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February 22, 2022

SULTAN AL QASIMI RECEIVES SHARJAH CERTIFICATION AS A HEALTHY CITY

His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received this Monday morning at El Badi Palace, the Sharjah certification as a Healthy City for the second time, as declared by the World Health Organisation.

The Sharjah’s accreditation for international eligibility comes after 100% fulfillment of the requirements and standards of healthy cities, within the World Health Organisation’s regional network, with an increase of 12% of the conditions met for the first time.

Throughout its journey, Sharjah has made qualitative leaps in the health sector and infrastructure development in line with its goals and visions, [...]

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February 6, 2022

Camilla will be Queen: Queen Elizabeth II backs Camilla to be future queen in platinum jubilee message

Sunday marks the queen’s platinum jubilee, a first for a British monarch

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has used the historic milestone of her Platinum Jubilee to redefine the future of the monarchy, calling for the Duchess of Cornwall to be known as Queen Camilla when Charles becomes King.

Transcript of Queen Elizabeth II’s address to the UK on the eve of the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne:

Tomorrow, 6 February, marks the 70th anniversary of my accession in 1952. It is a day that, even after 70 years, I still remember as much for the death of my father, King George VI, as for the start of my [...]

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February 5, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth plummets $29bn as Meta’s share price sinks

Mr Zuckerberg is now 12th on Forbes’ list of real-time billionaires, below Indian business moguls Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani.

Zuckerberg lost $29 billion in net worth after Meta’s stock plunged by 26 per cent. In total, his net worth is $85 billion, while Adani’s stands at $90.1 billion and Ambani’s is $90 billion.

According to AP, the decline could be attributed to Meta’s investment into Reality Labs segment, which includes its virtual reality headsets and augmented reality technology. Meta invested more than $10 billion in Reality Labs segment  in 2021.

Additionally, recent privacy changes by [...]

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January 26, 2022

Президент Владимир Путин на совещании с правительством сообщил, что знаком с дискуссией о регулировании криптовалют.

“ЦБ не стоит у нас на пути технического прогресса и сам предпринимает необходимые усилия для того, чтобы внедрять новейшие технологии в эту сферу деятельности”, — сказал глава государства.

Российский лидер объяснил позицию регулятора высокой волатильностью криптовалют, из-за чего расширение деятельности в этой сфере несет высокие риски прежде всего для россиян.

“Хотя, конечно, есть у нас здесь и определенные конкурентные преимущества, особенно в так называемом майнинге”, — сказал Путин.

Среди них он выделил профицит электроэнергии и кадровый потенциал страны.

Президент добавил, что попросил правительство и ЦБ прийти к единому мнению [...]

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January 26, 2022

BIS Innovation Hub to focus on CBDC, payments, DeFi and green finance in 2022 work programme

In 2022, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub will launch new projects into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), next generation payments systems and Decentralised Finance (DeFi), expanding its portfolio of explorations seeking to develop new technological public goods for central banks. The Innovation Hub’s work programme will also see new projects in green finance, regulatory and supervisory technology and cyber security.

This year marks a new phase in the Innovation Hub’s expansion, with the first projects in the London and Nordic Hub Centres; the expected opening of the Eurosystem and Toronto centres; and the [...]

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December 31, 2021

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Launches “Meditation in Colour” – a Wellness-Inspired Voyage Through Art

The experience created by The Pearl Spa and Wellness and We Love Art guides guests on journeys of meditation and painting

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach and the region’s premier painting experience, We Love Art, have jointly announced the launch of Meditation In Colour at The Pearl Spa and Wellness Jumeirah. The sessions immerse guests into the emancipating world of meditation before allowing them to unleash their abstract creativity on canvas, all under the guidance of experienced artists.

Combining We Love Art’s accessible painting experiences with The Pearl Spa and Wellness’ expertise on mindfulness, visualization and relaxation meditation, the [...]

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December 31, 2021

Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. retail sales grew 8.5%* this holiday season

It’s been a resurgent season for retailers as consumers stocked their carts with gifts and gadgets. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, holiday retail sales excluding automotive increased 8.5% year-over-year this holiday season, running from November 1 through December 24. Notably, online sales grew 11.0% compared to the same period last year, the preliminary insights show. Mastercard SpendingPulse measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. “Shoppers were eager to secure their gifts ahead of the retail rush, with conversations surrounding supply chain and labor supply issues sending consumers online and to stores in droves,” said Steve [...]

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December 31, 2021

Dubai Chamber Announces Shift to 4.5-Day work week

Dubai Chamber has announced that it will shift to a 4.5-day work week starting January 3, 2022, in a move that falls in line with a newly approved work week for UAE federal government employees.

The official working hours will be 9 working hours per day Monday-Thursday, from 8am until 5pm, and four working hours on Friday (8am-12pm).

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources proposed the new workweek following comprehensive benchmarking and feasibility studies reflecting potential impacts of the move on the economy, social and family ties and the overall wellbeing of people in the UAE.

Currently, the Chamber offers 50 smart services to [...]

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