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More isn’t always better

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More isn’t always better

- The immensely profitable vitamin industry depends on consumers believing that more is better. Although supplements are beneficial for people with nutrient deficiencies, there’s little utility in pills, injections and intravenous drips if you already get enough vitamins from your diet. The excess may simply be a waste of money, but it can become downright dangerous. When should the buyer beware? Food vs supplements It’s difficult to get too much of a single vitamin from food, according to Susan Barr, a registered dietitian who contributed to establishing the Dietary Reference Intakes, which are used across North America to establish nutrient needs, assess dietary status and create industry standards

Categories: Health | 
Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

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Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

- Dubai Police have revealed their first robot officer, giving it the task of patrolling the city's malls and tourist attractions. People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information by tapping a touchscreen on its chest. Data collected by the robot will also be shared with the transport and traffic authorities. The government said the aim was for 25% of the force to be robotic by 2030 but they would not replace humans

Categories: Technology |  Law & Crime | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates |  United Kingdom | 

Australian players take over own image rights

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Australian players take over own image rights

- Sydney: Australian cricketers on Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country’s cricket board. It is the latest power play in an increasingly bitter stand-off between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association over a plan to scrap revenue-sharing. With no end in sight to the impasse and the current deal expiring on June 30, the ACA disclosed plans to form a new business to help male and female players directly negotiate sponsorship deals

Categories: Sports | 
Tags: Cricket |  Cricket Players | 
Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United Arab Emirates |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

A new take on salt

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A new take on salt

- The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand. The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of functions, including blood pressure and the transmission of nerve impulses. Sodium levels in the blood must be carefully maintained. If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Places: United Arab Emirates | 

PCB, BCCI officials to meet in Dubai on May 29 to settle issues

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PCB, BCCI officials to meet in Dubai on May 29 to settle issues

- The top brass of Pakistan Cricket Board is supposed to meet their counterparts from BCCI in Dubai later this month. According to reliable sources in the board, the meeting has been scheduled on May 29th as part of an attempt to resolve the issues between the two boards. "PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan, Najam Sethi and chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad will be representing Pakistan at the meeting which will be attended by BCCI officials and a member of the interim committee in India," one source said

Places: India |  United Arab Emirates | 

Art, play and playfulness

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Art, play and playfulness

- The 57th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) opened in Venice on May 13 and will run until November 26. The event, which dates back to 1895, is the oldest and most prestigious non-commercial contemporary art exhibition in the world and is expected to attract over half a million visitors this year. The UAE has been participating in this event since 2009, showcasing the country’s vibrant art scene and facilitating a dialogue between UAE-based artists and the international art world

Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: The Arts | 
Places: United Arab Emirates | 

How Venezuela stumbled to the brink

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How Venezuela stumbled to the brink

- Venezuela, by the numbers, resembles a country hit by civil war. Its economy, once Latin America’s richest, is estimated to have shrunk by 10 per cent in 2016, more than Syria’s. Its inflation that year has been estimated as high as 720 per cent, nearly double that of second-ranked South Sudan, rendering its currency nearly worthless. In a country with the world’s largest proven oil reserves, food has grown so scarce that three in four citizens reported involuntary weight loss, averaging 8

Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Keelping a Filipino tradition alive

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Keelping a Filipino tradition alive

- She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree into a reed, crouches on a 3-inch-high stool and, folded up like a cricket, hand-taps tattoos onto the backs, wrists and chests of people who come to see her from as far away as Mexico and Slovenia

Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Things to do in UAE on May 24

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Things to do in UAE on May 24

- PICK OF THE DAY Story of UAE’s Domestic Helpers Fleishman Hillard Middle East and the Sameness Project present the culmination of their Soles & Stories initiative at an exhibition, showcasing the artistic work and portraits of seven domestic workers from across the Philippines, Kenya and Sri Lanka who participated in the initiative. At Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, 7pm onwards

Places: Kenya |  Eastern |  Kitui |  United Arab Emirates |  Mutomo |  Mutomo |  Kibwea |  Uae | 

5 ways to understand why children lie

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5 ways to understand why children lie

- Some preschools now prevent this rhyme from being sung in their environment, due to the word ‘lies’ being used in it. We often tip-toe around letting our children hear about unwanted behaviors like telling fibs, talking derogatorily about someone or even using harsh words. However, is that enough? Children are intuitive by nature and the idea of hiding or being secretive about certain issues will only encourage them to investigate further

Categories: Family & Parenting | 
Tags: Children |  Family | 
Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Six chocolate bars a week could be good for the heart

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Six chocolate bars a week could be good for the heart

