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  1. D for Dubai Dilemma

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2009-01-01

    Dubai property developer Nakheel-part of the debt-laden Dubai World conglomerate-announced on November 26 that it is seeking to suspend trading of its Islamic bonds, the NASDAQ Dubai bourse said. Dubai World asked creditors for a six-month "standstill" on its debt repayment, including $3.5 billion in Nakheel bonds that mature on December 14. Will this new financial problem in the Middle East cause more damage to the still-struggling world economy? Tao Dong, an economist specializing in Asian affairs at the Hong Kong-based Credit Suisse First Boston, offered insights on his blog on November 29.

  2. A Glimpse Of Dubai

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    2004-01-01

    <正>I knew nothing else about Dubai in the Middle East except its sweltering heat, dry and petroleum until early this year when I passed it. I was surprised by its great changes.As the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai

  3. Dubai's Economic System

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    Looney, Robert E.

    2006-01-01

    The Milken Institute Review, Fourth Quarter 2006. It seemed a routine business deal, though surely a large one by any standard: P&O Group of Britain (including P&O’s assets in the United States) was being acquired by Dubai Ports World, the fast-growing Dubai port operator, for $6.8 billion. Overnight, the transaction became Topic A in the U.S. Congress and Fox News. Dubai, the Persian Gulf destination probably best known in America as Michael Jackson’s next stop after Neverl...

  4. Dubai: a City of Hope?

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    Lina Abirafeh

    2007-01-01

    The City of Hope is an organisation offering refuge for abused women in Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has started to acknowledge the social problems accompanying its phenomenal economic growth but is it doing enough to tackle the scourge of human trafficking?

  5. Dubai: a City of Hope?

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    Lina Abirafeh

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available The City of Hope is an organisation offering refuge for abused women in Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has started to acknowledge the social problems accompanying its phenomenal economic growth but is it doing enough to tackle the scourge of human trafficking?

  6. Dubai gas lift automation

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    Coltharp, E.D.; Khokhar, M.

    1984-09-01

    Dubai Petroleum Company has recently installed a computer gas lift surveillance and gas lift gas injection control system in the Fateh and S.W. Fateh Fields located in the southern part of the Arabian Gulf. This system is the fourth generation of the computer control system installed in California in 1971 by Conoco, Inc. This paper describes the advantages and problems in this system to monitor and control the gas lift operation of 116 wells through 30 intelligent remote terminal units (RTU). In addition, this system monitors the condition of critical operational

  7. Dubai : foreclosure of a dream.

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    Christopher M. Davidson

    2009-01-01

    Glitzy Dubai, long considered the new Monte Carlo or the Las Vegas of the Middle East, has suff ered one of the worst crash landings of this global recession. Dubai might be considered a bellwether of the global credit crunch. Until recently touted as a beacon of progress in an otherwise unstable region, the tiny emirate’s seemingly innovative economic and political model is now unravelling, with no end in sight to the uninterrupted stream of bad news. Construction has...

  8. Emergency medicine in Dubai, UAE.

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    Partridge, Robert; Abbo, Michael; Virk, Alamjit

    2009-08-18

    Dubai has rapidly risen to prominence in the Persian Gulf region as a center of global commerce and tourism and as a cultural crossroad between East and West. The health-care infrastructure has undergone rapid development. Collaborations with academic medical centers now exist to advance clinical care, teaching and research. Emergency medicine has also advanced and is undergoing dynamic change. Dubai may soon emerge as a regional leader in emergency medicine training and practice.

  9. Architektursprache von Luxushotels in Dubai, VAE

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    Lorenz, Susanne

    2010-01-01

    Many luxury hotels in Dubai seem to establish by their architecture, which is in many cases spectacular, multifaceted and rather obvious references to their location Dubai. In the dissertation, the question will be examined if they really always bear a reference to Dubai, e.g. by using regionally meaningful motifs, or borrowing from the indigenous architecture or from Islamic architecture. A selection of five star hotels located at different places in Dubai which were operating in 2005 are th...

  10. Ocular dirofilariasis in Dubai, UAE.

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    Mittal, Mamta; Sathish, K R; Bhatia, Prashant G; Chidamber, B S

    2008-01-01

    A rare occurrence of ocular subconjunctival dirofilariasis in a 53-year-old healthy Indian male working in Dubai, UAE presenting with an acute red eye is reported. Surgical excision under topical anesthesia was carried out uneventfully in the outpatient clinic. The live worm removed from the subconjunctival space was identified as Dirofilaria repens on the basis of microscopic examination and histopathology. Surgical excision of subconjunctival dirofilariasis is safe in an outpatient setting and curative precluding the need for further systemic antihelminthics.

  11. Dubai turmoil before and after the bailout

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    Zubair HASAN

    2009-01-01

    This note explains the circumstances that created the recent economic turmoil in Dubai. It analyses the consequences of the bailout the government ultimately enforced. It questions the role rating agencies play in such crises and suggests regulation of their activities. Finally, it warns of challenges Dubai is likely to face in years ahead.

  12. Ocular dirofilariasis in Dubai, UAE

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    Mittal Mamta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A rare occurrence of ocular subconjunctival dirofilariasis in a 53-year-old healthy Indian male working in Dubai, UAE presenting with an acute red eye is reported. Surgical excision under topical anesthesia was carried out uneventfully in the outpatient clinic. The live worm removed from the subconjunctival space was identified as Dirofilaria repens on the basis of microscopic examination and histopathology. Surgical excision of subconjunctival dirofilariasis is safe in an outpatient setting and curative precluding the need for further systemic antihelminthics.

  13. Dubai: A City of Deception

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    Celik, Binevs; Awad, Aisha; Kara, Atakan; Angell, Joshua; Kirkan, Türkan

    2015-01-01

    This paper attempts to undercover the reasons as to why exploitation is such a key social issue in the UAE. More specifically, the problem area narrows this down to focus on the male construction workforce in Dubai, seeing as this is the largest group of migrant workers. The structure of the project follows our train of thought. We maintain that certain social, economic and legal mechanisms found with Dubai’s urban structure, are responsible for putting this group of workers are a disadvantag...

  14. Dubai: where oil makes the difference

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    Waghorn, R.

    1985-01-01

    A mutually beneficial partnership between Conoco and the Sheikhdom of Dubai has continued to grow since oil was discovered in 1966. The Ruling Family has coupled economic development with liberalism, stressing diversification of industry and trade. Strategically located on the Arabian Gulf, Dubai serves as a major port of entry to the Arabian peninsula. Petroleum activity includes the world's largest man-made port, support operations and computerized warehousing for four offshore fields. Dubai has used its oil revenues to modernize. An international workforce represents 28 nationalities. 1 figure.

  15. LEARNING FROM DUBAI: IS IT POSSIBLE?

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    Jensen, Boris Brorman

    2013-01-01

    appear to pale in comparison to those of Dubai, a key to understanding the Gulf city lies in seeing how it partially cites and incorporates well-regarded planning and design traditions. It is this excessive citation and its amplification in terms of size, repetition, and class segregation that are Dubai...... of the city to appear to date. Remarkable aspects of Dubai, such as the size and theming of real estate projects and the speed of urbanization, are situated in their local and global architectural, political, and economic contexts. Planning tactics and strategies are explained. The visually arresting aspects...

  16. Dubai Tower%迪拜高塔

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    2005-01-01

    @@ The design for RMJM 83-storey Dubai Tower is a dynamic and elegantly proportioned skyscraper, rising over 400 metres above the Arabian Gulf. Situated at the prominent water' s edge, this crystalline glass tower is intended to provide an iconic and symbolic reference for Dubai in the neighbouring city of Doha, Qatar. The development will contain world-class retail, offices,hotel, serviced apartments and residential units.

  17. Psychiatric Services in Dubai (A Short Descriptive Report)

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    Al Mualla, Saoud

    2011-01-01

    The paper gives an account of psychiatric services in Dubai (U.A.E). It describes the unique demographic constitution of Dubai and its complex health system. It also discusses the reasons behind the primitiveness of psychiatry in comparison to other medical specialties and services, especially considering the wealth of Dubai. The paper then goes…

  18. LEARNING FROM DUBAI: IS IT POSSIBLE?

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    Jensen, Boris Brorman

    2013-01-01

    of the city to appear to date. Remarkable aspects of Dubai, such as the size and theming of real estate projects and the speed of urbanization, are situated in their local and global architectural, political, and economic contexts. Planning tactics and strategies are explained. The visually arresting aspects......In the last few years, the Persian Gulf city of Dubai has exploded from the Arabian sands onto the world stage. Oil wealth, land rent, and so-called informal economic practices have blanketed the urbanscape with enormous enclaved developments attracting a global elite, while the economy runs...... of architecture are critiqued but also placed within a holistic view of the city that takes in the less sensational elements, such as worker camps and informal urban spaces. In my chapter, I describe the kinds of formal experimentation that are occurring in Dubai. Although even Las Vegas’s teachable excesses can...

  19. Dubai. Cidade do Espectáculo

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    Luís Diogo Alves Paula de Sousa

    2012-01-01

    Assistimos nas duas últimas décadas e a uma velocidade estonteante, à transformação da pequena aldeia piscatória do Dubai num dos principais destinos turísticos de luxo do mundo.Detentora de múltiplos records do guiness, tais como o do edifício mais alto quot;Burj Khalifa, ou do hotel mais luxuoso do mundo quot;Burj al Arab, o Dubai tornou-se numa das cidades mais mediáticas da actualidade.Para isso, a arquitectura parece ter desempenhado um papel fundamental. Foi através da espectacularidade...

  20. Optimization of the energy performance of shipbuilding halls in Dubai; Optimalisatie energieprestatie van scheepshallen in Dubai

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    Wang, Xichun; Yu, Bing [Royal Haskoning Consulting Company, Shanghai (China); Luscuere, P. [Divisie Gebouwinstallaties, Haskoning Nederland, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    2010-03-15

    This article describes the optimization of the energy performance of three shipbuilding halls in Dubai Maritime City (DMC) in Dubai, using the simulation programs EnergyPlus, Designbuilder and WINDOW5. The energy performance of the building envelope is primarily optimized by means of external sun blinds. In simulations the energy performance of shipbuilding halls was examined while using air-cooled and water-cooled cooling units. Based on the results the designers optimized the energy performance of the shipbuilding halls. [Dutch] In dit artikel wordt de optimalisatie van de energieprestatie van drie scheepshallen in Dubai Maritime City (DMC) te Dubai beschreven, waarbij de simulatieprogramma's EnergyPlus, Designbuilder en WINDOW5 zijn gebruikt. De energieprestatie van de bouwenvelop is primair geoptimaliseerd met externe zonwering, Met simulaties is gekeken naar de energieprestatie van de scheepshallen bij toepassing van luchtgekoelde en watergekoelde koelunits. Op basis van de resultaten hebben de ontwerpers de energieprestatie van de scheepshallen geoptimaliseerd.

  1. Vertical landscraping, a big regionalism for Dubai.

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    Wilson, Matthew

    2010-01-01

    Dubai's ecologic and economic complications are exacerbated by six years of accelerated expansion, a fixed top-down approach to urbanism and the construction of iconic single-phase mega-projects. With recent construction delays, project cancellations and growing landscape issues, Dubai's tower typologies have been unresponsive to changing environmental, socio-cultural and economic patterns (BBC, 2009; Gillet, 2009; Lewis, 2009). In this essay, a theory of "Big Regionalism" guides an argument for an economically and ecologically linked tower typology called the Condenser. This phased "box-to-tower" typology is part of a greater Landscape Urbanist strategy called Vertical Landscraping. Within this strategy, the Condenser's role is to densify the city, facilitating the creation of ecologic voids that order the urban region. Delineating "Big Regional" principles, the Condenser provides a time-based, global-local urban growth approach that weaves Bigness into a series of urban-regional, economic and ecological relationships, builds upon the environmental performance of the city's regional architecture and planning, promotes a continuity of Dubai's urban history, and responds to its landscape issues while condensing development. These speculations permit consideration of the overlooked opportunities embedded within Dubai's mega-projects and their long-term impact on the urban morphology.

  2. Eestlased vahendavad Dubais kinnisvara / Gert D. Hankewitz

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    Hankewitz, Gert D.

    2006-01-01

    TietoEnatori endine arendusjuht Margus Käosaar avas koos kaheksa eestlasega juunis Araabia Ühendemiraatides kinnisvaravahendusportaali. Vt. samas: Kohaliku tuttava kaudu kinnisvara vahendama; Meeskonnas tuntud firmade ekstöötajad; Uus Maa juht: Dubai huvitab eliiti; Kohaliku olu tundmine annab võimaluse

  3. Evidence from the national health account: the case of Dubai

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    Hamidi S

    2014-01-01

    Samer Hamidi School of Health and Environmental Studies, Hamadan Bin Mohammad Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Introduction: National health accounts (NHAs) provide useful information to aid in understanding the health care financing system. This article aims to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai using data from the NHA. We also aim to compare the provider structure of financing schemes in Dubai with those of the State of Qatar and selected Organization for Ec...

