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  • Dubai Gets World’s First 3D-Printed Office Building

    05/29/2016 4:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PSFK ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Johansson
    Dubai shows us that it's possible to build an entire office building with 3D printing technology 3D printing technology has been used to print everything from figurines to braces to medical tissue. It’s also been hotly considered for building temporary shelter houses following a natural disaster. This possibility alone has shown that 3D printing tech has the power to revolutionize the future of architecture, with Dubai serving as the first city build an entire office building using a 3D printer. They’re calling the project the Office of the Future, and it began in 2015. The building is approximately 2,690 square...
  • Mohammed Inaugurates World’s First 3D-Printed Office in Dubai

    05/23/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016
    UAE is an incubator of innovation and future technology: MohammedHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the UAE has emerged as one of the major incubators of innovation and future technology in the world today, and its focused initiatives to shape the future have become global models that can be emulated in all sectors. "We implement what we plan, and we pursue actions not theories. The rapidly changing world requires us to accelerate our pace of development, for history does not recognize our plans but...
  • Forget Kohinoor, a Diamond Four Times Bigger Is Now in Dubai

    05/10/2016 12:36:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Vicky Kapur
    Uncut diamond weighs in at 404 carats compared with Kohinoor’s 105.602 caratsEven as the governments of India, Pakistan and even Afghanistan have all laid a claim on the world-famous Kohinoor diamond that is set in the front of UK’s Queen Mother’s Crown, it is Dubai that can be called home to one of the world’s rarest and largest rough diamonds even discovered. The astonishing rough diamond in Dubai is characterised not only by its sheer size – an impressive 404 carats – but also uniquely by its colourlessness and flawless clarity. The cut-down Kohinoor, on the other hand, weighs 105.6...
  • Cirque du Solei Cancels North Carolina Shows Over Public Facilities Act — Plans Shows In Dubai

    04/16/2016 12:36:29 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    Truncated title. Full title: Cirque du Solei Cancels North Carolina Shows Over Public Facilities Act — Plans Shows In Dubai, Where Gays Are Put to Death. Canada-based circus and theater entertainment company Cirque du Soleil has canceled its upcoming shows in Greensboro, Charlotte, and Raleigh in North Carolina to protest the state’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act. “Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form,” the group announced Friday in a press release. “The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring...
  • New Dubai skyscraper to surpass the world's tallest

    04/11/2016 7:16:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2016 | Soo Kim
    Emaar Properties, the same developers behind the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, has announced plans to build a $1 billion (Ł710 million) tower in Dubai that will exceed the height of the 828m (2,716 ft) record-holder.
  • FlyDubai Plane Crashes in Russia

    03/18/2016 10:02:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2016 | Laura Mills and Jon Ostrower
    An airliner flying from Dubai with at least 61 people on board crashed early Saturday in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, according to the Russian Emergency Ministry. The Boeing 737-800 crashed on a repeated landing attempt at the city’s airport, according to the ministry. There were 55 passengers and six crew aboard.
  • Watch: Plane crashes in Russia, all 62 on board killed

    03/19/2016 12:38:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    timesofmalta.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | timesofmalta
    All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport this morning, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed. Most of those aboard were Russian. "The aircraft hit the ground and broke into pieces," the Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website. "According to preliminary data, there were 55 passengers aboard and seven crew members. They all died." The plane's wing hit the ground on its...
  • Dozens feared dead in Russia air crash (FlyDubai 737)

    03/18/2016 7:23:14 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3-20-2016 | BBC
    A passenger jet has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 people on board, officials say. The FlyDubai Boeing 738, coming from Dubai, overshot the runway as it attempted to land and burst into flames, according to reports.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas

    03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 46 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson
    Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.
  • Boston bombing survivor dies in car crash

    03/07/2016 1:24:35 PM PST · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/7/2016 | Natalie O'Neill
    A college student who miraculously survived the Boston bombing — and was featured in an iconic rescue photo from the tragedy — died in a car crash in Dubai, her mom said Monday. We are stunned, shocked and heartbroken,” Jill McGrath, mother of Victoria McGrath, told NBC in an email. The beautiful 23-year-old Northeastern student, a native of Weston, Connecticut, was in a car with fellow student Priscilla Perez Torres during the fatal accident, according to a spokeswoman for the university.
  • Video: Speeding Ferrari splits into half after hitting lamppost; 4 Dead (Canadian Boxer in Dubai)

