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Timings for taking Sharjah driving licence tests extended

Timings for taking Sharjah driving licence tests extended

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The move will benefit a large number of applicants daily. The timings to conduct driving tests in Sharjah have been extended by two-and-a-half hours to accommodate larger number of applicants daily, it was announced on Sunday. Accordingly, the timings for conducting the test now are from 7.30am to 7.30pm instead of the earlier 7.30am to 5pm. Lt.-Col. Majid Al Nuaimi, head of drivers licensing section, said the move is aimed at helping the maximum number of driving licence applicants give their tests at the earliest "instead of waiting for months". "We are making all efforts to help the new drivers get their driving licences in the shortest time possible," said Lt.-Col. Al Nuaimi. Source
Weather: Maximum temperature touches 49°C in UAE

Weather: Maximum temperature touches 49°C in UAE

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The relative humidity will increase by the night. There is a possibility of slight drop in the temperature today in the UAE. The weather will get generally hot and hazy, National Center of Meteorology(NCM) said. The maximum temperature recorded in the country stood at 49 degree celsius on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/RoN2LxJ5z9 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) July 15, 2018 Some low clouds will appear eastwards and may become convective at times by afternoon along the mountains, NCM added. Light to moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times, and may cause blowing of dust over some exposed areas. The relative humidity will increase by the night and early morning over some coastal areas. The sea will be rough in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in th
Cebu Pacific to strictly enforce hand-carry luggage policy by July 17

Cebu Pacific to strictly enforce hand-carry luggage policy by July 17

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Cebu Pacific said Friday it will strictly enforce its policy on the accepting passengers’ hand-carry baggages. “Beginning July 17, 2018, Cebu Pacific will strictly enforce our policy on hand-carry baggage acceptance,” the budget airline said in an advisory. “Passengers are allowed one carry-on or hand-carry baggage inside the cabin, with a maximum weight of seven kilograms and dimension of 56cm x 36cm x 23 centimeters for Airbus flights and 56cm x 35cm x 20cm for ATR flights,” it said. In addition to one carry-on baggage, each passenger may also bring a laptop in its own bag or a handbag. “Adult passengers traveling with infants may carry-on one baby bag, aside from their allowed hand-carry baggage,” Cebu Pacific said. The move is line with the carrier’s effort to streamline
Family stuck in Dubai with no money, visa for 8 years

Family stuck in Dubai with no money, visa for 8 years

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The kids haven't gone to school in years. Filipina expat Michelle, 46, used to run a travel and ticketing agency. She sponsored and facilitated visas and tickets for tourists. However, many of her clients absconded; leaving her with heavy immigration penalties. Her business closed down in 2009 and she has been overstaying since then after incurring huge debts from various banks. A mother of two - 20-year-old and 12-year-old - she now pins her hope on the upcoming amnesty program to legalise her stay, and also of her children, in Dubai. "I've been living here for 23 years," Michelle shares with Khaleej Times. "I arrived in 1995 and initially worked for six years at an American fast food company. Then I worked in an advertising firm as a secretary, in charge of handling our staff's ...
LIST: Things you must not put inside your balikbayan box

LIST: Things you must not put inside your balikbayan box

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Each year, OFWs tightly wrap their own balikbayan boxes containing various items, such as imported canned good, toiletries, household items, electronics, toys, among others, intended for their families back home. While OFWs want to share the fruits of their hard work with their loved ones, some items are banned for entry to the Philippines. To make sure that your boxes will arrive in time without any questioning, here’s the list of the banned items as per the Bureau of Customs: – Any goods manufactured in whole or in part of gold, silver or other precious materials and alloys with the stamp, brand, or mark not indicating the fineness of the quality of metals and alloys used. – Any adulterated or misbranded food products for human consumption. – Written or printed goods, nega
Weather: Maximum temperature touches 51°C in UAE

Weather: Maximum temperature touches 51°C in UAE

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The lowest temperature stood at 27.7 degree Celsius. The UAE recorded one of the hottest days of the season on Tuesday with the maximum temperature touching 51 degree Celsius at Saih Al Salem. Four places in the country recorded temperature above 50 degree Celsius. pic.twitter.com/9aJf2Do203 — المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) July 10, 2018 The lowest temperature stood at 27.7 degree Celsius. The National Center of Meteorology, NCM, said the weather shall continue to be hot and hazy at times with rise in temperature. Some low clouds will appear eastward and may become convective at times by afternoon. Light to moderate winds will blow in general, freshening at times and may cause blowing of dust over some exposed areas, NCM added. The relative humidity will increa
Advisory Council discusses draft law on workers’ support fund

Advisory Council discusses draft law on workers’ support fund

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The Advisory Council which met yesterday with Speaker H E Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud in the chair, referred a draft law for establishing workers’ support and insurance fund to the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee for consideration and report thereon to the Council. The Advisory Council continued consideration of its agenda, discussing a draft law establishing the fund. Under the draft law a fund named “Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund” is to be established, and shall have independent legal personality and budget and will be under the Council of Ministers. The fund’s aim is to provide the necessary financial resources to support and insure the workers and to pay their dues decided by the Dispute Resolution Committees. The fund’s resources include 60% from t
New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

New HR Law: Longer Leaves, Shorter Working Hours

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It’s time to revisit our working hours, official leaves, and vacations because a new Human Resources (HR) Law of Dubai Government has been approved! It includes longer leaves, career growth opportunities, and special provisions for people of determination, the Dubai Media Office reported. The new HR Law — which promotes greater work-life balance, job security, and enhanced creativity — has been approved recently by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. HH Sheikh Mohammed Approves New HR Law Last April, HH Sheikh Mohammed instructed the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) to update the HR Law. He emphasized the need to meet global standards in terms of supporting female employees as we
10 Best Countries To Work Abroad In For OFWs

10 Best Countries To Work Abroad In For OFWs

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Finding work abroad is easier than you realize. With the increasing number of in-demand jobs in factory work, sales and accounting, nursing, entertainment, engineering, and tech, getting a job abroad is only a matter of being handed the right information, diligently doing your research, and finding the job that best suits you. For Filipinos, the top destinations include the United States (3.4 million Filipino residents), Saudi Arabia (1.5 million OFWs), Canada (842,651 Filipinos), and the United Arab Emirates (679,819 Filipinos). Runners-up include Malaysia, Australia, Qatar, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Kuwait. If it’s your first time looking for a job a broad, it might be best to know not only the go-to countries of OFWs but also the places around the world that are, in fact, ben
Man divorces wife of 14 years because she hates Messi

Man divorces wife of 14 years because she hates Messi

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They had met during the 2002 World Cup. A Russian man filed for divorce after a fight ensued between him and his wife over the Argentinian football star, Lionel Messi. According to the Mirror, the man relates: "She told me that from the beginning of this World Cup, Messi didn't know how to play, especially after fumbling the penalty kick against Iceland." When the Argentinians won over the Nigerians, he celebrated the win, but he and his wife of 14 years started fighting again. He lost his cool and gave her his honest opinion regarding the 'vain' Christiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese national team. By the next morning, he had packed his bags and headed straight to the Chelyabinsk courthouse in the Ural mountains to ask for a divorce. Ironically, the duo had met at a bar w...
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