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Olbia, (Sardinia/Sardegna): Sharjah Team’s Rusty Wyatt scored a commanding victory in the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy today to take the lead in the F1H2O World Championship as Team Abu Dhabi suffered a double setback in Olbia. Wyatt secured his second Grand Prix win of the season in a race littered with early casualties, including Emirati driver Thani Al Qemzi, and his Abu Dhabi team-mate Alberto Comparato, as well as Victory Team’s world-title chasing Erik Stark. After qualifying second behind Wyatt, Al Qemzi had raised his hopes by winning the first of the morning sprint races, and he was…

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Vaud, Switzerland: Adam Yates and Joao Almeida of UAE Team Emirates showcased their climbing prowess in the Tour de Suisse, finishing first and second in the race’s final mountain stage at Villars-sur-Ollon. The 118 km stage, featuring 2,978 meters of climbing, saw UAE Team Emirates taking full advantage. Del Toro and Christen set a strong pace to defend the yellow jersey. As the race reached the final 4 km, Joao Almeida made the first move. Yates quickly countered, forming a familiar duo at the front. The pair crossed the finish line together, celebrating another emphatic victory as the race concludes…

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Berlin: Spain started their UEFA EURO 2024 campaign strong with a 3-0 win against Croatia in Berlin, opening Group B. First-half goals from Álvaro Morata, Fabián Ruiz, and Dani Carvajal secured the victory. This match marked the fourth consecutive EURO finals meeting between these teams, with Spain claiming their third win over Croatia. Spain dominated early, taking the lead at 29 minutes when Fabián Ruiz’s precise pass found Morata, who scored his seventh EURO finals goal. Minutes later, Ruiz scored himself, twisting in the box to fire into the bottom-right corner. Croatia responded with efforts from Joško Gvardiol and Ante…

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Dubai – In the Gulf countries, excluding Oman, the festival will be celebrated today, June 16th, while in Oman, it will be observed on June 17th. Mosques in the UAE have issued guidelines and regulations for the Eid prayers. Additionally, the National Center of Meteorology predicts light rain in some parts of the country today. Prayer Timings: Abu Dhabi: 5:50 AM Al Ain: 5:44 AM Dubai: 5:45 AM Sharjah: 5:44 AM Ajman: 5:44 AM Ras Al Khaimah: 5:41 AM Fujairah: 5:41 AM Umm Al Quwain: 5:43 AM The Sharjah Islamic Affairs Department has designated 640 prayer areas and mosques in…

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Dubai: Dubai Design Week, the Middle East’s leading design festival, returns for its 10th edition from November 5-10, 2024. Curated in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and supported by Dubai Culture, the event will feature over 500 designers showcasing their work through installations, exhibitions, and experiential mediums. Held at d3, a global creative hub, this year’s theme focuses on designing for a sustainable future. The programme will encompass various disciplines such as architecture, product design, and interiors. Key Highlights:   Downtown Design (November 6-9): The region’s premier fair for contemporary design, featuring international speakers, designers, and brands. Installations: Open…

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Dubai: The ‘Eid Al Adha Pardon’ underscores a commitment to improvement, compassion, family unity, and social reintegration, offering many families a significant and hopeful new beginning this festive season. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President, and Prime Minister, has pardoned 686 prisoners of various nationalities from Dubai’s correctional facilities. Attorney General Chancellor Essam Issa Al-Humaidan stated that this decision aims to bring happiness to families and help the released individuals reintegrate into society. Dubai Public Prosecution and Dubai Police are working together to execute this order. In Sharjah, His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan…

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Abu Dhabi: Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has introduced its Green Finance Framework to support decarbonisation projects and initiatives for a low-carbon economy. This move includes funding the recent acquisition of European speciality foundry Leichtmetall with EGA’s first green loan facility. The Green Finance Framework outlines eligibility and governance for financing from third-party institutions and funds that prioritize sustainability. This framework supports EGA’s sustainability goals by providing access to diverse funding options, potentially lowering borrowing costs and increasing transparency. Citi and ING were the lead sustainability structuring banks, with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) also supporting the framework’s development. EGA aims…

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Dubai: As part of Dubai Sports Council’s efforts to attract & scout sports talents and according to Dubai Government’s policy to support talents in various fields, DSC has announced the launch of the ‘Football Talent Development Centers in Dubai Clubs’ (Football Talent Centers) for the age groups from 12 to 17 years old. From May 27th to 30th, 2024, DSC held gatherings and tryouts to boost the abilities of 120 talented players from Dubai clubs. These tryouts included technical, physical, and psychological evaluations. The best 75 players were selected and divided into three training centers based on their age: Ages 12-13 will train at Al-Wasl Club…

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The UAE Cabinet, led by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved a new housing package worth AED 1.682 billion. This package includes 2,160 new housing decisions under the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program for June 2024. Launch of ‘Manzili’ Bundle The Cabinet also launched the “Manzili” bundle for the beneficiaries of the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program. This initiative simplifies the customer journey by reducing the number of involved entities from 11 to 1 and required documents from 10 to 2. The procedures have been cut…

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Dubai: Dubai Health has announced a partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. This collaboration aims to support the clinical and operational development of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Hospital (HBRCH), Dubai’s first integrated comprehensive cancer hospital. The Royal Marsden, a global leader in cancer diagnosis, treatment, research, and education, will work closely with Dubai Health to establish a model of excellence in cancer care at HBRCH. Their expertise will be applied across several key areas, including developing specialist, evidence-based models of care, and creating early diagnosis and treatment pathways that guide patients through every step of their journey.…

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