    03/07/2016 11:43:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, March 07, 2016
    ‘Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won’t speed ;)’ This was the last message posted by Toronto-based boxer Cody Nixon, posing with a yellow Ferrari, before that fateful crash that killed the Canadian national in a high-speed crash with three others. According to Dubai Police, the rented supercar rammed into a lamppost and split into two in the neigbhourhood of Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Three Europeans and a Canadian were killed when their rented Ferrari rammed into a power pole and split into two in a high-speed crash in Dubai on Sunday. The three Europeans, including...
  • British Daredevil on Top of 465-m Marina 101 Crane in Dubai [Video]

    02/22/2016 12:48:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, February 22, 2016 | Parag Deulgaonkar
    Developer tightens security, no unauthorised personnel allowed British thrill-seeker James Kingston, who had previously climbed 414-metre Princess Tower in 2014, has climbed the 425-metre Marina 101, but then reaching to the top of the crane at 465 metres. “Marina 101... This is by far the tallest structure I've climbed so far... I later found out that it's the tallest residential building in the world. Crazy, huh?” he said in a post on youtube. It took him about an hour and a half to get to the roof of the building using the crane to get up the first 50...
  • $3 Million Rare Ferrari Gathering Dust at Dubai Police Compound for 6 Years

    01/25/2016 2:38:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 25, 2016
    Fine for racing now Dh100,000 for cars, Dh50,000 for motorbikes; Also seized by Dubai Police: Porsche and Hayabusa A rare Enzo Ferrari, one of just a few hundred expensive cars made by the Italian auto giant, has been slumbering at the police impounded cars compound for nearly six years. The red luxurious vehicle, one of the most expensive cars in the world, appears to be covered with dust as it lies at the massive compound along with thousands of other cars. The Arabic language daily Emarat Al Youm said the Enzo trades at nearly $3 million (Dh3.67 million) and...
  • Will The White House Finally Clear Qatar To Purchase 72 F-15 Strike Eagles?

    01/24/2016 2:46:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 23 January 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Qatar asked for clearance from the U.S. Government to purchase 72 F-15E Strike Eagle derivatives, but the request has been slow-rolled. Now, almost two years later and after the Iran Nuclear Agreement has been implemented, there are high hopes the deal may finally be allowed to move forward. Considering that Qatar remains a close ally of the U.S. in the region, and their fighter business has traditionally gone to European manufacturers, penning a deal for dozens of F-15 Strike Eagles seems like a no-brainer. Yet, politically, this would seem not to be the case. Aside from Israel and Saudi Arabia,...
  • 2 Americans believed detained in Iran are not among those coming home (Robert Levinson, Namazi)

    01/17/2016 4:48:16 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 16 at 4:56 PM | Adam Goldman
    As the families of Americans celebrate the release of their loved ones held in Iran, the authorities in Tehran said they would not be freeing a businessman arrested in October and were silent on the fate of a former FBI agent who disappeared in the country. It was unclear why Siamak Namazi, 44, an Iranian American based in Dubai, was arrested in October while visiting a friend in Tehran where he had done consultant work over the previous decade. U.S. officials said Saturday that they would continue to talk with Iran to secure the release of Namazi as well as...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • On The Trail Of Dubai's Stolen Gold: A Robbed Client Breaks Silence, & A Fascinating Detail Emerges

    01/01/2016 8:29:04 PM PST · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 1 January 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On Christmas Day, 2015, we told our readers the fascinating tale about the Turkish-Iranian gold smuggling ring - perhaps the biggest and most brazen in history, one which lasted for years, which saw billions in gold transported out of Turkey and into Iran to allow Tehran to circumvent the western financial sanctions using gold as a medium for bater, and which was all made possible thanks to the tiny Emirate of Dubai. What made this particular instance of gold smuggling especially memorable is that it reached to the very political top in both Turkey, and Iran, and Dubai. ... Zero...
  • Can the Dubai Model Inspire Arabs?

    01/01/2016 11:49:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    DUBAI - At a time of civil war, anarchy, extremism, and impoverishment in the Middle East, the city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi stand out as the places where Arabic speakers are flourishing, innovating, and offering a model for moving forward.But can it last? I recently visited the United Arab Emirates to seek answers.To begin with, some basic facts: Once called the Trucial States by British imperialists, the UAE consists of seven small monarchies bordering the Persian Gulf. They banded together in 1971, as the British retreated, to form a single federation.The country has been doubly blessed: oil and gas...
  • Massive Blaze Engulfs Hotel in Dubai

    12/31/2015 10:34:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 189 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 31, 2015 | Julia Jacobo
    A fire erupted at the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai, the Dubai Media Office confirmed in a tweet. The fire started on the 20th floor, according to the Dubai government. Four teams of firefighters are currently on the scene.
  • The Mystery Of Dubai's Vaporized Gold: The Plot Thickens