  4. Cyber-security in smart cities: The case of Dubai

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    Efthymiopoulos, Marios-Panagiotis

    2016-01-01

    The city of Dubai emerges as a leading partner in not only technology innovation but also designed infrastructure and strategic security. There is a strategy, which will globally add the city and leadership to the leading smart cities of the world. Considering current and future challenges, the strategic aim is to "smart" wire the city of Dubai by 2020. Dubai is a city of strategic technology, innovation and management. It is a global, vibrant and emerging economy among others, that can becom...

  5. Mental health of dubai medical college students.

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    Ahmadi, Jamshid; Galal Ahmed, Mohammed; Ali Bayoumi, Fatehia; Abdul Moneenum, Abeer; Alshawa, Haya

    2012-01-01

    Considering the association between medical school dropout and psychiatric distress, we aimed to assess the prevalence of psychiatric distress among medical students at Dubai Medical College. One hundred and three medical students were chosen randomly and were assessed by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). The mean age for the students was 18.85 year (Minimum: 17, Maximum: 22), and 90.3% were between 18 and 20 years old. The mean of GHQ score was 16.46. Of the participants, 47 (45.6%) were found to be in normal range (GHQ mean College students reported a significant level of psychiatric distress, however, it should not be underestimated, and actions should be taken to encourage Dubai Medical College students to get help from for psychiatric services for their emotional problems. The risk factors as well as the protective factors must be identified in nation-wide studies to promote mental health of medical students.

  6. LEARNING FROM DUBAI: IS IT POSSIBLE?

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    Jensen, Boris Brorman

    2013-01-01

    In the last few years, the Persian Gulf city of Dubai has exploded from the Arabian sands onto the world stage. Oil wealth, land rent, and so-called informal economic practices have blanketed the urbanscape with enormous enclaved developments attracting a global elite, while the economy runs on a huge army of migrant workers from the labor-exporting countries of the Indian Ocean and Eurasian regions. The speed and aesthetic brashness with which the city has developed have left both scholarly ...

  7. 阿联酋迪拜地铁%Dubai Rapid Link Wins Dubai Metro Constrution Contract

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    开文

    2005-01-01

    2005年5月29日阿拉伯联合酋长国第二大城市迪拜市与Dubai Rapid Link联合体签定了69.7km地铁设计、建设合同,合同额34亿美元,另外签定了5.13亿美元的15年维修合同。Dubai Rapid Link联合体以日本Mitsubishi公司为首,其它3家公司是日本的Obayashi、Kajima,土耳其的Yapi Merkezi。

  8. Novembri hädaturg - Dubai / Romet Kreek

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    Kreek, Romet, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    Novembris osutus europõhiselt maailma halvimaks aktsiaturuks Araabia Ühendemiraatide Dubai börs, mis kukkus kuu ajaga 33 protsenti. Investorid kardavad, et majandussurutis kukutab nafta hinda edasi ning kompaniid vähendavad kulutusi. Vt. samas: 10 halba aktsiaturgu novembris; 10 head aktsiaturgu novembris. Diagramm: Dubai börsi indeks

  9. Dubai to take control of its oil production

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    Anon

    2006-09-15

    The government of Dubai is to take control of the emirate's oil production. From 2nd April, 2007, the foreign consortium responsible for nearly all of Dubai's production will cease to operate the concession and be replaced by a new state-owned company, bringing to an end an era that has lasted over forty years. (author)

  10. Novembri hädaturg - Dubai / Romet Kreek

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    Kreek, Romet, 1972-

    2008-01-01

    Novembris osutus europõhiselt maailma halvimaks aktsiaturuks Araabia Ühendemiraatide Dubai börs, mis kukkus kuu ajaga 33 protsenti. Investorid kardavad, et majandussurutis kukutab nafta hinda edasi ning kompaniid vähendavad kulutusi. Vt. samas: 10 halba aktsiaturgu novembris; 10 head aktsiaturgu novembris. Diagramm: Dubai börsi indeks

  11. Dubai World - suure kriisi järgmise mulli lõhkemine / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Finantskriisist Dubais. Araabia Ühendemiraatide valitsus on veendunud, et Dubai suudab oma hiigelehitistest tekkinud laenud ise tasuda. Pilvelõhkujaid ja tehissaari on Dubais kerkinud rohkelt, enamik neist on veel pooleli. 1970. aastatel rajati Jebel Ali sadam, 2001. a. hakkas kerkima tehissaar Palm Jumairah, maailma kõrgeim pilvelõhkuja Burj Dubai (818 m) peaks vastu võetama 4. 01. 2010

  12. Dubai World - suure kriisi järgmise mulli lõhkemine / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Finantskriisist Dubais. Araabia Ühendemiraatide valitsus on veendunud, et Dubai suudab oma hiigelehitistest tekkinud laenud ise tasuda. Pilvelõhkujaid ja tehissaari on Dubais kerkinud rohkelt, enamik neist on veel pooleli. 1970. aastatel rajati Jebel Ali sadam, 2001. a. hakkas kerkima tehissaar Palm Jumairah, maailma kõrgeim pilvelõhkuja Burj Dubai (818 m) peaks vastu võetama 4. 01. 2010

  13. Coastal zone management in Dubai with reference to ecological characterization along Dubai Creek

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    Al Zahed, Khalid

    2008-01-01

    Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a dynamic process in which a coordinated strategy is developed and implemented for the allocation of environmental, socio-cultural, and institutional resources to achieve the conservation and sustainable multiple use of the coastal zone. The present study titled “Coastal Zone Management in Dubai with reference to ecological characterization” is an effort to consider critical water quality and ecological issues in the current and f...

  14. Patient dose monitoring in Dubai in radiography and interventional procedures.

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    AlSuwaidi, J S; AlMazrouei, N K; Pottybindu, S; Siraj, M; Mathew, D; Al Blooshi, A A; Kuriakose, V P

    2015-06-01

    This paper presents ongoing actions in Dubai on patient dose monitoring in digital radiographic examinations, mammography, interventional procedures, and dental radiological procedures. The aim of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is to move towards the establishment of local diagnostic reference levels. DHA has participated in national and regional projects under the umbrella of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The need for local radiation protection educational programmes and wider patient dosimetry monitoring and recording emerged from this work.

  15. SUSTAINABILITY OF THE DUBAI MODEL OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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    Al Shama, Nada

    2014-01-01

    Dubai’s rapid double-digit economic growth was severely challenged by the global financial crisis of 2007, which raised many concerns questioning the sustainability of the Dubai model of economic development and the viability of the emirate’s economic managerial practices. Although the economic landscape of Dubai has experienced a significant transformation over the last two decades, from a basic traditional economy of US $ 17.9 billion in 2001 to a diversified non-oil dependent economy of US...

  16. Events Marketing Model of Dubai Shopping Festival

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    K. Prakash Vel

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Cities and places have become major destinations through taking the extra mile of creativity and offering a well-researched package of offerings through systematically planned events. One such leading example in the list of successful festivals that have earned a global reputation due to its uniqueness and creative event offerings is the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF in the United Arab Emirates. This paper is a case study based description of the internal and external drivers involved in planning and implementing a global event successfully and has captured the various drivers through a structured framework. The analysis serves as a good addition to the existing literature on ‘Events Marketing’. 

  17. Automatic Road Network Map Update for the City of Dubai

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    Marti, Paula; Al Hammadi, Omran; Napiorkowska, Milena; Constantini, Fabiano; Callejas, Alberto; Smith, Garin; Petit, David

    2016-08-01

    Dubai is a modern city which is growing at a fast pace, constantly changing and developing. The application presented in this paper is part of the "Smart Application for Feature extraction & 3D modelling using high resolution satellite Imagery (SAFIY)" project, whose main aim is to develop satellite data applications to help the government in Dubai to get up-to-date information on features such as water bodies, vegetation areas, buildings and roads. In this paper we present an application to automatically update the road network map for the city of Dubai using very high resolution satellite imagery, Deimos-2 and DubaiSat-2 at 0.75 cm resolution. Deimos-2 and DubaiSat-2 have been recently included as third party contributors to the Copernicus constellation.The algorithms implemented use unsupervised and supervised classification techniques to extract the road pixels. Special road objects such as roundabouts or bridges are also detected using algorithms based on feature descriptors, designed to match the specific characteristics of those objects. Finally, the system identifies the changes in roads and objects from the current road network map in order to update the map. The city of Dubai is 4,114 km and has many different types of neighbourhoods from suburbs to very densely populated areas. Overall, we propose a novel end to end system that automatically updates a road network map and allows a user to manually correct them so that the final resulting map is usable.

  18. Evidence from the national health account: the case of Dubai.

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    Hamidi, Samer

    2014-01-01

    National health accounts (NHAs) provide useful information to aid in understanding the health care financing system. This article aims to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai using data from the NHA. We also aim to compare the provider structure of financing schemes in Dubai with those of the State of Qatar and selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The author analyzed secondary data published in NHAs for Dubai and Qatar, and data collected by the OECD countries and publicly available from the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), for 25 OECD countries for comparative analysis. All health financing measures used are as defined in the international System of Health Accounts (SHA). In Dubai, only 33% of current health expenditure (CHE) is funded by the government. However, the public sector is the main source of health funding in Qatar and most OECD countries, with an average of 79% and 72%, respectively. Households in Dubai spent about 22% of CHE, equivalent to an average US$187 per capita, ranking the highest among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and compared with 20% of CHE across OECD countries. Hospitals in Dubai accounted for 48% of CHE, which is much higher than Qatar (40%) and the OECD average (36%). The Dubai health care financing system differs substantially from that in OECD countries, as it is more private oriented. The findings point to several potential opportunities for growth and improvement. Policy areas that may be addressed using the information presented in this article are broad and include the following: shift from hospital care to ambulatory and day care, sustainability of health finance, shift the cost of health care to the private sector, introduce cost-containment measures, revise payment systems for health providers, and produce subnational accounts for non-communicable diseases. More investment in the translation of national health account data into policy

  19. Evidence from the national health account: the case of Dubai

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    Hamidi S

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Samer Hamidi School of Health and Environmental Studies, Hamadan Bin Mohammad Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Introduction: National health accounts (NHAs provide useful information to aid in understanding the health care financing system. This article aims to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai using data from the NHA. We also aim to compare the provider structure of financing schemes in Dubai with those of the State of Qatar and selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD countries. Methods: The author analyzed secondary data published in NHAs for Dubai and Qatar, and data collected by the OECD countries and publicly available from the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat, for 25 OECD countries for comparative analysis. All health financing measures used are as defined in the international System of Health Accounts (SHA. Results: In Dubai, only 33% of current health expenditure (CHE is funded by the government. However, the public sector is the main source of health funding in Qatar and most OECD countries, with an average of 79% and 72%, respectively. Households in Dubai spent about 22% of CHE, equivalent to an average US$187 per capita, ranking the highest among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC countries, and compared with 20% of CHE across OECD countries. Hospitals in Dubai accounted for 48% of CHE, which is much higher than Qatar (40% and the OECD average (36%. Conclusion: The Dubai health care financing system differs substantially from that in OECD countries, as it is more private oriented. The findings point to several potential opportunities for growth and improvement. Policy areas that may be addressed using the information presented in this article are broad and include the following: shift from hospital care to ambulatory and day care, sustainability of health finance, shift the cost of health care to the private sector, introduce cost-containment measures, revise

  20. Neonatal sepsis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Koutouby, A; Habibullah, J

    1995-06-01

    The case records of all neonates admitted to the neonatal unit of Al Wasl Hospital (Dubai) in a period of 60 months (May 1987-April 1992) were analysed. One-hundred-and-six neonates had confirmed sepsis. The most common causative organisms were Group B Streptococci (23 per cent), E. coli (17 per cent), Staph. epidermidis (17 per cent), and Klebsiella pneumoniae (16 per cent). Group B Streptococcus presented as the most common organism in very early (< or = 24 hours) and early onset (2-6 days) of sepsis (34 per cent, 21/61), Klebsiella pneumoniae (24 per cent), Staphylococcal epidermidis (18 per cent) and Candida (13 per cent) were most common organisms causing late onset of sepsis (7-30 days). Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae had highest mortality (71 per cent, 5/7; and 59 per cent, 10/17, respectively). Lowest mortality (4 per cent, 1/25) was observed in Group B Streptococcus sepsis. Prematurity, low birth weight, and nosocomial sepsis were high risk factors associated with fatal outcome.