- London: Eating up to six bars of chocolate a week could reduce the risk of a potentially fatal heart condition by almost one quarter, a study by Harvard University suggests. The research on more than 50,000 people found strong links between regularly eating the treat and a reduced risk of suffering a heart flutter. The strongest association was found among men eating between two and six portions of chocolate a week — with a portion classified as 30g, or a small bar

Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Qatar emir rejects terror label

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Qatar emir rejects terror label

- Dubai: Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said that his country is facing an unjust campaign that coincided with the visit by US President Donald Trump to the region, which aimed to link it with terrorism and tarnish its efforts to achieve stability. “The causes and motives of the campaign are well-known and we will pursue the countries and organisations behind them in order to protect Qatar’s leading role regionally and internationally in a way that preserves the dignity of the state and its people,” Shaikh Tamim said as he attended a graduation ceremony of national service recruits on Tuesday

Places: Qatar |  United Arab Emirates | 

First Dates waitress Cici Coleman strips to a bikini for a cheeky snap while on holiday in Dubai

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First Dates waitress Cici Coleman strips to a bikini for a cheeky snap while on holiday in Dubai

- CICI Coleman gave First Dates fans a thrill when she stripped down to a bikini on holiday in Dubai. The pretty waitress posed for a cheeky snap as she strolled across the white sands of Barasti Beach. Her Instagram followers have been loving her holiday updates, which have seen Cici lounging by the pool and climbing sand dunes in the desert with her pals

Gulf rift reopens as Qatar decries fake comments by Emir

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Gulf rift reopens as Qatar decries fake comments by Emir

- DUBAI: Qatar said hackers posted fake remarks by its Emir criticising U.S. foreign policy on Wednesday in what diplomats said appeared an attempt to portray the Gulf state as an unreliable ally too close to Islamist militants. In an unusual twist, other Gulf Arab countries including oil giant Saudi Arabia permitted their state-backed media to run the remarks attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Qatar's official news agency even after Doha had issued a robust denial

Categories: Technology | 

Manchester attack: Ariana Grande returns to the US

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Manchester attack: Ariana Grande returns to the US

- Ariana Grande returned to the United States on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at the singer’s concert in Manchester, England, as questions lingered over whether she would continue her European tour. Grande, 23, was seen in photographs posted on the Daily Mail website walking down the steps of a private plane at an airport in her hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, and being met by family members

Categories: Life & Style |  Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: Celebrities |  Hollywood | 
Places: United States |  United Arab Emirates |  South |  Atlantic |  Florida |  Broward |  Hollywood | 

‘Godha’ bringing back the sport of wrestling

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‘Godha’ bringing back the sport of wrestling

- Wrestling was a traditional sport in Kerala in the sixties and its players were revered as stars said Joseph, who did extensive research on the sport prior to filming. “Many fathers even considered wrestlers as a prospective groom for their daughters and it was a matter of pride to marry one. Besides wrestling was a passport to procuring government jobs,” he said

Categories: Sports |  Life & Style |  Entertainment & Arts | 
Places: Asia |  S. Asia |  India |  United Arab Emirates | 

Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation

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Kidnapped Australian freed in Yemen after Oman mediation

- SYDNEY/DUBAI: An Australian man held captive for seven months has been freed by his kidnappers in Yemen and has been taken to neighbouring Oman, Australia's foreign minister said on Wednesday. The unnamed man was captured in October by unnamed assailants. Oman's foreign ministry said the man had been located after mediation with local tribes and that he was due to return home

Places: Australia |  Singapore |  Oman |  United Arab Emirates |  Yemen |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

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  • More isn’t always better
    More isn’t always better

    , gulfnews.com

    The immensely profitable vitamin industry depends on consumers believing that more is better. Although supplements are beneficial for people with nutrient deficiencies, there’s little utility in pills, injections and intravenous drips if you already get enough vitamins from your diet. The excess may simply be a waste of money, but it can become downright dangerous. When should the buyer beware? Food vs supplements It’s difficult to get too much of a single vitamin from food, according to Susan Barr, a registered dietitian who contributed to establishing the Dietary Reference Intakes, which are used across North America to establish nutrient needs, assess dietary status and create industry standards

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Politics & Government

  • Embassy cautions Emiratis in UK after attack
    Embassy cautions Emiratis in UK after attack

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: The UAE Embassy has advised Emiratis living in Manchester to take caution following the terror attack, which killed 22 people and injured 59 at a pop concert. In a statement issued on Tuesday night, the embassy in London confirmed that all Emiratis across the UK are safe, and warned them to immediately contact UAE authorities for any emergency services. “All Emirati citizens in the city of Manchester are safe and secure

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Sports

  • Australian players take over own image rights
    Australian players take over own image rights

