Daily Archives: October 25, 2013

Close of Abu Dhabi’s First International Meeting on Radiation Protection Marks Major Regional Progress

Close of Abu Dhabi’s First International Meeting on Radiation Protection Marks Major Regional Progress
2013-10-25 16:02:44

WAM ABU DHABI, 25 October 2013 (WAM) – Hundreds of radiation protection experts from around the globe gathered in Abu Dhabi this week as the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR,) in collaboration with the U.A.E. Government, welcomed the 2nd annual International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection. This event was organized by the International Commission of Radiological Protection (ICRP) and held from 22-24 October in Abu Dhabi.

Over the three days of the event, members of the ICRP discussed the key findings of their research surrounding radiation protection across varying industries. The event’s session focused on a variety of topics including: the impact of radiation on the human body; new frontiers of preparedness following the 2011 events in Fukushima, Japan; best practices for managing naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM); Safe use of radiation in the healthcare industry and the impact of radiation on the environment.

Major participation from regional stakeholders, including many representatives from GCC nations, demonstrated the eagerness of participants from across the gulf to better understand and apply safety best practices throughout the region.

“The high attendance of regional stakeholders at the ICRP symposium has been outstanding” said Dr. William D. Travers, Director General, FANR. “Bringing the international radiation protection community together for this event has brought some of the most dynamic minds in their industries to Abu Dhabi, sharing industry best practices which can be applied directly in the UAE and across the GCC.” WAM/TF

Preparatory workshop for GCC- Egyptian Economic Forum held at MoFA

Preparatory workshop for GCC- Egyptian Economic Forum held at MoFA
2013-10-25 14:39:55

WAM ABU DHABI, 25th October, 2013 (WAM)–A preparatory workshop for the GCC- Egyptian Economic Forum, slated for December in Cairo, has been held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Besides the UAE, the workshop was attended by the representatives from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and the General Secretariat of the GCC, as well as a number of representatives from local major companies.

The workshop focused on the preparations for the forum, which aims to support the Egyptian government through pumping more GCC investments in all sectors into Egypt.

The U.A.E. delegation was chaired by Khalid Ghanem Al Ghaith, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs.

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Nahyan receives Abu Dhabi Group of FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013

WAM Abu Dhabi, 25th October 2013 (WAM) — Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Chairman of General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and head the higher organising committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013, received on Friday at his palace members of the Abu Dhabi group, which is hosting the Group A matches and qualifying and final matches.

Present Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Deputy Chairman of General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, and chairman of Abu Dhabi Group, Abdul Mohsen Al Dosari, member of the higher organising committee, Mohammd bin Badawa, Director of the Tournament, heads and coordinators of Abdu Dhabi Group’s committees, FIFA team work and heads of Italian and Brazilian teams.

Sheikh Nahyan lauded efforts made by Abu Dhabi group and other groups, which he said, they had formed a well-nit circle that seeks to raise the U.A.E.’s flag a loft before the whole world. He praised the Abu Dhabi Group for shouldering all responsibilities and obligations assigned to it.

Sheikh Nahyan expressed gratitude and thanks to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of Emirates, and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, for dedicating all resources to make the country’s hosting of the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 a success.

He also paid tribute to H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Honorary Chairman of the U.A.E. Football Association, for his incessant support for the popular game.

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UAE takes first slot in MENA in Global Gender Gap Report 2013

WAM Geneva, 25th October 2013 (WAM) — The UAE has led the Middle East and North Africa for having the narrowest gender gap thanks to its approach to adequately capitalize on investments in education and success in health, education, political and economic participation, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, publihsed on Friday by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

The UAE has scored high in gender equality in education attainment as the report measures ratios of female literacy rate over male value, female net primary enrolment rate over male value, female net secondary enrolment rate over male value and female gross tertiary enrolement ratio over male value.

” The highest placed country in the Middle East and North Africa is the United Arab Emirates which has achieved parity in education,” the report noted.

”Nevertheless most countries in the region, including Bahrain (112th), Qatar (115th) and others are still failing to adequately capitalize on the investments in education through greater economic and political contributions from women.” The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of definite if not universal improvements in economic equality and political participation between the sexes, according to the report .

The eighth annual edition of the Report ranks 136 countries on their ability to close the gender gap in four key areas: economic participation and opportunity, political empowerment, health and survival, educational attainment, political participation and economic equality. Of the 133 countries that were measured in both 2012 and 2013, 86 actually improved their gender gap during this time.

Overall, the Report finds Iceland the most advanced country in the world in terms of gender equality for the fifth year running. It, along with Finland (2nd), Norway (3rd) and Sweden (4th), has now closed over 80% of its gender gap. These countries are joined in the top 10 by the Philippines, which enters the top five for the first time, Ireland (6th), New Zealand (7th), Denmark (8th), Switzerland (9th) and Nicaragua (10th).

Elsewhere, in 14th place Germany is the highest-placed individual G20 economy, although it falls one place from 2012. Next is South Africa (17th, down one), the United Kingdom (level on 18th) and Canada (up one to 20th). The United States comes 23rd, also down one place since 2012. After South Africa, the next highest BRICS nation is Russia (61st), followed by Brazil (62nd), China (69th) and India (101st).

At the global level, the Report finds that in 2013, 96% of the health and survival gender gap has now been closed. It is the only one of the four pillars that has widened since the Report was first compiled in 2006. In terms of education, the global gender gap stands at 93%, with 25 countries having closed their gaps completely. The gender gaps for economic equality and political participation are only 60% and 21% closed respectively, although progress is being made in these areas, with political participation narrowing by almost 2% over the last year. In both developing and developed countries alike, relative to the numbers of women in tertiary education and in the workforce overall, women’s presence in economic leadership positions is limited.

”Countries will need to start thinking of human capital very differently – including how they integrate women into leadership roles. This shift in mindset and practice is not a goal for the future, it is an imperative today,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

“Both within countries and between countries are two distinct tracks to economic gender equality, with education serving as the accelerator. For countries that provide this basic investment, women’s integration in the workforce is the next frontier of change. For those that haven’t invested in women’s education, addressing this obstacle is critical to women’s lives as well as the strength of economies,” said Saadia Zahidi, co-author of the Report and Head of the Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme.

The Global Gender Gap Report’s index assesses 136 countries, representing more than 93% of the world’s population, on how well resources and opportunities are divided among male and female populations. The Report measures the size of the gender inequality gap in four areas: Economic participation and opportunity – salaries, participation and highly skilled employment Educational attainment – access to basic and higher levels of education Political empowerment – representation in decision-making structures Health and survival – life expectancy and sex ratio WAM/TF

جواهر القاسمي تترأس الاجتماع السنوي الثالث لمجلس إدارة نادي سيدات الشارقة

جواهر القاسمي / نادي سيدات الشارقة / اجتماع.

الشارقة في 25 اكتوبر / وام / ترأست قرينة صاحب السمو حاكم الشارقة سمو الشيخة جواهر بنت محمد القاسمي رئيسة مجلس إدارة نادي سيدات الشارقة بحضور الشيخة بدور بنت سلطان القاسمي نائب رئيس مجلس نادي سيدات الشارقة يوم أمس الأول الإجتماع السنوي الثالث لمجلس إدارة النادي وذلك في مقر المكتب التنفيذي لسموها .

وجرى خلال الاجتماع استعراض نتائج عمل العام الحالي وتقييم الأداء ومناقشة خطط وبرامج عمل النادي للعام 2014 بالإضافة إلى عرض الخطط المستقبلية المقترحة لتطوير المشاريع والأنشطة المقدمة في مسعى لتوسيع نطاق الإستفادة من الخدمات التي يقدمها النادي.

وثمنت سموها الجهود المثمرة التي بذلها فريق نادي سيدات الشارقة طوال تلك السنوات والتي حفلت بالكثير من الإنجازات والفعاليات والأنشطة التي ذاع صيتها محليا وعالميا .. كما قدمت سموها الشكر الخاص للفريق لنجاحه في تحقيق الرؤية والتطلعات التي وضعت منذ تأسيس النادي فقد أصبح ملاذ المرأة لمزاولة هواياتها وتنمية ملكاتها الإبداعية وأضحى النادي مكملاً لدور الأسرة في تنشئة أجيال قادرة على البذل والعطاء وهو الهدف الرئيسي الذي أنشئ من أجله النادي عام 1982 .

وأعربت سموها عن شكرها لصاحب السمو الشيخ الدكتور سلطان بن محمد القاسمي عضو المجلس الأعلى للإتحاد حاكم الشارقة لسعي سموه الحثيث واهتمامه الدائم بتذليل كافة العقبات التي واجهت تطور النادي وتلبية مختلف الاحتياجات ومتابعته المستمرة لعمليات التطور سواء للنادي الرئيسي أو لفروعه ما كان له بالغ الأثر في إبراز دور النادي محلياً وعالميا.

واستعرضت الشيخة بدور بنت سلطان القاسمي خلال الاجتماع استراتيجية وموازنة النادي للعام 2014 ورؤية مجلس الإدارة في الإستفادة من الميزانية المخصصة في تنفيذ أكبر عدد من المشاريع الجديدة والارتقاء بالخدمات والأنشطة المقدمة بما يخدم المجتمع والسيدات في الشارقة والإمارات.

وقدمت الشيخة بدور شرحا حول الأداء العام لقاعة الجواهر للمناسبات وما أنجزنه منذ افتتاحها بداية العام الحالي .. واستعرضت خلال الاجتماع تفاصيل الميزانية للعام 2014 والخطة الاستراتيجية المقترحة للترويج للقاعة واستقطاب المزيد من الفعاليات والأنشطة المحلية والعالمية خلال العام المقبل .. مؤكدة أن ادارة النادي تسعى إلى ايجاد شراكات طويلة الأجل مع مختلف القطاعات المجتمعية بالإضافة إلى اعتماد آليات مبتكرة لتحفيز الموظفين على تقديم الأفضل.

وناقش الإجتماع أبرز إنجازات نادي سيدات الشارقة وقاعة الجواهر للمؤتمرات والمناسبات خلال عام 2013 كما تم تقديم مقترحات كفيلة بتطوير مختلف مرافق النادي والخدمات التي يتم تقديمها للمرأة والطفل على حد سواء الى جانب التطرق لمقترح إستحداث فرع جديد للنادي في منطقة الجرينة.

حضر الإجتماع أعضاء مجلس إدارة نادي سيدات الشارقة سوسن جعفر مؤسس وعضو مجلس الأمناء لجمعية أصدقاء مرضى السرطان ونورة النومان مدير عام المكتب التنفيذي لقرينة حاكم الشارقة وإرم مظهر علوي المستشار الإداري في المكتب وأميرة بن كرم رئيس مجلس سيدات أعمال الشارقة وخولة جاسم السركال مدير نادي سيدات الشارقة.

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