  1. Suicide in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Koronfel, Abbas A

    2002-03-01

    The annual rate of suicide in Dubai between 1992 and 2000 was 6.2/100,000. There was a non- significant peak incidence in November while July recorded the lowest incidence. Fridays showed the lowest incidence with no significant difference between Muslims and non-Muslims. Victims were predominantly male expatriates with no significant difference between Muslims and non-Muslims. However, a significant increase in the number of non-Indian female expatriates was recorded. The majority of victims were of the age group 21-40 with a significant increase in teenaged females and teenaged citizens. Hanging was the commonest method for committing suicide. Females and non-Indian expatriates resorted significantly to jumping from a high and self-poisoning. The age of the victim had no effect on the choice of the method used to commit suicide. The majority of incidents took place in the victim's own house. A suicide note was left behind in 5% of cases. History of psychological illness or trauma was available in 9.7% of cases. In these cases, depressive illness and recent unemployment were the major triggers for suicidal impulse. A total of 27.7% of screened victims tested positive for alcohol and were predominantly males with no significant difference between Muslims and non-Muslims.

  2. Spectrum of pediatric renal diseases in dubai.

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    Abou-Chaaban, M; Al Murbatty, B; Majid, M A

    1997-01-01

    A total of 712 patients with renal problems, aged 13 years or below (mean age 4.12 years) were seen in the Department of Health and Medical Services Hospitals in Dubai in the period from 1991 to 1996. The male to female ratio was 1:1.1. UAE citizens constituted 32% of the total, with a male to female ratio of 1:1.2. Nephrotic syndrome (26.3%) had the highest prevalence among the renal diseases seen, followed by urinary tract infection (19.1%), glomerulonephritis (GN) (9.7%), congenital renal anomalies (9.7%), and chronic renal failure (CRF) (7%). Congenital renal anomalies were the main cause of CRF in our patients followed by GN. Acute renal failure (ARF) occurred in 1.4% of the patients and was not an alarming problem; it had an uncomplicated course and good prognosis. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis was the mode of replacement therapy for patients with end-stage renal disease. Eight patients underwent renal transplantation; one cadaver donor, four living non-related donor (abroad) and three living related donor.

  3. The urban development in Dubai : A descriptive analysis

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    Fazal, Fatema

    2008-01-01

      The aim of this paper is to analyse the urban development in Dubai by means of the fourquadrant model, presented by DiPasquale and Wheaton, which represents the market for real estate use and assets. The focus is on factors such as economic growth, access to oil, population growth and the incentive of the government to promote developments in Dubai, to study how they affect the real estate market. It is observed how all these factors contribute to the expansion of the construction sector an...

  4. The delocalisation of DIFC arbitration in Dubai and the enforcement of arbitral awards

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    Maniruzzaman, Munir; Almutawa, Ahmed M.

    2013-01-01

    This article aims to provide an overview and appraisal of the developments of international arbitration in Dubai. Dubai, beacon for the growth of international arbitration in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf [hereinafter referred to as the Cooperation Council (GCC)], is on the verge of achieving its goal of becoming an international centre of arbitration. As such, a closer look is necessary regarding the growing role of the Dubai International Financial Centre (hereinaf...

  5. Developing the desert:the pace and process of urban growth in Dubai

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    Nassar, Ahmed K.; Blackburn, George Alan; Whyatt, Duncan

    2014-01-01

    It is generally acknowledged that Dubai is a rapidly developing urban area which has grown to support a large human population within a hyperarid environment. However, no publicly accessible information exists concerning the rate or form of the urbanization process in Dubai. Therefore, this investigation used a time series of remotely sensed data to quantify land cover change in Dubai emirate between 1972 and 2011. A hybrid classification method accurately discriminated urban and other land c...

  6. Steering Dubai's Education Reform through Incentive and Accountability Drivers

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    Thacker, Simon

    2014-01-01

    As Dubai has grown over the last two decades, the demand for private education has grown with it, a reflection of the number of expatriates settling in the city and the various curricula on offer to cater to expatriates. Given the city-state's unique context (in which a majority of the population are expatriates, not Emiratis), the immediate challenge for this new public institution was to...

  7. Application of queuing model in Dubai's busiest megaplex

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    Bhagchandani, Maneesha; Bajpai, Priti

    2013-09-01

    This paper provides a study and analysis of the extremely busy booking counters at the Megaplex in Dubai using the queuing model and simulation. Dubai is an emirate in UAE with a multicultural population. Majority of the population in Dubai is foreign born. Cinema is one of the major forms of entertainment. There are more than 13 megaplexes each with a number of screens ranging from 3 to 22. They screen movies in English, Arabic, Hindi and other languages. It has been observed that during the weekends megaplexes attract a large number of crowd resulting in long queues at the booking counters. One of the busiest megaplex was selected for the study. Queuing theory satisfies the model when tested in real time situation. The concepts of arrival rate, service rate, utilization rate, waiting time in the system, average number of people in the queue, using Little's Theorem and M/M/s queuing model along with simulation software have been used to suggest an empirical solution. The aim of the paper is twofold-To assess the present situation at the Megaplex and give recommendations to optimize the use of booking counters.

  8. Suurvõlgnik Dubai avab kõrgeima torni / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Dubais avati maailma kõrgeim hoone Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). Pilvelõhkuja on 818 meetrit kõrge. Hoone arhitektiks on ameeriklane Adrian Smith. Samal teemal ka artikkel "Tuul Araabia imepurjedes" lk. 2. Lühidalt tuntumatest pilvelõhkujatest

  9. Suurvõlgnik Dubai avab kõrgeima torni / Liisi Poll

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    Poll, Liisi, 1980-

    2010-01-01

    Dubais avati maailma kõrgeim hoone Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa). Pilvelõhkuja on 818 meetrit kõrge. Hoone arhitektiks on ameeriklane Adrian Smith. Samal teemal ka artikkel "Tuul Araabia imepurjedes" lk. 2. Lühidalt tuntumatest pilvelõhkujatest

  10. Effect of Population Growths on Water Resources in Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates

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    Al-Nuaimi, Hind S.; Murad, Ahmed A.

    The Emirate of Dubai is situated to the north of the United Arab Emirates on the Arabian Gulf. Due to its political stability and strong economy, people are continuing to immigrate to Dubai and this will enhance the stress on water resources. Therefore, demands for water will increase significantly in Dubai. The scarcity of water resources in Dubai is evident. The total production of water in the Dubai has increased to 61,478 million gallons in 2004. About 58,808 million gallons has been produced from the desalination plants in 2004. The production of freshwater from the main aquifers is about 2763 and 2655 million gallons for the years 2003 and 2004, respectively. The reduction of groundwater in 2004 may be ascribed to the low amount of rainfall and to the decreasing capacity of the aquifers. Treated wastewater is another source for water whose quantity was increased from 72 m3 to about 107 m3 in 2000 and 2004, respectively. The increase in water production in Dubai to meet the demand corresponds to population growth and this might be attributed to the political stability and strong economy. Moreover, major problems related to the water resources have appeared and affected the availability of freshwater in Dubai. These problems include: lowering water level and groundwater deterioration. This paper is aimed to assess the impacts of population growth on water resources in Dubai.

  11. Medical Cosmopolitanism in Global Dubai: A Twenty-first-century Transnational Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Depot.

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    Inhorn, Marcia C

    2017-03-01

    Dubai-one of the seven United Arab Emirates and the Middle East's only "global city"-is gaining a reputation as a transnational medical tourism hub. Characterized by its "medical cosmopolitanism," Dubai is now attracting medical travelers from around the world, some of whom are seeking assisted conception. Dubai is fast becoming known as a new transnational "reprohub" for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), the variant of in vitro fertilization designed to overcome male infertility. Based on ethnographic research conducted in one of the country's most cosmopolitan clinics, this article explores the ICSI treatment quests of infertile men coming to Dubai from scores of other nations. The case of an infertile British-Moroccan man is highlighted to demonstrate why ICSI is a particularly compelling "masculine hope technology" for infertile Muslim men. Thus, Muslim men who face barriers to ICSI access in their home countries may become "reprotravelers" to Dubai, an emergent ICSI depot.

  12. Mitochondrial DNA control region variation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Alshamali, Farida; Brandstätter, Anita; Zimmermann, Bettina; Parson, Walther

    2008-01-01

    249 entire mtDNA control region sequences were generated and analyzed in a population sample from Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates. The control region was amplified in one piece and sequenced with different sequencing primers. Sequence evaluation was performed twice and validated by a third senior mtDNA scientist. Phylogenetic analyses were used for quality assurance purposes and for the determination of the haplogroup affiliation of the samples. Upon publication, the population data are going to be available in the EMPOP database (www.empop.org).

  13. Road traffic accidents in Dubai, 2002-2008.

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    Al Marzooqi, Ali Hassan; Badi, Mohamed; El Jack, Aizeldin

    2010-07-01

    Road traffic injuries (RTIs) are among the leading causes of mortality in Dubai, and the burden of the problem on the health system is vast. This study aims to explore trends in road traffic accidents and to identify the most common factors associated with RTIs. A cross-sectional study was conducted using secondary data for the period from 2002 to 2008. Dubai reported steadily increasing numbers of road traffic injuries, from 2203 in the year 2002 to 3043 in the year 2008, representing a 38% increase. The associated mortality showed the same trend with an overall increase of 54% during the same period. The age distribution of road traffic injuries per 100 000 in the population shows 2 peaks in the age groups 18 to 26 years and 63 to 71 years. The trend of road traffic fatalities is increasing among UAE nationals as well as expatriates. RTIs were found to be more frequent on roads with high speed limits and with the presence of trucks. Further research is needed to identify associated risk factors.

  14. Characteristics of gonococci isolated from men with urethritis in Dubai.

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    Al-Hattawi, K; Ison, C A

    1996-02-01

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae were collected from men attending out-patient clinics in Dubai. The susceptibility to a range of therapeutic antibiotics and their auxotype and serotype was determined. The plasmid content of all penicillinase-producing strains was also analysed. Thirty-six strains of N. gonorrhoeae were isolated from specimens collected from 79 patients over a 24-day period. Of the 36 isolates, 9(25%) were penicillinase-producing N. gonorrhoeae (PPNG) and 15 (42%) were chromosomally resistant N. gonorrhoeae (CMRNG). CMRNG exhibited higher levels of resistance to cefuroxime, chloramphenicol, tetracycline and erythromycin than PPNG. All isolates were susceptible to ceftriaxone and spectinomycin. Three (8%) isolates showed reduced susceptibility (MIC, > or = 0.25 mg/l) to ciprofloxacin. Six isolates of PPNG carried the 4.4 MD and three the 3.2 MD penicillinase encoding plasmid. The total gonococcal population was phenotypically diverse, with 12 serovars, 6 auxotypes and 21 A/S classes. Gonorrhoea was found to be a major cause of urethritis in Dubai and the strains exhibited high levels of resistance to penicillin.

  15. Fires and related incidents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2006–2013

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    Mohammad A. Alqassim

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Fire incidents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, reported to the Forensic and Mechanical Engineering section of the Dubai Police Forensic Laboratory during 2006–2013 were reviewed. A detailed examination of more than 5000 incidents, representing a wide range of fire types is presented. Statistical comparisons on the type of incident and the cause and origin of the fire have been evaluated. City areas covered by each police station are also identified. The outcomes of the study indicate that more than one third of the total number of incidents involved motor vehicles and these accounted for more than half of all deliberately set fires in Dubai. A further one third of the incidents reviewed were in residential units. Electrical failures were shown to pose the highest risk of accidental fire and the Bur Dubai Police Station was the busiest in terms of fire investigation caseload.

  16. Effects of Outsourcing Food and Beverage Functions on Customers' Perceptions of Hotels' Service Quality in Dubai

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    Valeva, Yana Ilieva

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this study is the customers’ perceptions of service quality in Dubai Hotel Industry. Dubai is one of the newest and most successful tourist destinations that build and develop itself in days of intense competition and globalization. Every well established International brand in Hospitality in today’s world is presented in this tourist destination. This fact has created great opportunities for hotels to link up with aspiring restaurateurs who can give individuality to their restau...

  17. Obchodní a kulturní zvláštnosti - Dubai

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    Heisigová, Adriána

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this bachelor thesis is to define business and cultural customs of Dubai. Through the use of an interview and my own observation it was possible to either confirm or disconfirm generally known facts and create a source of basic information about Dubai, which is applicable to tourists, as well as to potential business partners from abroad. The first chapter is focused on brief history, natural and geographical conditions, it describes the political situation and analyses the economi...

  18. Health services financing and delivery: analysis of policy options for Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Hamidi S

    2015-01-01

    Samer Hamidi School of Health and Environmental Studies, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Introduction: A national health account (NHA) provides a systematic approach to mapping the flow of health sector funds within a specified health system over a defined time period. This article attempts to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates using data from NHAs, and to compare the functional structures of financing schemes in Duba...

  19. Assessment of contaminants in Dubai coastal region, United Arab Emirates

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    Al-Darwish, H. A.; Abd El-Gawad, E. A.; Mohammed, F. H.; Lotfy, M. M.

    2005-12-01

    Coastal uses and other human activities have inevitably impinged on the Gulf environment; therefore, these regions require continuous monitoring. The investigated area covered the maximum fragments of Dubai coastal region in the Arabian Gulf. The determination of major oxides and trace metal concentrations in Dubai sediments revealed three heavily and moderately contaminated regions. One is in the far northeastern part at Al-Hamriya Sts 1 3 and contaminated by Fe, Cu, Pb, and Zn; the second is in the mid-northeastern part at Dry Docks and contaminated by Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn; and finally, the third is in the near southwestern part at Dubal and contaminated by Fe, Mg, Cr, Ni, and Zn. Al-Hamriya St 3 represented the highest values of Cu, Pb, and Zn, whereas Dubal exhibited the maximum values of Fe, Mg, Ba, Cr, Mn, Ni, and V. The anthropogenic discharge and natural deposits are the main sources of contamination. In general, all trace and major elements showed the minimal levels at Jebel Ali Sanctuary (Sts 11, 12, 13) except for Sr and Ca, which showed their maximum values. The highest concentrations of Ca and Sr are mainly attributed to carbonate gravel sands and sands, which cover most stations. Each of V and Ni showed negative correlation with TPH, which may be indicated that the source of oil contamination in the region is not related to crude oil but mostly attributable to anthropogenic sources. The significant positive correlation, which was found between trace metals and TOC indicates that organic matter plays an important role in the accumulation of trace metals in case of Cu, Zn, and Pb.

  20. The medico-legal scene in Dubai: 2002-2007.

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    Benomran, Fawzi A

    2009-08-01

    Various characteristics of the medico-legal scene in Dubai are described, along with an overview of all cases examined over a period of 6 years. During the period of study, a total of 17,683 cases were examined in the Department of Forensic Medicine of Dubai Police General Headquarters. This constituted a yearly average of (2947.16). The average annual increment was 11.13%, the percentage of increase between 2002 and 2007 being 68.96%. Of these 10,165 (57.48%) were clinical cases of injuries, 5404 (30.56%) postmortem examinations, 1525 (8.62%) clinical cases of sexual crimes, 409 (2.3%) age estimations, 58 (0.32%) medical responsibility, 20 (0.11%) criminal abortion, 61 (0.34%) civil actions and 38 (0.21%) miscellaneous cases. Of postmortem examinations, 4846 (89.7%) of them were males and 558 (10.3%) females. The age ranged from (0-90) years, with a mean age of 40.5 years. The peak incidence was in the age group (20-50) years, where the extremes of age were least represented (Fig. 1). Only in 361 cases (6.68% of the grand total) the deceased was a local citizen. Autopsies amounted to 394 cases, which constituted 7.29% of the total deaths examined. The four manners of death in descending order of frequency were natural 3003 (55.57%), accidental 1727 (32%), suicidal 498 (9.2%), homicidal 164 (3%). The manner was undetermined in 12 (0.22%) of the cases over the 6 year period.

  1. Health services financing and delivery: analysis of policy options for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Hamidi, Samer

    2015-01-01

    A national health account (NHA) provides a systematic approach to mapping the flow of health sector funds within a specified health system over a defined time period. This article attempts to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates using data from NHAs, and to compare the functional structures of financing schemes in Dubai with schemes in Qatar and selected member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The author analyzed secondary data published in NHAs of Dubai and Qatar and data collected by the OECD countries and publicly available from Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union) of 25 OECD countries for comparative analysis. All health financing indicators used were as defined in the international System of Health Accounts (SHA). In Dubai, spending on inpatient care was the highest-costing component, with 30% of current health expenditures (CHE). Spending on outpatient care was the second highest-costing component and accounted for about 23% of the CHE. Household spending accounted for about 22% of CHE (equivalent to US$187 per capita), compared to an average of 20% of CHE of OECD countries. Dubai spent 0.02% of CHE on long-term care, compared to an average of 11% of CHE of OECD countries. Dubai spent about 6% of CHE on prevention and public health services, compared to an average of 3.2% of CHE of OECD countries. The findings point to potential opportunities for growth and improvement in several health policy issues in Dubai, including increasing focus and funding of preventive services; shifting from inpatient care to day surgery, outpatient, and home-based services and strengthening long-term care; and introducing cost-containment measures for pharmaceuticals. More investment in the translation of NHA data into policy is suggested for future researchers.

  2. Skeletal Manifestations of Scurvy: A Case Report from Dubai

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    Shahryar Noordin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Nutritional deficiencies are rarely reported in developed countries. We report a child of Pakistani origin brought up in Dubai who developed skeletal manifestations of scurvy due to peculiar dietary habits. Case Presentation. A 4.5 year old boy presented with pain and swelling of multiple joints for three months and inability to walk for two months. Dietary history was significant for exclusive meat intake for the preceding two years. On examination the child’s height and weight were below the 5th percentile for his age. He was pale and tachycardic. There was significant swelling and tenderness over the wrist, knee and ankle joints, along with painful restriction of motion. Basic blood workup was unremarkable except for anemia. However, X-rays showed delayed bone age, severe osteopenia of the long bones, epiphyseal separation, cortical thinning and dense zone of provisional calcification, suggesting a radiological diagnosis of scurvy. The child was started on vitamin C replacement therapy. Over the following two months, the pain and swelling substantially reduced and the child became able to walk. Repeat X-rays showed improvement in the bony abnormalities. Conclusion. Although scurvy is not a very commonly encountered entity in the modern era, inappropriate dietary intake can lead to skeletal abnormalities which may be confused with rickets. A high index of suspicion is thus required for prompt diagnosis of scurvy in patients with bone and joint symptoms.

  3. Skeletal manifestations of scurvy: a case report from dubai.

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    Noordin, Shahryar; Baloch, Naveed; Salat, Muhammad Sohail; Rashid Memon, Abdul; Ahmad, Tashfeen

    2012-01-01

    Introduction. Nutritional deficiencies are rarely reported in developed countries. We report a child of Pakistani origin brought up in Dubai who developed skeletal manifestations of scurvy due to peculiar dietary habits. Case Presentation. A 4.5 year old boy presented with pain and swelling of multiple joints for three months and inability to walk for two months. Dietary history was significant for exclusive meat intake for the preceding two years. On examination the child's height and weight were below the 5th percentile for his age. He was pale and tachycardic. There was significant swelling and tenderness over the wrist, knee and ankle joints, along with painful restriction of motion. Basic blood workup was unremarkable except for anemia. However, X-rays showed delayed bone age, severe osteopenia of the long bones, epiphyseal separation, cortical thinning and dense zone of provisional calcification, suggesting a radiological diagnosis of scurvy. The child was started on vitamin C replacement therapy. Over the following two months, the pain and swelling substantially reduced and the child became able to walk. Repeat X-rays showed improvement in the bony abnormalities. Conclusion. Although scurvy is not a very commonly encountered entity in the modern era, inappropriate dietary intake can lead to skeletal abnormalities which may be confused with rickets. A high index of suspicion is thus required for prompt diagnosis of scurvy in patients with bone and joint symptoms.

  4. Dubai: Stadt der Attraktionen. „Image“-Bildung in Architektur und Stadtplanung

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    Krämer, Steffen

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Since the last two decades the city of Dubai permanently comes under fire of international criticism. But the objections mostly refer to political or social defects, and not to the specific urban shape of the city. However, architecture and new urbanism of Dubai show a whole string of innovative formal principles, which can be used for international town planning in future. “Image” is the basic concept to create not only iconic buildings, but new spatial structures, dominated by architectural prospects, axial perspectives or dramatic configurations. Instead of the old grid system in modern town planning new districts of Dubai show remarkable compositions in different clusters of skyscrapers. For that reason “Learning from Dubai” can be a usefulstrategy in contemporary urbanism.

  5. Health services financing and delivery: analysis of policy options for Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Samer Hamidi School of Health and Environmental Studies, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Introduction: A national health account (NHA provides a systematic approach to mapping the flow of health sector funds within a specified health system over a defined time period. This article attempts to present a profile of health system financing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates using data from NHAs, and to compare the functional structures of financing schemes in Dubai with schemes in Qatar and selected member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD. Methods: The author analyzed secondary data published in NHAs of Dubai and Qatar and data collected by the OECD countries and publicly available from Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union of 25 OECD countries for comparative analysis. All health financing indicators used were as defined in the international System of Health Accounts (SHA. Results: In Dubai, spending on inpatient care was the highest-costing component, with 30% of current health expenditures (CHE. Spending on outpatient care was the second highest-costing component and accounted for about 23% of the CHE. Household spending accounted for about 22% of CHE (equivalent to US$187 per capita, compared to an average of 20% of CHE of OECD countries. Dubai spent 0.02% of CHE on long-term care, compared to an average of 11% of CHE of OECD countries. Dubai spent about 6% of CHE on prevention and public health services, compared to an average of 3.2% of CHE of OECD countries. Conclusion: The findings point to potential opportunities for growth and improvement in several health policy issues in Dubai, including increasing focus and funding of preventive services; shifting from inpatient care to day surgery, outpatient, and home-based services and strengthening long-term care; and introducing cost-containment measures for pharmaceuticals. More investment in the translation of

  6. The traditions as tourism product: analysis of the case of Dubai

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    Mauron, Alexandra,; Loretan, Hildegard

    2012-01-01

    Dubai is a trendy touristic destination. The modern city is well-known for its buildings such as Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The purpose of this document is to study the traditions as tourism product of the destination in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), which is an entity of the Government of Dubai. The study is based on the Dubai’s tourism strategy. Tourism is a one the key sector in the economic growth of the emirate. In paral...

  7. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Antibody Reactors Among Camels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2005

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    Alexandersen, S; Kobinger, G P; Soule, G; Wernery, U

    2014-01-01

    We tested, using a low starting dilution, sequential serum samples from dromedary camels, sheep and horses collected in Dubai from February/April to October of 2005 and from dromedary camels for export/import testing between Canada and USA in 2000–2001. Using a standard Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) neutralization test, serial sera from three sheep and three horses were all negative while sera from 9 of 11 dromedary camels from Dubai were positive for antibodies supp...

  8. The Dubai Community Psychiatric Survey: II. Development of the Socio-cultural Change Questionnaire.

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    Bebbington, P; Ghubash, R; Hamdi, E

    1993-04-01

    The Dubai Community Psychiatric Survey was carried out to assess the effect of very rapid social change on the mental health of women in Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. In order to measure social change at an individual level, we developed a questionnaire covering behaviour and attitudes in a wide range of situations, the Socio-cultural Change Questionnaire (ScCQ). In this paper we give an account of the considerations that determined the form of the ScCQ, its structural characteristics, and its validity.

  9. Body weight perception among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Musaiger, A O; bin Zaal, A A; D'Souza, R

    2012-01-01

    This study investigated the body image perceptions among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). A cross-sectional survey was conducted amongst 661 adolescents (324 males; 337 females) aged 12-17 years selected from government schools using a multistage stratified random sampling technique. A pretested validated questionnaire was employed to determine the perception of adolescents toward their weight status. A nine figure silhouette illustration was used to measure perceptions of their ideal body image and how it compares with their current body weight. The results revealed that overweight (18.5%) and obesity (27.2%) were higher among males than in females (13.1% and 20.5% respectively). A high proportion of overweight males and females considered themselves as average (45.0% and 52.3%, respectively). Similarly, 56.9% of obese male and 46.4% of females considered themselves as average weight. Of non-overweight/obese males and females, 27.6% and 39.3% respectively, were pressured by parents to gain weight (p > 0.000). In general overweight and obese adolescents were more likely to face pressure from their parents and teased by friends than non-overweight/obese adolescents. Compared to their current body image, overweight and obese adolescents chose a significantly lighter figure as their ideal (p < 0.000). It is suggested that the current health education curriculum should include information related to healthy body weight and appropriate diet and lifestyle so as to minimize risk of developing distorted body image concerns in adolescence and beyond.

  10. "Selective Cosmopolitans": Tutors' and Students' Experience of Offshore Higher Education in Dubai

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    Kadiwal, Laila; Rind, Irfan A.

    2013-01-01

    As the offshore mobility of higher education has increased in recent times, the question of how it interacts with the recipient cultures has become ever more significant. Using ethnographic methods, this empirical study examined the adaptation of the UK teacher education model--the Postgraduate Certificate in Education--to the context of Dubai.…

  11. Unveiling Third Space: A Case Study of International Educators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Saudelli, Mary Gene

    2012-01-01

    This article highlights one aspect of a case study of international educators at Dubai Women's College (DWC), United Arab Emirates (UAE). It examines perceptions of international educators in third space teaching female Emirati, higher-education students in the UAE. Drawing on third space theory (Bhabha, 1994), this study explored the nature of…

  12. Improved characterization of local seismicity using the Dubai Seismic Network, United Arab Emirates

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    Al Khatibi, Eman; Abou Elenean, K. M.; Megahed, A. S.; El-Hussain, I.

    2014-08-01

    In April 2006, Dubai Municipality established a broadband seismological network in Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This network was the first seismic network in UAE and consists of four remote seismic stations to observe local and regional seismic activity that may have an effect on Dubai Emirate and the surrounding areas. The network exchanges real-time data with the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology in Abu Dhabi, the Earthquake Monitoring Center in Oman and imports in real-time data from few Global Seismic Network stations, which increases the aperture of the network. In April 2012, Dubai Municipality installed an additional five free-field strong motion stations inside the urban area to estimate and publish real-time ShakeMaps for public and decision makers. Although the local seismic activity from April 2006 to June 2013 reflects low seismic activity with the Emirate, it indicates active tectonics in the relatively aseismic northern Oman Mountains region. A few inland clusters of micro-to-small earthquakes have been identified with the new network. A clear cluster of small-to-moderate earthquakes took place in the eastern part of UAE to the east of Masafi, while two clusters of micro-to-small earthquakes took place at Wadi Nazwa and northern Huwaylat. Focal mechanisms of few well recorded earthquakes in this region indicate normal faulting, generally trending NE in parallel to the transition shear zone between the collision at Zagros and the subduction at the Makran zone.

  13. "Selective Cosmopolitans": Tutors' and Students' Experience of Offshore Higher Education in Dubai

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    Kadiwal, Laila; Rind, Irfan A.

    2013-01-01

    As the offshore mobility of higher education has increased in recent times, the question of how it interacts with the recipient cultures has become ever more significant. Using ethnographic methods, this empirical study examined the adaptation of the UK teacher education model--the Postgraduate Certificate in Education--to the context of Dubai.…

  14. Employment of Young Adults with Disabilities in Dubai--A Case Study

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    Alborno, Nadera; Gaad, Eman

    2012-01-01

    The authors investigated the implementation of the United Arab Emirates Federal Law regarding the employment of people with disabilities. They used a case study evaluation of an employment program initiated by a private national landscaping company in Dubai providing training and employment opportunities for young adults with varied physical and…

  15. Model Test Study of the Breakwater at the Dubai Port Terminal in Callao, Peru

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    Andersen, Thomas Lykke; Burcharth, Hans F.

    This report deals with a two-dimensional model test study of the new breakwater for the Dubai Port terminal in Callao, Peru. Two cross-sections were tested namely the outer part of the breakwater (Section C) and a cross-section at the container terminal area (Section A). The length scale used...

  16. Race, space, place: notes on the racialisation and spatialisation of commercial sex work in Dubai, UAE.

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    Mahdavi, Pardis

    2010-11-01

    This paper focuses on the perceived racialisation and resultant spatialisation of commercial sex in Dubai. In recent years, the sex industry in Dubai has grown to include women from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, East Asia and Africa. With the increase in sex workers of different nationalities has come a form of localised racism that is embedded in structures and desires seen within specific locations. The physical spatialisation of sex work hinges on perceived race and produces distinct income generating potential for women engaged in the sex industry in Dubai. The social and physical topography of Dubai is important in marginalising or privileging these various groups of sex workers, which correlates race, space and place with rights and assistance. I begin with a description of the multidirectional flows of causality between race, space, place and demand. I then discuss how these various groups are inversely spatialised within the discourse on assistance, protection and rights. The findings presented here are based on ethnographic research conducted with transnational migrants in the UAE in 2004, 2008 and 2009.

  17. Dubai, Aiming to Be an Academic Hub, Strikes a Deal with Michigan State

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    Krieger, Zvika

    2007-01-01

    Dubai has long competed with its wealthy Persian Gulf neighbors to become a regional hub of higher education. Yet its Knowledge Village, a collection of nearly 20 foreign-university campuses and local educational institutes, has been overshadowed by Qatar's Education City, which is home to the branch campuses of a number of high-profile American…

  18. Human Resource Development through Vocational Education in the United Arab Emirates: The Case of Dubai Polytechnic.

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    Wilkins, Stephen

    2002-01-01

    Data from Dubai Polytechnic and United Arab Emirates government sources indicate that postsecondary private-sector vocational education plays a significant role in the government policy of increasing the proportion of native workers in the labor force. However, private colleges and universities have been hindered by political and economic…

  19. E-Learning in Higher Education--Opportunities & Challenges for Dubai

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    Gokah, Theophilus K.; Gupta, Namrata; Ndiweni, Esinath

    2015-01-01

    E-Learning is becoming a popular delivery method across various universities and colleges in Dubai as the region is experiencing a rapid growth of e-Learning in higher education. Adequate infrastructure, changes in demographic profile, globalization, government initiatives, outsourcing and increasing demand for IT knowledge based jobs are the…

  20. Cal/Val activities for DubaiSat-2 performance assessment

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    Bushahab, A.; Al-Mansoori, S.; Al-Suwaidi, K.; Al Matroushi, Hessa; Al-Tunaiji, E.; Al Shamsi, Meera

    2014-10-01

    Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) was established by the Dubai Government in 2006. After three years of working together with Satrec Initiative (South Korea), EIAST was able to launch DubaiSat-1 on the 29th of July 2009. Building on the success of DubaiSat-1 and the roll out of the knowledge transfer program, UAE engineers were involved in almost 70% of the total build and design of DubaiSat-2. Targeting the commercial market, DubaiSat-2 was launched on the 21st of November 2013 for capturing 1-meter resolution images. The 1st Cal/Val phase was the most critical phase in the satellite life-time, where most of the initial measurements took place. This phase extended over the period of 25/11/2013 till 12/12/2013. Moreover, this phase included most of the relative calibration tasks, color balancing and band matching. 2nd Cal/Val phase included most of the debugging and the pointing accuracy calibration tests. This phase extended over the period of 11/02/2014 till 09/03/2014. This phase emphasized on the calibration of the pointing accuracy. The 3rd Cal/Val phase included fine tuning for the Gyro system to further increase the stability of the satellite and thus improve the pointing accuracy. Moreover, new techniques were implemented to the Pan-Sharpening and to the MTF compensation procedures to enhance the final product. This phase extended over the period of 04/05/2014 till 21/05/2014.

  1. Perception of community pharmacists towards the barriers to enhanced pharmacy services in the healthcare system of Dubai: a quantitative approach

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    Rayes IK; Hassali MA; AR, Abduelkarem

    2015-01-01

    Background: In many developing countries, pharmacists are facing many challenges while they try to enhance the quality of services provided to patients approaching community pharmacies. Objective: To explore perception of community pharmacists in Dubai regarding the obstacles to enhanced pharmacy services using a part of the results from a nation-wide quantitative survey. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to 281 full-time licensed community pharmacists in Dubai. The questionnaire...

  2. The Prevalence and the Determinants of Musculoskeletal Diseases in Emiratis Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Dubai

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    Jamal Al Saleh; Manal EL Sayed; Nahed Monsef; Ebtihal Darwish

    2016-01-01

    Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the Emiratis attending primary health care (PHC) clinics in Dubai. The secondary objective was to study the relationship between age, gender, and body mass index (BMI) and rheumatic diseases in the general population.  Methods: The Prevalence of Rheumatic Diseases and Osteoporosis (PRO) in Dubai study was a cross-sectional study, which randomly enrolled Emiratis’ aged between 18–85 years old who attended one of 13 PHC clinics...

  3. Exploiting Innovation in Dubai SMEs: The Effect of Strategic Orientation on Organizational Determinants

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    Yahya Al-Ansaari; Simon Pervan; Jun Xu

    2014-01-01

    This study investigates the role of strategic orientations of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in an emerging market, namely Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It uses the business-level typology of Miles and Snow (prospector, analyzer, and defender) to examine the effect of strategic orientations on organizational determinants (organizational culture, technology orientation, alliance and cooperation, and market orientation) and their consequences in terms of innovation. Drawing upo...

  4. A qualitative study exploring public perceptions on the role of community pharmacists in Dubai

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    Rayes IK; Hassali MA; AR, Abduelkarem

    2014-01-01

    Background: The role of community pharmacists is very important due to their access to primary care patients and expertise. For this reason, the interaction level between pharmacists and patients should be optimized to ensure enhanced delivery of pharmacy services. Objective: To gauge perceptions and expectations of the public on the role of community pharmacists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Methods: Twenty five individuals were invited to participate in 4 separate focus group ...

  5. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus antibody reactors among camels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2005.

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    Alexandersen, S; Kobinger, G P; Soule, G; Wernery, U

    2014-04-01

    We tested, using a low starting dilution, sequential serum samples from dromedary camels, sheep and horses collected in Dubai from February/April to October of 2005 and from dromedary camels for export/import testing between Canada and USA in 2000-2001. Using a standard Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) neutralization test, serial sera from three sheep and three horses were all negative while sera from 9 of 11 dromedary camels from Dubai were positive for antibodies supported by similar results in a MERS-CoV recombinant partial spike protein antibody ELISA. The two negative Dubai camels were both dromedary calves and remained negative over the 5 months studied. The six dromedary samples from USA and Canada were negative in both tests. These results support the recent findings that infection with MERS-CoV or a closely related virus is not a new occurrence in camels in the Middle East. Therefore, interactions of MERS-CoV at the human-animal interface may have been ongoing for several, perhaps many, years and by inference, a widespread pandemic may be less likely unless significant evolution of the virus allow accelerated infection and spread potential in the human population.

  6. The deubiquitinating enzyme DUBAI stabilizes DIAP1 to suppress Drosophila apoptosis.

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    Yang, C-S; Sinenko, S A; Thomenius, M J; Robeson, A C; Freel, C D; Horn, S R; Kornbluth, S

    2014-04-01

    Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) counteract ubiquitin ligases to modulate the ubiquitination and stability of target signaling molecules. In Drosophila, the ubiquitin-proteasome system has a key role in the regulation of apoptosis, most notably, by controlling the abundance of the central apoptotic regulator DIAP1. Although the mechanism underlying DIAP1 ubiquitination has been extensively studied, the precise role of DUB(s) in controlling DIAP1 activity has not been fully investigated. Here we report the identification of a DIAP1-directed DUB using two complementary approaches. First, a panel of putative Drosophila DUBs was expressed in S2 cells to determine whether DIAP1 could be stabilized, despite treatment with death-inducing stimuli that would induce DIAP1 degradation. In addition, RNAi fly lines were used to detect modifiers of DIAP1 antagonist-induced cell death in the developing eye. Together, these approaches identified a previously uncharacterized protein encoded by CG8830, which we named DeUBiquitinating-Apoptotic-Inhibitor (DUBAI), as a novel DUB capable of preserving DIAP1 to dampen Drosophila apoptosis. DUBAI interacts with DIAP1 in S2 cells, and the putative active site of its DUB domain (C367) is required to rescue DIAP1 levels following apoptotic stimuli. DUBAI, therefore, represents a novel locus of apoptotic regulation in Drosophila, antagonizing cell death signals that would otherwise result in DIAP1 degradation.

  7. Correlates of tobacco use and physical activity among Emirati citizens and non-­‐citizens resident in Dubai, UAE

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    Niyi Awofeso; Samer Hamidi; Anu Rammohan; Carol Wang

    2014-01-01

    Objective: In 2008, Non-Communicable diseases (NCD) accounted for 67% of deaths in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 55% of which occurred prior to age 60 years. We examined correlates of smoking and physical activity among citizens and non-citizens in Dubai, UAE. Method: Data from the 2009 Dubai Health Survey were analysed for this study. For the smoking component, data on 693 eligible individuals (of 5016 who participated in the survey) were analysed using the Pearson’s Chi--‐ Squared te...

  8. Perception of community pharmacists toward their current professional role in the healthcare system of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Rayes, Ibrahim Khalid; Hassali, Mohamed Azmi; Abduelkarem, Abduelmula R

    2015-07-01

    The new paradigm to pharmacy profession has changed the focus of pharmacists from product-centered to patient-oriented. This change has brought new set of beliefs and assumptions on the way services should be delivered to pharmacy clients. The main aim of this study was to explore the perception of community pharmacists on their current professional role in Dubai. Key findings show that community pharmacists are more directed toward business than patients. They almost dispense all categories of medicines over-the-counter without the need of prescriptions. However, a new trend of pharmacists in Dubai is to provide enhanced pharmacy services such as consultation to patients upon request.

  9. Clinical and immunological manifestations in 151 SLE patients living in Dubai.

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    AlSaleh, J; Jassim, V; ElSayed, M; Saleh, N; Harb, D

    2008-01-01

    To gain better understanding of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Dubai we studied the clinical and immunological manifestations in a cohort of 151 patients attended Rheumatology Clinic in Dubai Hospital between January 2002 and January 2007. We found that the female to male ratio was 20.5:1, with a mean age of 35.5 years (0.9). The mean age at disease onset was 28.9 years (0.8) and mean disease duration 6.7 years (0.4). Five-year survival rate in our cohort was 94%. The commonest clinical manifestations in this cohort were arthritis (88%), haematological abnormalities (61.6%), and malar rash (60.3%). Leucopenia, fever, hair loss and proteinuria were observed in approximately half of the patients. Anaemia was found in 44.3% but only 9.9% had haemolytic anaemia. Photosensitive rash was seen in 43% of patients. Approximately one-third of the patients had serositis and mouth ulcers, 30.5 and 27.2% respectively. Vasculitis was observed in 19.2% of patients. Neuropsychiatric manifestations (15.9%), discoid lupus lesions (12.6%), and brain infarcts (13.2%) were infrequent. Subacute cutaneous lupus (6%) was also uncommon. Anti-nuclear antibodies were detected in 98%, anti-double stranded DNA antibodies in 88.7%, anti-Sm antibodies in 19.7%, anti-RNP in 40.4%, anti-Ro antibodies in 52.3% and anti-La antibodies in 19.8%. Anti-cardiolipin IgM and IgG were detected in 25.3 and 22.4%, respectively. This study suggests that Arabs with SLE residing in Dubai have comparable clinical features to their counterparts in other Arab countries and Western countries. The high prevalence of positive anti-Ro antibodies among our Arab patients probably reflects a character, that is, commonly seen in SLE patients of Middle East origin.

  10. Seismic design factors for RC special moment resisting frames in Dubai, UAE

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    Alhamaydeh, Mohammad; Abdullah, Sulayman; Hamid, Ahmed; Mustapha, Abdilwahhab

    2011-12-01

    This study investigates the seismic design factors for three reinforced concrete (RC) framed buildings with 4, 16 and 32-stories in Dubai, UAE utilizing nonlinear analysis. The buildings are designed according to the response spectrum procedure defined in the 2009 International Building Code (IBC'09). Two ensembles of ground motion records with 10% and 2% probability of exceedance in 50 years (10/50 and 2/50, respectively) are used. The nonlinear dynamic responses to the earthquake records are computed using IDARC-2D. Key seismic design parameters are evaluated; namely, response modification factor ( R), deflection amplification factor ( C d), system overstrength factor ( Ω o), and response modification factor for ductility ( R d ) in addition to inelastic interstory drift. The evaluated seismic design factors are found to significantly depend on the considered ground motion (10/50 versus 2/50). Consequently, resolution to the controversy of Dubai seismicity is urged. The seismic design factors for the 2/50 records show an increase over their counterparts for the 10/50 records in the range of 200%-400%, except for the Ω o factor, which shows a mere 30% increase. Based on the observed trends, perioddependent R and C d factors are recommended if consistent collapse probability (or collapse prevention performance) in moment frames with varying heights is to be expected.

  11. A qualitative study exploring public perceptions on the role of community pharmacists in Dubai

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    Rayes IK

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: The role of community pharmacists is very important due to their access to primary care patients and expertise. For this reason, the interaction level between pharmacists and patients should be optimized to ensure enhanced delivery of pharmacy services. Objective: To gauge perceptions and expectations of the public on the role of community pharmacists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE. Methods: Twenty five individuals were invited to participate in 4 separate focus group discussions. Individuals came from different racial groups and socio-economic backgrounds. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Using thematic analysis, two reviewers coded all transcripts to identify emerging themes. Appropriate measures were taken to ensure study rigor and validity. Results: All facilitators and barriers that were identified were grouped into 5 distinct themes. The pharmacist as a healthcare professional in the public mind was the most prominent theme that was discussed in all 4 focus groups. Other themes identified were, in decreasing order of prevalence, psychological perceptions towards pharmacists, important determinants of a pharmacist, the pharmacy as a unique healthcare provider, and control over pharmacies by health authorities. Conclusions: This study provided insight into the way that the public looks at the role of community pharmacists in Dubai. Determinants that influence their perception are the media, health authorities, pharmacist’s knowledge level, attire, nationality, age, and pharmacy location.

  12. Principal leadership style, school performance, and principal effectiveness in Dubai schools

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    Ibrahim, Ali S.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated whether a correlation exists between the principal’s leadership style and both a performance level and b the principal’s effectiveness in schools in Dubai. It also investigated whether the correlations change according to the principal’s gender, years of experience, and the level of the school (primary, intermediate, and secondary. Data on principals’ leadership styles and effectiveness were collected through Avolio and Bass’ (1995 Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ completed by teachers in 34 government schools. Data on school performance were obtained from the 2010 Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau report. The study found that the transformational leadership style was most frequently employed, followed by the transactional style, and then the passive or avoidant style. The study found a positive correlation between the principal leadership style and his/her effectiveness, but found no correlation with school performance. Finally, principal style and effectiveness differed according to the principal’s gender and the level of the school, but not according to the principal’s years of experience. Findings of this study open a new area of research on school principalship, performance, and effectiveness in the UAE.

  13. The operation, products and promotion of waterpipe businesses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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    Joudrey, P J; Jasie, K A; Pykalo, L; Singer, S T; Woodin, M B; Sherman, S

    2016-07-10

    We evaluated the customers, operations, products and advertising of these businesses to explore the unique policy challenges created by the suppliers of waterpipes. We completed a cross-sectional survey consisting of structured site observations and in-person interviews of businesses in New York City, Abu Dhabi and Dubai identified using Google, Yelp, Timeout Dubai and Timeout Abu Dhabi and neighbourhood visits in 2014. Regular customers made up 59% of customers. Franchises or chains were 28% of businesses. Waterpipes made up 39% of sales with 87% of businesses offering food within their menu. Flavoured tobacco made up 94% of sales. Discounts were offered by 47% of businesses and 94% of businesses used advertising, often through social media. The market consists of largely independent businesses, with a large regular customer base, frequently offering diversified services beyond waterpipes. These businesses advertise using both traditional and social media. The economics of waterpipe businesses is very different from the economics of cigarettes, and unique regulatory strategies are needed to control this epidemic.

  14. The impact of organic pollution on the macrobenthic fauna of Dubai Creek (UAE).

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    Saunders, James E; Al Zahed, Khalid Mohammed; Paterson, David M

    2007-11-01

    Dubai Creek is a tidal marine intrusion bisecting Dubai within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The creek extends 14km inland from its opening into the Arabian Gulf, with a narrow lower creek channel leading to a lagoon section in the upper creek. The creek contains numerous sources of organic pollution including sewage outlet flows and boat waste. A survey of the creek was performed, assessing organic pollution, water properties, and the benthic macrofaunal community. The upper creek was heavily polluted with macrofauna communities commonly associated with organic pollution and eutrophication, while the lower creek contained low pollution and relatively healthy macrofauna communities. There is little net tidal flow of water within the creek and residence time in the lagoon is high, which may account for the high organic pollution levels. However, some evidence of the pollution effect moving into the lower creek was found. The results are considered in light of current and historic organic loading within the creek and future developments in the area.

  15. QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF SOME PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ADOLESCENT INDIVIDUALS IN DUBAI.

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    Khansaheb, Hamda; Hussein, Ayman; Hamidi, Samer; Brown, David; Younis, Mustafa Z

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    The United Arab Emirate (UAE) of Dubai, faces significant adolescent health problems. In 2009, evidence based clinical guidelines were developed for primary health care professionals in Dubai to help reduce adolescent health problems. This research study explores adolescents' self-reports about health education services received between 2008 and 2010. The sample consisted of 730 public high school students in grades 10 through 12 between the ages of 15 and 19. 357 (48.9%) of the sample were males and 373 (51.1%) were female. The major language spoken in the home was Arabic (77.4%). All students completed a 27-item survey in Arabic that was adapted from the Young Adult Health Care Survey (YAHCS). The YAHCS is a 56-item research instrument traditionally administered in English and Spanish. The sample reported they had received little or no health education from their health care providers. 94.2% reported receiving no information about using a helmet for bicycle and motorbike safety; 88.2% reported receiving no information about drug use; and 81.9% reported that they received no information about smoking. The instrument also explored the health education material students received within the last 12 months. 65.5% of the sample reported seeing and/or hearing safety tips; 84.9% reported hearing and/or seeing health information about healthy diet, physical activity and exercise; and 79.2% reported seeing and/or hearing information about the risks of smoking and substance abuse.

  16. The prevalence of early postpartum psychiatric morbidity in Dubai: a transcultural perspective.

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    Abou-Saleh, M T; Ghubash, R

    1997-05-01

    There have been numerous studies of the prevalence of postpartum psychiatric illness and its putative risk factors in Western Europe and North America, but very few studies have been undertaken in developing countries, including the Arab world. A total of 95 women admitted to the New Dubai Hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for childbirth were studied. All subjects were assessed in the postpartum period using clinical and socio-cultural instruments, namely the Self-Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ) on day 2 and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) on day 7 after delivery. The prevalence of psychiatric morbidity was 24% according to the SRQ and 18% according to the EPDS. A number of psychosocial factors emerged as putative risk factors for postpartum psychiatric disturbance, including depressive illness. It is concluded that the prevalence of postpartum psychiatric morbidity and its risk factors in this Arab culture are similar to the results obtained in numerous previous studies conducted in industrialized countries. These findings have implications for the early detection and care of women at risk for postpartum psychiatric illness.

  17. The Dubai Community Psychiatric Survey: acculturation and the prevalence of psychiatric disorder.

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    Ghubash, R; Hamdi, E; Bebbington, P

    1994-02-01

    Dubai, an Emirate in the Gulf region, has experienced spectacular social change as a result of the exploitation of its oil reserves. The Dubai Community Psychiatric Survey was designed to study the effects of this social change on the mental health of female nationals. In this paper, we approach the problem by quantifying social change in two main ways: the first focused on social change at the individual level as measured by the Socio-cultural Change Questionnaire (Bebbington et al. 1993). The second examined the effect of social change at the community level by identifying areas of residence at different levels of development. We hypothesized that attitudes and behaviours markedly at odds with traditional prescriptions would be associated with high rates of psychiatric morbidity. On the individual level, the association between psychiatric morbidity and the amount of social change reflected in the behaviours and views of the subjects was not significant. However, there was a significant association between morbidity and between social attitudes and behaviours. At the community level, in contrast, the relationship between psychiatric morbidity and social change was significant: there was more psychiatric morbidity in areas at the extremes of the social change continuum. The hypothesis put forward in this study must be modified accordingly.

  18. Primary Mainstream Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusion of Students with Special Educational Needs in the Private Sector: A Perspective from Dubai

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    Gaad, Eman; Khan, Lavina

    2007-01-01

    One of the main challenges facing primary mainstream teachers in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) stems from the current educational movement towards inclusion. It is an international phenomenon, a process that emphasizes providing special education services to students with special educational needs within the regular classrooms. The…

  19. Complete Genome Sequence of Influenza Virus H9N2 Associated with a Fatal Outbreak among Chickens in Dubai.

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    Lau, Siu-Ying; Joseph, Sunitha; Chan, Kwok-Hung; Chen, Honglin; Patteril, Nissy Annie Gerogy; Elizabeth, Shyna K; Muhammed, Rubeena; Baskar, Vijay; Lau, Susanna K P; Kinne, Joerg; Wernery, Ulrich; Woo, Patrick C Y

    2016-08-18

    We report the complete genome sequence of influenza virus H9N2 associated with a fatal outbreak among chickens in Dubai. All segments are clustered with avian H9N2 viruses circulating in the Middle East but distinct from those in southeast Asia. It is not a reassortant virus or transmitted from other regions.

  20. Evaluating factors affecting the implementation of evidence based medicine in primary healthcare centers in Dubai

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    Albarrak, Ahmed I.; Ali Abbdulrahim, Suhair Aqil; Mohammed, Rafiuddin

    2013-01-01

    Objectives To assess the current evidence based medicine (EBM) knowledge, attitude and perceptions of physicians at Dubai Primary Health Care Sector (PHCS). Further to evaluate barrier and facilitator factors toward implementing the EBM practice. Methodology A cross-sectional study, at Dubai PHCS, UAE between June and August 2010. The survey was composed of two phases. The first phase was a self administrated questionnaire employed for data collection and the second phase was qualitative method, which was in the form of individual interviews. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for data analysis. Results In total 48 participants responded to the survey questionnaire and 13 responded to individual interviews. The response rate was 70.0%. Mean age was 42.18 (SD 10.46). The majority were females (64.6%). The physicians who attended EBM courses reported 70.30% using EBM and showed statistical significance (p = 0.002) from those who did not attend the EBM courses. 65.0% believe that 50–75% of the patients are capable of participating in clinical decision while 71.8% disagreed that the concept of EBM is not applicable to their culture. In addition they showed significance (p = 0.03) between physician beliefs with regard to patient capacity to take decision. About 67.0% of the family physicians were knowledgeable and followed systematic review as the strongest evidence. They had no access to the EBM resources (37.0%) and had no time to practice the EBM (38.0%). Nearly 40.0% interviewees reported lack of encouragement to attend EBM courses. EBM activities (22.0%) and active audit (18.0%) were top rated facilitating factors. Conclusions EBM is not fully utilized by indefinite physicians in the Dubai PHC sector. Factors associated with non-utilization of EBM in the PHCS are lack of encouragement to attend EBM courses, senior physicians resist adoption of EBM, lack of time and insufficient dissemination process for implementing the clinical guideline

  1. Book review: The superlative city: Dubai and the urban condition in the early twenty-first century edited by Ahmed Kanna

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    Housby, Elaine

    2014-01-01

    "The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century." Ahmed Kanna. Harvard University Press. August 2013. --- In the last few years, the Persian Gulf city of Dubai has exploded from the Arabian sands onto the world stage. Oil wealth, land rent, and so-called informal economic practices have blanketed the urbanscape with enormous enclaved developments attracting a global elite, while the economy runs on a huge army of migrant workers from the labour-exporting...