    , gulfnews.com

    Sydney: Australian cricketers on Wednesday unveiled plans to take back their own image rights, firing the latest salvo in an ongoing pay battle with the country’s cricket board. It is the latest power play in an increasingly bitter stand-off between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association over a plan to scrap revenue-sharing. With no end in sight to the impasse and the current deal expiring on June 30, the ACA disclosed plans to form a new business to help male and female players directly negotiate sponsorship deals

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Cricket |  Cricket Players | 
    Places: Oceania |  Australasia |  Australia |  United Arab Emirates |  South Wales |  Sydney | 

Business

Technology

Health

  • More isn’t always better
    More isn’t always better

    , gulfnews.com

    The immensely profitable vitamin industry depends on consumers believing that more is better. Although supplements are beneficial for people with nutrient deficiencies, there’s little utility in pills, injections and intravenous drips if you already get enough vitamins from your diet. The excess may simply be a waste of money, but it can become downright dangerous. When should the buyer beware? Food vs supplements It’s difficult to get too much of a single vitamin from food, according to Susan Barr, a registered dietitian who contributed to establishing the Dietary Reference Intakes, which are used across North America to establish nutrient needs, assess dietary status and create industry standards

    Categories: Health | 
    Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Family & Parenting

  • 5 ways to understand why children lie
    5 ways to understand why children lie

    , gulfnews.com

    Some preschools now prevent this rhyme from being sung in their environment, due to the word ‘lies’ being used in it. We often tip-toe around letting our children hear about unwanted behaviors like telling fibs, talking derogatorily about someone or even using harsh words. However, is that enough? Children are intuitive by nature and the idea of hiding or being secretive about certain issues will only encourage them to investigate further

    Categories: Family & Parenting | 
    Tags: Children |  Family | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Society & Culture

  • 'I saw a little girl... she had no legs': Manchester attack horror recounted
    'I saw a little girl... she had no legs': Manchester attack horror recounted

    , gulfnews.com

    Manchester: A homeless man begging at the Manchester Arena as the suicide attack went off was being hailed as a hero Tuesday after cradling a dying woman in his arms. Chris Parker, 33, had been begging in the arena foyer where suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his device late Monday, killing 22 people. Amid the carnage and chaos as people began to leave the concert by US pop star Ariane Grande, who has a large teenage girl following, he rushed to help victims

    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Death & Dying |  Suicides | 
    Places: United Arab Emirates |  Europe | 

Religion & Spirituality

Entertainment & Arts

  • Doha Film Institute focuses on women filmmakers
    Doha Film Institute focuses on women filmmakers

    , gulfnews.com

    Women are the main recipients of the The Doha Film Institute’s latest round of grants, the organisation announced on Tuesday. The DFI will provide grants for 29 film projects from 16 countries. Nineteen of the films are by directors who are women, or focus on a female protagonist. The majority of projects are from the Arab world. “Stories of hope, self-discovery, women empowerment, tales of family life and of life in conflict zones are highlighted in the selections this spring,” said Fatma Al Remaihi, the chief executive officer of DFI

    Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
    Tags: Movies |  Film |  Filmmakers | 
    Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Education

  • 10 new schools to open in Dubai from September
    10 new schools to open in Dubai from September

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Ten new schools offering British, Indian, IB, French, Canadian and American curriculums are set to open across Dubai from September, it was announced on Saturday. As well as varying curriculums, the schools will have different price points. Among the 10 new schools, the Newlands School in Al Warqa, which will follow the UK curriculum, will charge fees of between Dh19,200-Dh26,400 per year

    Categories: Education | 
    Tags: Schools |  Teaching |  Curriculum | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

Life & Style

Motoring

Science & Nature

  • A new take on salt
    A new take on salt

    , gulfnews.com

    The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand. The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of functions, including blood pressure and the transmission of nerve impulses. Sodium levels in the blood must be carefully maintained. If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium

    Categories: Science & Nature | 
    Places: United Arab Emirates | 

Real Estate

  • Finally some good news for tenants in UAE
    Finally some good news for tenants in UAE

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Rents are likely to fall by five to 10 per cent in the next six months in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, according to real estate experts in the UAE. Redundancies and an oversupply of housing units are cited as the main reasons. Abu Dhabi “Rents are dipping in Reem Island and Corniche owing to an oversupply of residential villas and apartments

    Categories: Real Estate | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Media & Information

Books & Literature

  • ‘Bridget Jones’ author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig
    ‘Bridget Jones’ author wins comic fiction prize, and a pig

    , gulfnews.com

    Helen Fielding’s latest book about the misadventures of indomitable singleton Bridget Jones won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction on Thursday, gaining the writer rewards that include champagne and a pig. The book sees Bridget uncertain which of her rival beaus — stalwart Mark Darcy or fickle Daniel Cleaver — is the father of her child. It was released to accompany the movie of the same name

    Categories: Books & Literature | 
    Tags: Authors |  Writing | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates |