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HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races in Oman 21 January, Muscat, Oman ~ Sweden’s Malin Holmberg on Shadan and local lad Saif Al Balushi on RW Starry Night emerged winners of their respective races to herald the 9th edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival on F…
01.21 / 14:09
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As we start a new year many of us will be aiming to improve our health for 2017, with eating a better diet one of the best ways to boost well-being. Here we round up some reminders of simple changes that can help us improve our diets with expert advice and grocery store guidelines from the University of Kentucky. 1. Eat the rainbow Adding a variety of colourful foods to your plate is one easy way to instantly improve your diet. Replacing some white and brown foods with…
01.21 / 13:55
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Qemazi led a sweep by UAE riders taking the top three spots 14 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ UAE rider Mohammed Ali Ateeq Al Qemazi astride 14-year-old Woodbourne Star Flash won the FEI CEI** 120 Km Endurance Al Reef Cup for the in-form Al Reef Al-Ain Stables in the Saturday, 14 January, race…
01.21 / 13:49
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Robert Redford refused to be drawn on Donald Trump as the Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday, but vowed a popular "movement" would fight funding cuts the incoming president plans to make. Asked his opinion about how filmmaking would be affected after the president-elect's inauguration on Friday, the two-time Oscar winner insisted Sundance doesn't do…
01.20 / 14:51
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Software engineer Ahmed Abu el-Haz was going through a debilitating phase in his life after an operation. Being the dynamic and vibrant person he is, the surgeon’s instructions hit him hard: bed rest for three months.  He fought to think positively, but weary thoughts consumed him. He knew he needed psychological help to get through the dull, repetitive days, but he was bedbound during his recovery.This is when he decided to create Shezlong: a platform to bring…
01.19 / 10:47
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Inspired by the multi-cultural environment in the Middle East where she spent her childhood and in which she currently lives, Kanchan Kulkarni, founder and designer of the Dubai-born International label Kara by KK is definitely a story of success. Specialized in gala-style gowns with an Indo-Arab style, Kulkarni showroom in the heart of Dubai is an overwhelming place featuring vibrant party and bridal couture as well as daily wear crafted from the highest quality silks. "I make things…
01.19 / 09:12
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South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday’s marathon, but the former slave’s road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games. As a teenager Marial was forced to run for his life during Sudan’s long civil war in which he lost 28 members of his family, was kidnapped twice and ended up in servitude. When he fled Sudan he never wanted to run again because of the traumatic memories, but after arriving in the United States as a refugee hi…
01.19 / 04:07
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 Struggling with terrorism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy. Farmland is too parched to cultivate crops and rural protesters have tried disrupting water supplies to the capital, while one legislator is calling for a “thirst revolt”. A lack of rain, combined with years of bad resource management, has left reservoirs and dams at exceptionally …
01.19 / 01:24
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Egyptian actress Entsar expressed her deep love to the theatre, stressing her pride for participating in two theatrical performances during 2016; the first was “Housh Badeia” Badeia’s Courtyard, and the second was “A Single in the Honeymoon”. She stressed that it was a great experience for her to work with Director Galal Al Sharkawy who is keen to keep the identity of Egyptian theatre combining comedy and politics. Entsar signaled that her performance “A Single in the Honeymoon” discuss…
01.18 / 22:43
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Robert De Niro may play the role of Bernie Madoff, the man behind the biggest stock-market fraud in history in HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," but that doesn't mean he understands him. "What he did is beyond my comprehension," the Oscar-winning actor, who has played his share of criminals, said over the weekend at a news conference in the city of Pasadena. The HBO TV film, which will be broadcast in May, features Michelle Pfeiffer as Madoff's wife, Ruth, and is helmed by Barry …
01.18 / 16:57
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British conductor Simon Rattle on Tuesday called for a new concert hall in London to make the city more competitive on the international music scene, as he takes up his baton at the London Symphony Orchestra. He threw his weight behind a £280 million (324 million euro, $347 million) project aimed at creating a "Centre for Music" equipped for the digital era. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new …
01.18 / 16:16
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Even with the difficulties facing Jordan’s important tourism sector, Eastern Holding CEO Majid AlSadi said he plans to build on the success of his award-winning luxury hotel in Amman. With a company portfolio spanning the aviation, hospitality, and manufacturing sectors, Eastern... The post Majid AlSadi: The Art of Hospitality appeared first on Venture Ma…
01.18 / 15:39
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A Russian state-controlled broadcaster on Monday blamed hackers for the embarrassing leak online of the final episode of the BBC drama Sherlock a day before it was due to air. Russia's Channel One was set to broadcast the final episode of the fourth series of the popular detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch on Monday just after midnight Moscow time (2100 GMT), simultaneously with Britain. But the full episode professionally dubbed into Russian by the channel was leaked…
01.18 / 15:35
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Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood's opposition to the Republican…
01.18 / 15:14
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An Indian court Wednesday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in a case of keeping firearms illegally. The court in the western Indian state of Rajasthan's Jodhpur city held the 51-year-old actor "not guilty" by giving him the "benefit of doubt," saying that the prosecution had not been able to prove that he used firearms to kill endangered black bucks nearly two decades ago. During the course of the trial, Khan's lawyer had argued that the actor only possessed air guns and…
01.18 / 13:53
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Donald Trump, whose early-morning rants and policy pronouncements on Twitter have left the world hanging on his every typed word, said he doesn't like using the social media platform in comments to air Wednesday. "I don't like tweeting," Trump told Fox News's "Fox & Friends" program. "I have other things I could be doing. But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it's my only way that I can counteract," he said in excerpts of the interview released late…
01.18 / 12:12
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Lebanese-Columbian music star Shakira suggested an antidote for violent conflict and divisive populism: Get more kids in pre-school. She urged world and business leaders at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum on Monday to support efforts to feed, educate and care for underprivileged children. “Today’s babies will drive tomorrow’s business. Their capacity to contribute will shape tomorrow’s societies, will solve tomorrow’s problems,” the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador devoted to e…
01.18 / 03:45
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Actress Emma Stone believes it is possible for an actor to have a film career and find love. The “La La Land” star, who is still very close to her ex-partner Andrew Garfield despite their split, says balancing a career in the film industry and having a family and love life is all “just about prioritising,” reported Contactmusic. “I don’t think it’s mutually exclusive, career or love. Meryl Streep seems very in love with her husband. That’s a very great family and she’s the best there is. …
01.18 / 03:44
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The UAE’s quest to ensure sustainable development while achieving a perfect balance between economic and social development gets a fillip with the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW, commented a UAE daily. In an editorial on Tuesday, Gulf News said, "As a platform that addresses the interconnected challenges affecting the acceleration and adoption of sustainable development and clean energy, ADSW has come a long way since it was first conceived. The paper went on to say, "Over t…
01.17 / 15:34
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US reality star Kim Kardashian West made a visit to one of Dubai’s leading medical spas, where she was treated for psoriasis, a condition characterized by dark itchy patches of skin. Kim has been very outspoken about her battle with psoriasis. The combination of jet-lag and long travel triggered a breakout; luckily Kim’s best friend Carla Dibello brought her to CosmeSurge, where she was offered a warm UAE welcome and quickly treated by reputed German-trained dermatologist, Dr. Pegah Deh…
01.17 / 12:11
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