  2. Characteristics of atheromatous renovascular disease in Dubai: A single-center experience

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    Wael Lateef Jebur

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available To determine the characteristics of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS in a cohort of patients who attended the Nephrology Department of NMC Specialty Hospital in Dubai from 2006 through 2010, including their clinical and investigational features and their response to various remedial modalities, we studied 20 patients with a diagnosis of ARAS based on magnetic resonance angiography. Three (15% patients developed acute renal failure (ARF after the initiation of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers and 13 (65% patients presented with chronic kidney disease (CKD of either ischemic nephropathy or nephroangiosclerosis etiology. Four (20% patients presented with resistant arterial hypertension (RAH. Plasma renin activity was elevated in all the patients. Fifteen (75% patients were diabetics. We conclude that CKD was the main presentation of ARAS followed by RAH and ARF in our study. Diabetes Mellitus was the main risk factor for ARAS found in our study.

  3. Prickly business: abundance of sea urchins on breakwaters and coral reefs in Dubai.

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    Bauman, Andrew G; Dunshea, Glenn; Feary, David A; Hoey, Andrew S

    2016-04-30

    Echinometra mathaei is a common echinoid on tropical reefs and where abundant plays an important role in the control of algal communities. Despite high prevalence of E. mathaei on southern Persian/Arabian Gulf reefs, their abundance and distribution is poorly known. Spatial and temporal patterns in population abundance were examined at 12 sites between breakwater and natural reef habitats in Dubai (UAE) every 3 months from 2008 to 2010. Within the breakwater habitat, densities were greatest at shallow wave-exposed sites, and reduced with both decreasing wave-exposure and increasing depth. Interestingly, E. mathaei were significantly more abundant on exposed breakwaters than natural reef sites, presumably due to differences in habitat structure and benthic cover. Population abundances differed seasonally, with peak abundances during summer (July-September) and lower abundances in winter (December-February). Seasonal fluctuations are likely the result of peak annual recruitment pulses coupled with increased fish predation from summer to winter.

  4. Sport practice among private secondary-school students in Dubai in 2004.

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    Wasfi, A S; El-Sherbiny, A A M; Gurashi, E; Al Sayegh, F U

    2008-01-01

    A study was made of sport practice and of knowledge, attitude and practice towards sport among 1475 private secondary-school students in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2004. UAE students practised sport more than non-UAE students (33.9% versus 18.7% had good levels of activity) but there was no significant difference in positive attitudes towards sport practice (87.1% and 86.2% respectively). A good level of sport (vigorous exercise > or = 3 times per week for 20 min) was higher among males (26.0%) than females (14.7%). There was a significant association between overweight and obesity as well as tobacco smoking and low levels of sport practice. Health education intervention is needed to improve sport practice among young people.

  5. Site specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis at Dubai Creek on the west coast of UAE

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    Shama, Ayman A.

    2011-03-01

    A probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) was conducted to establish the hazard spectra for a site located at Dubai Creek on the west coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The PSHA considered all the seismogenic sources that affect the site, including plate boundaries such as the Makran subduction zone, the Zagros fold-thrust region and the transition fault system between them; and local crustal faults in UAE. PSHA indicated that local faults dominate the hazard. The peak ground acceleration (PGA) for the 475-year return period spectrum is 0.17 g and 0.33 g for the 2,475-year return period spectrum. The hazard spectra are then employed to establish rock ground motions using the spectral matching technique.

  6. Quality improvement programme for diabetes care in family practice settings in Dubai.

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    Khattab, M S; Swidan, A M; Farghaly, M N; Swidan, H M; Ashtar, M S; Darwish, E A; Al Mazrooei, A K; Mohammad, A A

    2007-01-01

    A continuous quality improvement programme for the care of registered diabetes patients was introduced in 16 government-affiliated primary health care centres in Dubai. Quality improvement teams were formed, clinical guidelines and information systems were developed, diabetes nurse practitioners were introduced and a team approach was mobilized. Audits before and after the introduction of the scheme showed significant improvements in rates of recording key clinical indicators and in their outcomes. For example, the proportion of patients with glycosylated haemoglobin levels < 7% increased from 20.6% to 31.7% and with LDL cholesterol < 100 mg/dL increased from 20.8% to 33.6%. Mean systolic blood pressure of registered patients fell from 135.3 mmHg to 133.2 mmHg.

  7. The parasite fauna of stray domestic cats (Felis catus) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Schuster, Rolf K; Thomas, Katja; Sivakumar, Saritha; O'Donovan, Declan

    2009-07-01

    Two hundred forty feral domestic cats trapped between 2004 and 2008 in the city centre and the suburb districts of Dubai, as well as in desert biotopes, were subjected to a complete parasitological dissection. The established parasite fauna consisted of Cystoisospora felis (12.9%), Cystoisospora rivolta (9.2%), Toxoplasma/Hammondia (0.8%), Heterophyes heterophyes (2.5%), Heterophyopsis continua (0.4%), Joyeuxiella spp. (65.8%), Diplopylidium noelleri (37.1%), Hydatigera taeniaeformis (16.7%), Taenia hydatigena (0.4%), Ancylostoma ceylanicum (8.8%), Ollulanus tricuspis (0.8%), Toxocara mystax (2.9%), Toxascaris leonina (0.8%), Pterygodermatites affinis (35.0%), Centrorhynchus aluconis (4.6%), Rhipicephalus sanguineus (4.2%), Xenopsylla astia (3.8%) and Synosternus pallidus (4.2%).

  8. Characteristics of atheromatous renovascular disease in Dubai: a single-center experience.

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    Jebur, Wael Lateef; Abdulla, Khalid; Tomaraei, Sohrab

    2013-09-01

    To determine the characteristics of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis (ARAS) in a cohort of patients who attended the Nephrology Department of NMC Specialty Hospital in Dubai from 2006 through 2010, including their clinical and investigational features and their response to various remedial modalities, we studied 20 patients with a diagnosis of ARAS based on magnetic resonance angiography. Three (15%) patients developed acute renal failure (ARF) after the initiation of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers and 13 (65%) patients presented with chronic kidney disease (CKD) of either ischemic nephropathy or nephroangiosclerosis etiology. Four (20%) patients presented with resistant arterial hypertension (RAH). Plasma renin activity was elevated in all the patients. Fifteen (75%) patients were diabetics. We conclude that CKD was the main presentation of ARAS followed by RAH and ARF in our study. Diabetes Mellitus was the main risk factor for ARAS found in our study.

  9. Heiko Schmid, Economy of fascination. Dubai and Las Vegas as Themed Urban Landscapes

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    Ghorra-Gobin, Cynthia

    2010-01-01

    Cet ouvrage résulte d’une recherche initialement intitulée les « mondes artificiels » à partir d’un travail de terrain mené dans deux villes localisées en zone désertique (Dubai, (D) et Las Vegas (LV)), ce qui a priori justifiait le choix de l’adjectif « artificiel ». L’introduction précise que ces deux villes – ne pouvant être présentées comme de simples « destinations touristiques » – ont toutefois permis d’illustrer la thématique de l’économie de la fascination et de discuter des ressorts ...

  10. Pattern of acute glomerulonephritis in adult population in Dubai: A single-center experience

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    Amna K Alhadari

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Epidemiological data of renal diseases have great geographic variability throughout the world. Due to the lack of a national renal data registry system, there is no information on the prevalence rate, clinical and pathological features of various glomerulonephritis (GN in the United Arab Emirates (UAE. In a retrospective cross-sectional study, we analyzed 158 renal biopsies done in Dubai Hospital, UAE, between the years of 2005 and September 2014, with an aim to determine the prevalence rate and frequency of different pathological patterns of GN in adult patients who presented with proteinuria ± hematuria. In our study, primary GN still remains more common than secondary GN (66.4% vs. 33.5%. Among the primary GN in our analysis, minimal change disease was the most common primary GN affecting 20% of the study population (13.2% of the total GN causes followed with membranous GN (18.2%, then membrano- proliferative GN (15.3% and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (13.46%, while among the secondary causes lupus nephritis (LN is the most prevalent GN in UAE, predominantly in the Emirati national population whom constituted 48% of total biopsies. Indeed, LN had the highest incidence among all types of GN even the primary ones, constituting 23.4% of total GN in Dubai (74% of the total secondary causes. Furthermore, systemic lupus erythematosus was the most common GN in women while the minimal change was widely affecting male patients. Among elderly, the most common pathology was diabetic glomerulosclerosis followed by amyloidosis.

  11. Assessment of organic pollutants in the offshore sediments of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Darwish, H. A. Al; El-Gawad, E. A. Abd; Mohammed, F. H.; Lotfy, M. M.

    2005-08-01

    Fifteen stations (st) were selected along Dubai coastal region to delineate the distribution and the source of total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH), total organic carbon (TOC), total Kjeldhal nitrogen (TKN), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls. The concentrations of TPH fluctuated between 2 μg g -1 and 48018 μg g -1 and the values of TOC were in the range of 0.16-5.9 wt%, while TPAHs ranged from 0.09 μg g -1 to 161.72 μg g -1. On the other hand, TPCBs showed values between 0.8 μg kg-1 and 93.3 μg kg-1 and TKN values varied from 218 μg g-1 to 2457 μg g -1. Distribution of oil and organic compounds in Dubai sediments are safe compared with previous studies except for limited areas at the northeastern offshore. These readings are probably due to: (1) presence of commercial or industrial ports, dry docks and fishing harbours and (2) population centers mainly concentrated at the northern part of the study area. Results indicate that TOC can be used as indicator of oil pollution only in heavily oiled sediments. The highest values of TOC, TPH, TPAHs and TPCBs corresponded to the stations covered with fine sand, due to adsorption properties and larger surface area. The evaporation of low boiling point compounds from surface layers led to enrichment of sediments with the thick residual. Al-Hamriya St 3 exhibited the highest values of TPH, TOC, TPAHs and TPCBs and the second highest value of TKN.

  12. Isolation of a novel Orientia species (O. chuto sp. nov.) from a patient infected in Dubai.

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    Izzard, Leonard; Fuller, Andrew; Blacksell, Stuart D; Paris, Daniel H; Richards, Allen L; Aukkanit, Nuntipa; Nguyen, Chelsea; Jiang, Ju; Fenwick, Stan; Day, Nicholas P J; Graves, Stephen; Stenos, John

    2010-12-01

    In July 2006, an Australian tourist returning from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), developed acute scrub typhus. Her signs and symptoms included fever, myalgia, headache, rash, and eschar. Orientia tsutsugamushi serology demonstrated a 4-fold rise in antibody titers in paired serum collections (1:512 to 1:8,192), with the sera reacting strongest against the Gilliam strain antigen. An Orientia species was isolated by the in vitro culture of the patient's acute blood taken prior to antibiotic treatment. The gene sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene (rrs), partial 56-kDa gene, and the full open reading frame 47-kDa gene was performed, and comparisons of this new Orientia sp. isolate to previously characterized strains demonstrated significant sequence diversity. The closest homology to the rrs sequence of the new Orientia sp. isolate was with three strains of O. tsutsugamushi (Ikeda, Kato, and Karp), with a nucleotide sequence similarity of 98.5%. The closest homology to the 47-kDa gene sequence was with O. tsutsugamushi strain Gilliam, with a nucleotide similarity of 82.3%, while the closest homology to the 56-kDa gene sequence was with O. tsutsugamushi strain TA686, with a nucleotide similarity of 53.1%. The molecular divergence and geographically unique origin lead us to believe that this organism should be considered a novel species. Therefore, we have proposed the name "Orientia chuto," and the prototype strain of this species is strain Dubai, named after the location in which the patient was infected.

  13. The Value Relevance of IFRS in the UAE Banking Industry: Empirical Evidence from Dubai Financial Market, 2008-2013

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    The objective of this paper is to examine the value relevance of accounting information for the banks listed in the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) for the period 2008 - 2013. Empirical tests are based on the return and the price models. Overall, the results show that accounting information is associated with market valuation. The earnings are positive and significantly related to stock prices and stock returns. Moreover results indicate that value relevance of accounting information has changed...

