate of analysts polled by Bloomberg of $11.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About US Elections?

Khaleejtimes

More than 70 million Americans have already cast ballots in the US presidential election, over half the total turnout of the 2016 election, with one week to go until election day, according to the latest count. The tally, which shows a record-breaking pace that could lead to the US’ highest voter....

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Ajman Police Officers, Staff Get Covid-19 Jab

Khaleejtimes

Earlier this month, the Sharjah Police had also shared that their Commander-in-Chief, Maj-Gen Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, received the shot. The Covid-19 jab that is now being administered to frontliners across the country is the vaccine that has been developed by pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm CNBG.

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UAE Records 1,400 New Cases Of Corona

Albayan

In line with the Ministry of Health and Community Protection’s plan to expand and increase the scope of examinations in the country with the aim of early detection and counting cases infected with the emerging corona virus "Covid-19" and those who had contact with them and isolating them .. The Ministry announced that 104,673 new examinations were conducted during the past 24 hours on different groups in society using

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The Ministry Of Health Conducts 104,673 Examinations As Part Of Its Plans To Expand The Scope Of Examinations And Detects 1,400 New Cases Of The "Corona" Virus, 2,189 Recoveries And 3 Deaths During The Past 24 Hours

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:59 PM The Ministry of Health conducts 104,673 examinations as part of its plans to expand the scope of examinations and reveal 1,400 new cases of the Coronavirus, 2,189 recoveries and 3 deaths during the past 24 hours.

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More Than 70 Million Americans Vote In The Presidential Election

Emaratalyoum

More than 70 million Americans cast their votes in the presidential elections, that is, more than half of the total turnout for the 2016 elections, with one week remaining until election day, according to a census presented on Tuesday by the American Election Project, a database specialized in disseminating information related to the US elections.

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UAE Reports 1,400 Covid Cases, 2,189 Recoveries, 3 Deaths

Khaleejtimes

More than 12.7 million Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 1,400 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,189 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported. As many as 104,673 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to over 12.

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New Running Track At Umm Al Emarat Park

Gulf News (English)

Abu Dhabi: A 1.2-kilometre jogging track has been inaugurated this week at the capital’s Umm Al Emarat Park. The track extends from the promenade to the amphitheatre, and is accentuated with distance markers. “We are excited to launch the Green Jogging Track at Umm Al Emarat Park, adding yet....

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Abu Dhabi's Umm Al Emarat Park Unveils New Jogging Track

The National

There’s nothing quite like a leisurely stroll or jog through nature, and Abu Dhabi residents looking to make the most of the cooling weather now have a new reason to visit Umm Al Emarat Park. The family-friendly destination, which is one of the oldest and largest parks in Abu Dhabi, has recently unveiled a new jogging track.

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Accenture, ServiceNow Bolster Support For Digital Transformation With New Business Group

TahawulTech

Bill McDermott, ServiceNow. Accenture and ServiceNow have formed a new business group to help private and public sector clients accelerate their digital transformation and better address today’s dynamic operational challenges. The Accenture ServiceNow Business Group represents a significant....

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ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister Of Tolerance And Coexistence, Has Received The Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccine. Sheikh Nahyan Said That The UAE, With The Guidance And Support Of The Wise Leadership, Has Demonstrated During The Pandemic Its Ability To Deal With The Repercussions Of The COVID-19 With High Efficiency, Based On The Best Scientific And Practical Standards, Which Embodies The Leadership Of The Medical Sector In The UAE. The UAE Authorised The Emergency Use Of The Vaccine,...

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, has received the coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccine. Sheikh Nahyan said that the UAE, with the guidance and support of the wise leadership, has demonstrated during the pandemic its ability....

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Hosts Two Virtual Sessions During 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has concluded its participation in the virtual programme of the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, which was held recently. Under the theme ‘All Together Now’, the Award organised two virtual sessions, which explored a number of key themes....

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South African President Self-isolates After Dinner Guest Gets COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG, 28th October, 2020 (WAM/Reuters) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has gone into quarantine after a guest at a charity dinner he attended tested positive for COVID-19, his office said on Wednesday. Africa's most advanced economy has been the continent's worst hit, with more....

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UAE Schools To Hold In-person Exams Next Month

The National

UAE schools will hold in-person exams next month with Covid-19 safety measures in place. The Ministry of Education confirmed pupils at public schools and private schools which follow its curriculum will sit first semester tests starting on November 15.

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Sheikh Nahyan Latest Cabinet Minister To Receive Sinopharm Covid-19 Vaccine

The National

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak was the latest to Cabinet minister to receive a vaccine designed to safeguard humans from Covid-19. State news agency Wam shared images on Wednesday of the Minister of Tolerance receiving a jab. The vaccine requires two shots, several weeks apart, followed by an antibody....

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Sharjah Girl Guides Commission Develops The Creative Imagination And Social Skills Of Its Female Members

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:16 PM Sharjah Girl Guides Commission develops the creative imagination and social skills of its members.

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Shop Fined After Staff Found Not Wearing Face Masks

Gulf News (English)

Dubai: A shop in Dubai was fined by the Dubai Economy (DED) after some its staff was found not wearing face masks, the DED tweeted on Tuesday. No business was ordered closed and no fine was given as DED’s Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection reported 675 businesses were found compliant with....

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'Survival Is For The Strongest': Yasmine Sabri Divides Fans With Covid-19 Comment

The National

Egyptian actress Yasmine Sabri has been criticised for her 'survival of the fittest' approach to Covid-19. The El Diesel actress, 32, was walking the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the El Gouna Film Festival when she was asked about the pandemic by a reporter. "No, I am not obsessed with fear.

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Dubai Caps Flu Jab Price At Dh100 For Private...

Khaleejtimes

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Tuesday capped the price of the seasonal flu vaccine at Dh100. With hospitals and clinics across the country experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ demand for the seasonal influenza vaccine, especially in the wake of Covid-19, price of the flu jabs at private clinics and hospitals varied from Dh40 to Dh120.

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ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, The Leading International Financial Centre In The UAE’s Capital, Marked Its Fifth Anniversary With A Reaffirmed Commitment To Market-responsive Agility And Innovation To Cement Its Position As An Agile And Innovative Hub For Dynamic And Enterprising Businesses, Building On The Strong Foundations That Are In Place. "Since Its Launch On October 21, 2015, ADGM Has Continually Delivered Ground-breaking Policies And Initiatives. The International Financial Centre Pioneered Many Global And Regional Firsts That Have...

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2020 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Global Market, ADGM, the leading international financial centre in the UAE’s capital, marked its fifth anniversary with a reaffirmed commitment to market-responsive agility and innovation to cement its position as an agile and innovative hub for....

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Nahyan Bin Mubarak Receives A Dose Of "Covid-19" Vaccine

ABU DHABI, 28th October, 2019 (WAM) - His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, received a dose of the "Covid-19" vaccine, in support of the national program and the use of the vaccine in the country in order to combat the virus and limit its repercussions.

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Seven Of The UAE's Best Stargazing Spots

The National

It has been a busy year for celestial events in the UAE, from a solar eclipse in June to at least four sets of meteor showers. Each year brings another set of stellar displays that send stargazers out in droves to witness an out-of-this world space event. As the UAE's love of space grows, peoples' eyes are increasingly turning to the skies.

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87% UAE Residents Use Company Devices For...

Khaleejtimes

Majority of the UAE residents extensively use their company-issued devices for personal matters as border between the personal and professional lives blurs with the work from home policy after the Covid-19 pandemic, says a new survey. Conducted by Mimecast , the survey found that 87 per cent of....

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IPL: Ganguly Impressed With Craze & Viewership Records

Gulf News (English)

New Delhi: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has been overwhelmed with the response which the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is getting in terms of viewership and ratings. The IPL 2020 edition was initially scheduled to be played in March but following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, it was postponed indefinitely.

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CBBC Clearance Sale Offers Up To 80 Per Cent Discount

Gulf News (English)

Dubai: The return of CBBC at the Dubai World Trade Centre was a huge success and it brought back UAE’s shopping fanatics and bargain hunters together under one roof. The 5 day shopping heaven was a treat in this pandemic situation and indeed it brought a peace of mind in the minds of the customers.

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Sheikh Mohamed: Overcoming Covid-19 Is A 'shared Responsibility'

The National

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said the fight against Covid-19 is a "shared responsibility" for all of society after holding talks with the Ruler of Dubai over the UAE's response to the pandemic. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid called on the public to work with authorities to help contain the virus.

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Abu Dhabi Police Carries Out A Campaign To Raise Awareness Of Social Distancing And Avoid Gatherings

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:29 AM Abu Dhabi Police conducts a campaign to raise awareness of social distancing and avoid gatherings

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Photos: Royal Wedding In UAE, Sheikh Mohamed...

Khaleejtimes

A simple reception of a royal wedding saw the virtual attendance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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Change Your Face Mask Every 2 Hours To Avoid Infection

Gulf News (English)

Surgical face masks are made up of a multilayered structure, generally by covering a layer of textile with non-woven bonded fabric on both sides which has better bacteria filtration and air permeability while remaining less slippery than woven cloth. The material most commonly used to make them is....

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Paul McCartney To Taylor Swift: Lockdown Albums Thrive

Gulf News (English)

Charli XCX was perhaps the first major artist to deliver a lockdown album. Released in May, ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ was partially a way for XCX to work through her anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s been up and down like most things during this time: especially the first two or three weeks I was very focused, really happy.

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The Debt Panel: 'I Was Detained By Immigration After My Bank Failed To Update Its Records'

The National

I wrote to my bank to alert them about my situation and to request a payment deferment on my loan, but they did not respond. However, in July, the bank deposited my loan instalment cheque and it bounced. When I was able to return to the UAE, my company released my salary and I made all outstanding payments to the bank on August 3.

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Coronavirus News Bulletin: UAE Launches 'Your Data, Your...

Khaleejtimes

Here's a round-up of all the latest Covid-19 developments you need to know: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Tuesday reported 1,390 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,708 recoveries. Two deaths were also reported. As many as 110,807 new Covid-19 tests were carried out, taking the total to over 12.

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Facebook Enters Cloud Gaming Market

The National

Social networking company Facebook is entering the burgeoning cloud gaming market currently dominated by the likes of Microsoft, Google, Nvidia and Intel. Users can play games directly in the Facebook mobile app and on its browser, without downloading any new software as they would on app stores....

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Mohammed Bin Rashid, Mohammed Bin Zayed And The Rulers Congratulate During A Video Call, Mohammed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa On His Wedding To The Daughter Of Tahnoun Bin Zayed

Alwatan Newspaper

Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohammed bin Zayed and the rulers congratulate during a video call, Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa on his wedding to the daughter of Tahnoun bin Zayed

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