    12/26/2015 4:59:15 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 26 December 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week, we told a fascinating story about an unprecedented, multi-year smuggling ring involving Turkey, Iran, and Dubai (as well as China, Russia and countless other nations) which saw corruption reaching to the very top of the political and financial establishment: from president Erdogan in Turkey, to one of Turkey's richest people, Iran-born Riza Sarraf, to Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the son of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and one of the world's richest people. The smuggled object in question was gold, billions of dollars worth of gold. The focus of the story was the previously unknown...
  • Trump's Name Restored At Dubai Golf Complex

    12/13/2015 6:16:12 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 13, 2015
    A Dubai real estate firm has restored Donald Trump's name on a $6 billion golf complex it is building with the U.S. businessman and presidential hopeful, days after taking it down following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Trump prompted an uproar when he made his comments in response to deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. Gold letters spelling out "Trump International Golf Club," affixed to a landscaped stone wall at the entrance to the golf complex being built by DAMAC Properties, were removed on Thursday, according to a Reuters...
  • Living In the Arab World

    12/13/2015 6:39:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    You are going where? And why are you going there? And you are doing it over Thanksgiving? Those were the universal questions when we told people that we were going to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. And, to boot, flying on Air France through Paris a week after the heinous attacks. The immediate reason for the trip was the final Formula 1 race of the season taking place in Abu Dhabi. The proximate cause was that my long-time friend and business associate had a son living with a very influential family from the Emirates and we wanted to take advantage of...
  • Saudi Prince calls Trump a 'disgrace' - but the tycoon fires back

    12/12/2015 8:08:27 AM PST · by Rockitz · 73 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 12 December 2015 | Reuters And Associated Press Reporters
    Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has called Donald Trump a disgrace to the United States following his call for a ban on Muslims entering the country, and demanded the Republican front-runner withdraw from the U.S. presidential race. Trump triggered an international uproar when he made his comments in response to last week's deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized. 'You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America,' Prince Alwaleed, the chairman of Kingdom Holding, said on his Twitter account, addressing Trump and referring to the Republican Party. 'Withdraw from...
  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit “two places of Jewish worship in Chicago,” President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a “credible terrorist threat against our country.”
  • Filthy-Rich Dubai Importing Ferrari, Lambo, and Bugatti POLICE CARS- but Not a Single 'Refugee'...

    11/16/2015 8:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Not sure just what the exact explanation is for how hyper-wealthy Arab states in the Middle East have been able to avoid even lifting a finger to help any of those pouring out of Syria and Iraq- but in the end, they seem to have been a lot wiser than we in the West (not that that's difficult these days or anything)... Arab societies are extremely tribal, so I imagine Sunni royalty view most Syrians and Iraqis largely with contempt, more potential enemy than 'family' -yes it seems Muslims can't even assimilate with other Islamic cultures if they happen to...
  • Photos That Could Only Have Been Taken In Dubai

    11/09/2015 8:29:58 PM PST · by entropy12 · 56 replies
    idistracted.net ^ | October 26, 2015
    Dubai is a seemingly magical place. It’s the global capital of excess, and a vacation destination for the world’s most powerful and wealthy people. It’s like a Middle Eastern Vegas with much taller buildings and a much more complicated political character. Check out these sick pics that could only be taken in Dubai.
  • JESUS "IS" LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/28/2015 2:09:09 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Your obligation to Me is a standard of excellence drenched in worship and intimacy for it is only in the secret place that secrets are revealed and it is by My spirit these scrolls are opened and revelation knowledge speaks wisdom through understanding for I AM The Jot and Tittles you Truly seek and come through intimacy to know. So let it be this knowledge you use for I AM THE WORD and MY WORD is only revealed through Me for I AM THE SPIRIT and My freedom is the understanding of KNOWING ME for I alone am your Rabbi,...
  • Reports: Iranian-American arrested in Iran

    10/29/2015 9:52:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 12:40 AM EDT
    A Dubai-based businessman has become the fourth Iranian-American to be arrested by Iran’s security forces and imprisoned in Tehran, several newspapers reported Thursday. Siamak Namazi, believed to be in his early 40s, was arrested earlier this month while visiting a friend in Tehran, a family friend told The Washington Post. It was not immediately clear whether any charges have been brought against Namazi. The friend asked not to be identified. The U.S. State Department declined to confirm Namazi’s arrest. …
  • Dubai declares three days of mourning as ruler's son dies of a heart attack aged just 33

    09/19/2015 8:08:32 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2015 | KATE PICKLES
    A three-day mourning period has been announced in the UAE after the son of Dubai's ruler died of a heart attack. Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who graduated from Sandhurst in 2002, died on Saturday morning.
  • Record Eagle Flight from the World's Tallest Building

    09/01/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by bert · 16 replies
    Flixxy.com ^ | current
    An imperial eagle named Darshan captured phenomenal views of the capital of the United Arab Emirates while taking cues from his trainer on the ground. The eagle flight was arranged by the nature conservation group Freedom Conservation with the purpose of drawing attention to eagle conservation. This white-tailed eagle has been critically endangered for the last 50 years. With a height of 2,722 feet (830 m), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world’s tallest building. A bird's eye view is the view of one who is so high up as to not focus on the...
  • Irish Tourist Takes Dubai Cabbie for Ferrari World Joyride... Goes Viral

    08/21/2015 6:47:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Bindu Rai
    Takes the Indian taxi driver on the world’s fastest roller coaster They call it the luck of the Irish, and it appears, Liam Murphy’s cup runneth over as the man from Cork spread some good cheer when he cut a ticket for his taxi driver on a joyride to Ferrari World. The kind-hearted test engineer, who was in Dubai on a business trip, decided to invite his driver on a whim to join him in the Yas Island theme park when he learned the Indian national had never been inside the park despite making countless trips to drop off customers...
  • Dad lets daughter drown in Dubai so she's not 'dishonored' by male lifeguards' touch: report

    08/20/2015 12:14:39 PM PDT · by jalisco555 · 80 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/15 | David Harding
    The father of a 20-year-old woman let her drown in Dubai rather than let lifeguards rescue her. The father preferred she drown rather than be dishonored by getting touched by male rescuers, reports Emirates 24 News. Lt. Col. Ahmed Burqibah, deputy director of the Dubai police's search and rescue team, confirmed the incident happened. The dad had taken his wife and children "to the beach when suddenly, the 20-year-old girl started drowning and screaming for help," Burqibah said. "Two rescue men were at the beach and they rushed to help the girl. However," said Burqibah, the man "considered that if...
  • In Dubai, Father Keeps Lifeguards from Rescuing Drowning Daughter to ‘Save Her Honor’

    08/11/2015 7:35:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    A father in Dubai took his family to the beach for a picnic and some fun in the sun, only to have the day turn into needless tragedy.The father’s daughter began to drown a short distance from shore when lifeguards began the attempt to rescue her. But the father — who is apparently very strong — restrained the lifeguards from doing their job because “he prefers his daughter being dead than being touched by a strange man.” Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Col Ahmed Burqibah, Deputy Director of Dubai Police’s Search and Rescue Department said that this incident took...
  • Dubai Doctors Revive 62-Year-Old Man After His Heart Stopped for 17 Minutes

    07/01/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Indian national was not charged for the treatmentAn elderly Indian national whose heart stopped for 17 minutes and was considered dead got second life when doctors at a Dubai hospital managed to revive him. Khalifa bin Darai, Executive Director for Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, told Emarat Al Youm newspaper that his team received information that the man, 62, was in critical condition because he heart had failed and he was dead. Though it was necessary to transfer him to Rashid Hospital, but due to long distance the Dubai ambulance team contacted a nearby private hospital which agreed to receive...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties

    06/13/2015 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    noisyroom.net ^ | June 12, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties Posted on June 12, 2015 by TMH 0 By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Gulftainer, a Middle East-based company, is opening its first American cargo terminal today at Port Canaveral. The new terminal is expected to have a $630 million impact on the local economy. (VIDEO STILL/Gulftainer) Gulftainer Co. Ltd., an Emirati container terminal operator, opened its first US terminal today in Port Canaveral, Florida. A number of staunch conservatives showed up to protest the opening and with good cause.The terminal, which has leased land at Port Canaveral for 35 years, marks the first significant containerized cargo...
  • Odd Bedfellows: Israel, Saudis in Step on Iran Threat

    06/08/2015 5:18:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    CBN News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Against the backdrop of a pending deal over Iran's nuclear program, an unprecedented meeting took place in Washington, D.C., last week. The meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia sent one more signal of an historic geopolitical change taking place in the Middle East. At the Council on Foreign Relations, Israel's incoming director general of the Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, met with Anwar Majed Eshki, his Saudi counterpart. These historic enemies shared an identical message: Iran is trying to take over the Middle East and it must be stopped. The meeting took place in public, but Israel and...
  • Dubai Seizes 154 Cars - Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari

    06/03/2015 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    Many of the cars impounded were rented for Dh7,000-Dh8,000 a dayDubai Police seized 154 luxury cars in just one week for racing on roads, according to a top official. Colonel Saif Mohair Al Mazroui, Director-General of Dubai Traffic Police, said the seized cars included a Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and Ferrari among others, reported ‘Al Khaleej’ Arabic daily. The vehicles were seized after the department monitored the motorists who were driving recklessly. Col. Al Mazroui said such motorists were both nationals and expats. They normally rent the luxury vehicles during holidays, and hit the roads not only endangering their own lives...
  • What Liberals Still Don’t Understand About Fox News

    05/26/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Jack Schafer
    Annd it came to pass that the earth turned and another campaign season spun into view and the liberal commentariat rose from its siesta to begin its usual moping about the perverse political powers wielded by the Fox News Channel. This time, the sentinel waking the commentariat to the alleged Fox menace is not a liberal but a self-described conservative, Bruce Bartlett. Bartlett, a prolific writer on politics and economics who has worked for congressional Republicans (Ron Paul and Jack Kemp), Republican presidents, (Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush) and conservative and libertarian policy shops, broke with his party a...
  • White House Says F-35s Not For Sale to Gulf Arab States

    05/15/2015 5:52:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    DoD BUZZ ^ | May 13th, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama’s Camp David summit with the Gulf Arab states on Thursday will seek to boost arms sales to the Gulf neighbors but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been taken off their wish list. White House officials on Monday sought to tamp down speculation that King Salman of Saudi Arabia canceled his attendance at Camp David when the U.S. made clear that his country would not be permitted to buy F-35s. “We do not and never anticipated this to be a summit that only focused on one capability, like the F-35, for instance,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy National...
  • Mohammed's Twitter Account Surpasses 4 Million Followers

    05/15/2015 10:11:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wam ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Number of followers on all other forms of social media is about 8.5 millionHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai's twitter account has reached over four million followers, making him one of the most followed leaders globally on the social networking site, while the total number of his followers on all other forms of social media is about 8.5 million. Sheikh Mohammed's account has come second globally in a study issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for 2014 in his ability to reach the largest...
  • Flying jetmen stunningly soar all over Dubai in amazing video (Flying Dutchman)

    05/11/2015 8:15:54 PM PDT · by dila813 · 26 replies
    gizmodo ^ | Today | Casey Chan
    Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman would. It’s unbelievable every time I see them soar through the air like fighter jets, busting moves and tricks that only stunt planes dare to try. Except they’re not in a plane and they aren’t Superman, they’re humans with jetpacks strapped to their backs.
  • Bashar Assad's mother defects

    01/28/2013 9:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2013 | Rick Moran
    Al-Arabiya is reporting that Syrian President Bashar Assad's mother has defected. She joined her daughter Bushra in the UAE, who had left the country last fall. President Bashar al-Assad's mother Anisa Makhlouf and other members of his inner circle have fled to the United Arab Emirates as the regime of the embattled president appeared to disintegrate, recent reports confirmed. Anisa has joined her daughter, Bushra, who had previously fled to Dubai, the London-based Asharq al-Awsat quoted Robert Ford, U.S. ambassador to Syria until the break of the relations between the two countries. Anisa, the widow of late president Hafez...
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    “Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. “Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Syria and Iraq cast shadow over Dihad

    03/24/2015 9:15:31 PM PDT · by piasa
    Khaleej Times ^ | 25 March 2015 | Bernd Debusmann Jr.
    Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan called on countries in the region to work together to deal with the massive humanitarian crises caused by conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Dubai - The spectre of the massive humanitarian crisis caused by the wars in Syria and Iraq loomed large over the opening of the 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (Dihad). Among the speakers at this year’s opening ceremony was Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, which is currently home to almost 1.4 million refugees of the war in Syria. In his remarks, Prince...
  • Walter Fauntroy’s worrisome absence comes amid legal, financial problems (MLK pal)

    03/22/2015 6:05:23 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ian Shapira and Mary Pat Flaherty
    Walter E. Fauntroy had been overseas for months when longtime friends gathered on a March evening to discuss the 82-year-old civil rights legend’s worrisome absence and the legal and financial difficulties engulfing him and his wife. Fauntroy, who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. plan the 1963 March on Washington and became the District’s first congressional delegate in a century, had just missed a huge gathering in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the brutal confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge that helped spur passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. And where was the...
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    03/12/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
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    03/11/2015 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
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