  14. Perception of community pharmacists toward their current professional role in the healthcare system of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Rayes, Ibrahim Khalid; Hassali, Mohamed Azmi; Abduelmula R Abduelkarem

    2014-01-01

    The new paradigm to pharmacy profession has changed the focus of pharmacists from product-centered to patient-oriented. This change has brought new set of beliefs and assumptions on the way services should be delivered to pharmacy clients. The main aim of this study was to explore the perception of community pharmacists on their current professional role in Dubai. Key findings show that community pharmacists are more directed toward business than patients. They almost dispense all categories ...

  15. THE ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM SERVICES: THE CASE OF EUROPEAN CRUISE INDUSTRY IN DUBAI

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    Emanuele Pizzurno; Valentina Lazzarotti; Giacomo Di Foggia

    2012-01-01

    Firms entering new markets face a difficult challenge: how to manage the innovation process to satisfy specific clients’ requests. In view of its geographical location and business friendly policies Dubai has become the gateway between East and West. Thus, European travel & tourism industry predicts business development. Prior research suggests that managers should consider religious factors to avoid strategic drift. In this paper we explore what kind of innovations should be introduced in t...

  16. Urban megaprojects-based approach in urban planning: from isolated objects to shaping the city:The case of Dubai

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    Aoun, Oula

    2016-01-01

    Urban megaprojects are at the core of cities’ re-imaging and marketing. As large-scale development projects, they are considered as a globalization product, marked by a search for spectacle and visibility. In Dubai, UMPs have constituted in recent years the main tool in drawing a city image that aims to compete with the world global cities. Through UMPs, an economy based on spectacle and fascination is being deployed, within a complex system of governance that encompasses family ties, busines...

  17. The Dubai 2015 Global Islamic Economy Summit - and what it will take to become a heavyweight champion

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    Wilson, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    I just attended the 2015 Global Islamic Economy Summit, in Dubai and it was a fantastic experience. The hospitality was first class and only surpassed by the energy, passion, sincerity and friendship selflessly handed out to everyone attending.\\ud \\ud However, two things that I think need addressing are the understanding, articulation, and execution of two key areas, which were weak in terms of intelligence and insight: Consumer Behaviour and Branding.

  18. Perception of community pharmacists towards the barriers to enhanced pharmacy services in the healthcare system of Dubai: a quantitative approach

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: In many developing countries, pharmacists are facing many challenges while they try to enhance the quality of services provided to patients approaching community pharmacies. Objective: To explore perception of community pharmacists in Dubai regarding the obstacles to enhanced pharmacy services using a part of the results from a nation-wide quantitative survey. Methods: A questionnaire was distributed to 281 full-time licensed community pharmacists in Dubai. The questionnaire had 5 inter-linked sections: demographic information, information about the pharmacy, interaction with physicians, pharmacists’ current professional role, and barriers to enhanced pharmacy services. Results: About half of the respondents (45.4%, n=90 agreed that pharmacy clients under-estimate them and 52.5% (n=104 felt the same by physicians. About 47.5% (n=94 of the respondents felt that they are legally unprotected against profession’s malpractice. Moreover, 64.7% (n=128 stated that pharmacy practice in Dubai turned to be business-focused. In addition, 76.8% (n=252 found that one of the major barriers to enhanced pharmacy services is the high business running cost. Pharmacists screened tried to prove that they are not one of the barriers to optimized pharmacy services as 62.7% (n=124 disagreed that they lack appropriate knowledge needed to serve community and 67.7% (n=134 gave the same response when asked whether pharmacy staff lack confidence when treating consumers or not. Conclusions: Although being well established within the community, pharmacists in Dubai negatively perceived their own professional role. They stated that there are number of barriers which hinder optimized delivery of pharmacy services like under-estimation by pharmacy clients and other healthcare professionals, pressure to make sales, and high running cost.

  19. Dubai: o paraíso hiper-real e paradoxal da indústria do entretenimento

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    Denize Correa Araujo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo geral deste artigo é argumentar que Dubai é um megaexemplo da indústria do entretenimento, podendo ser considerada como paraíso hiper-real. A leitura da cidade, à luz dos conceitos de hiper-realidade e simulacro de Jean Baudrillard e da teoria do espetáculo de Guy Debord, sugere a cultura do superlativo, que começa com o turismo no aeroporto e segue uma rota direcionada aos supereventos e megaprodutos de entretenimento para a sociedade de consumo de luxo. Las Vegas era considerada a “cidadeentretenimento”, com cassinos que simulam diversos pontos turísticos, como Monte Carlo, Veneza, Paris e assim por diante. Agora, o mundo simulado está situado em Dubai, denominada a Nova Las Vegas. O objetivo específico do trabalho é questionar o cenário paradoxal de entretenimento e consumo no contexto de normas religiosas islâmicas rígidas, que divergem dos hábitos dos estrangeiros, dos atrativos dos malls e das praias paradisíacas de Dubai.

  20. Dietary habits associated with obesity among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Full Text Available Aim: to study the association between the dietary habits and behavioural factors with the increased risk of obesity amongst adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE. Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 661 adolescents (324 boys and 337 girls aged 12 to 17 years selected by means of a multistage stratified random sampling technique. Results: The highest percentage of obesity was observed at 14 years of age in boys (30.5% and at 13 years of age in girls (35.4%. There was a significant association between the frequency of eating breakfast (P =0.048, snacking between breakfast and lunch (P = 0.044, and obesity in girls but not in boys. A high risk of obesity was associated with eating breakfast at school in both boys (OR = 3.0; CI 1.1-8.3 and girls (OR = 3.4; CI 1.6-7.4. Fast foods showed a significant association with obesity in girls (P = 0.007, but not in boys (P = 0.745. The risk of obesity was higher in boys who ate fast foods at home (OR = 1.3; CI 0.5-3.2 but less in girls (OR = 0.2; CI 0.1-1.0. Conclusion: Intervention programs focused on promoting changes in lifestyles, food habits and increasing physical activity need to be implemented at the earliest.

  1. The use of point load test for Dubai weak calcareous sandstones

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    Amr Farouk Elhakim

    2015-01-01

    Intact rock is typically described according to its uniaxial compressive strength (UCS). The UCS is needed in the design of geotechnical engineering problems including stability of rock slopes and design of shallow and deep foundations resting on and/or in rocks. Accordingly, a correct measure-ment/evaluation of the UCS is essential to a safe and economic design. Typically, the UCS is measured using the unconfined compression tests performed on cylindrical intact specimens with a minimum length to width ratio of 2. In several cases, especially for weak and very weak rocks, it is not possible to extract intact specimens with the needed minimum dimensions. Thus, alternative tests (e.g. point load test, Schmidt hammer) are used to measure rock strength. The UCS is computed based on the results of these tests through empirical correlations. The literature includes a plethora of these correlations that vary widely in estimating rock strength. Thus, it is paramount to validate these correlations to check their suitability for estimating rock strength for a specific location and geology. A review of the available correlations used to estimate the UCS from the point load test results is performed and summarized herein. Results of UCS, point load strength index and Young’s modulus are gathered for calcareous sandstone specimens extracted from the Dubai area. A correlation for estimating the UCS from the point load strength index is proposed. Furthermore, the Young’s modulus is correlated to the UCS.

  2. The use of point load test for Dubai weak calcareous sandstones

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    Amr Farouk Elhakim

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Intact rock is typically described according to its uniaxial compressive strength (UCS. The UCS is needed in the design of geotechnical engineering problems including stability of rock slopes and design of shallow and deep foundations resting on and/or in rocks. Accordingly, a correct measurement/evaluation of the UCS is essential to a safe and economic design. Typically, the UCS is measured using the unconfined compression tests performed on cylindrical intact specimens with a minimum length to width ratio of 2. In several cases, especially for weak and very weak rocks, it is not possible to extract intact specimens with the needed minimum dimensions. Thus, alternative tests (e.g. point load test, Schmidt hammer are used to measure rock strength. The UCS is computed based on the results of these tests through empirical correlations. The literature includes a plethora of these correlations that vary widely in estimating rock strength. Thus, it is paramount to validate these correlations to check their suitability for estimating rock strength for a specific location and geology. A review of the available correlations used to estimate the UCS from the point load test results is performed and summarized herein. Results of UCS, point load strength index and Young's modulus are gathered for calcareous sandstone specimens extracted from the Dubai area. A correlation for estimating the UCS from the point load strength index is proposed. Furthermore, the Young's modulus is correlated to the UCS.

  3. Cosmopolitan conceptions in global Dubai? The emiratization of IVF and its consequences

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    Marcia C. Inhorn

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available IVF in the United Arab Emirates (UAE is decidedly cosmopolitan, catering to an international clientele who are attracted to Dubai as a booming global city and an emerging medical tourism hub. Yet this Emirati state-sponsored project of medical cosmopolitanism exists in tension with another state-sponsored project, called emiratization. Emiratization is an attempt by the UAE government to prioritize the needs of Emiratis. In this article, the emiratization of the UAE’s IVF sector is explored. Since the mid-2000s, the Emirati IVF sector has undergone a series of profound transformations, involving the indigenization-qua-emiratization of IVF services in the country. Two main aspects of IVF emiratization are examined. The first involves the Emirati government’s brief experiment with IVF public financing, which started off as a generous IVF subsidization programme for all infertile couples, but ended up solidifying preferential treatment for local Emiratis. The second is the 2010 passage of UAE Federal Law No. 11, which now stands as one of the world’s most restrictive pieces of assisted reproduction legislation. Which now stands as one of the world's most restrictive pieces of assisted reproduction legislation and has fundamentally altered the landscape of IVF in the country.

  4. On The Fabrication of Cultural Memory: History Theme Malls in Dubai

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    John Biln

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Dubai, one of the most mobile cities in the world, is rapidly cementing its image as a global city and icon of Islamic tolerance. Dubai’s economic opportunities, relative safety and geographic centrality in the heart of the Middle East make it attractive to a wide range of economic and political migrants from across the region. This article asks how a city which is overwhelmingly populated by members of a highly mobile and diverse non-citizen workforce could construct a plausible sense of collective memory, a fundamental requirement for any meaningful social cohesion. In considering this question, the article reviews two well-known history-themed commercial centers, Ibn Batutta Mall and the Khan Murjan in Wafi Mall. Each of these emphasize Arab-Islamic cultural heritage and the region’s long history of trade and transit. Both malls highlight culturally significant journeys documented in historical manuscripts. The article concludes that in constructing a complex experience which maps immediate spatial movement onto well-known travel narratives, the Ibn Battuta and Khan Murjan centers provide scaffolds for a cultural memory essentially “made to order” for a population who share, if little else, a profound sense of dislocation, flow and perpetual movement.

  5. Futures, fakes and discourses of the gigantic and miniature in ‘The World’ islands, Dubai

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This article takes the “island” as a key trope in tourism studies, exploring how ideas of culture and nature, as well as those of paradise (lost are central to its interpretation for tourists and tourist industries alike. Increasingly, however, island tourism is blurring the line between geographies of land and water, continent and archipelago, and private and public property. The case of ‘The World’ islands mega project off the coast of Dubai (UAE is used to chart the changing face and future of island tourism, exploring how spectacle, branding and discourses of the gigantic, miniature, and fake, particularly alongside technological mediations on a large-scale, reflect the postmodern neoliberal world of tourism and the liquid times in which we live. Artificial island complexes such as this one function as cosmopolitan ‘non-places’ at the same time that they reflect a resurgence in (British nascent nationalism and colonial nostalgia, all the whilst operating in a sea of ‘junkspace’. The shifting cartography of ‘the island’ is thus mapped out to suggest new forms of place-making and tourism’s evolving relationship to these floating islandscapes.

  6. An outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in a collection of Stone curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus) in Dubai.

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    Zylan, Kasamyra; Bailey, Tom; Smith, Huw V; Silvanose, Christudas; Kinne, Joerg; Schuster, Rolf K; Hyland, Kevin

    2008-10-01

    We describe an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in Stone curlews kept in a mixed-species rearing unit in Dubai. Cryptosporidium was the predominant intestinal pathogen detected, although microbiological investigations revealed a concurrent Salmonella infantis infection in two of the 29 Stone curlew chicks that died. Nineteen of 29 birds had catarrhal enteritis associated with histopathological findings of numerous Cryptosporidium developmental stages at the mucosal surface. Catarrhal enteritis was present without associated Cryptosporidium oocysts in five cases. Histology of the intestine, faecal examination by direct microscopy and antigenic detection by immunochromatography revealed the presence of Cryptosporidium spp. associated with catarrhal enteritis in intestinal sections and faeces. Clinical and histopathological outcomes of infection were severe, including disruption of intestinal epithelial integrity, the presence of numerous endogenous Cryptosporidium stages in intestinal epithelia and the excretion of large numbers of sporulated oocysts. The application of polymerase chain reaction and restriction fragment length polymorphism techniques at two 18S rRNA and one Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein gene locus confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium parvum DNA in faecal samples.

  7. Coral reproduction in the world's warmest reefs: southern Persian Gulf (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

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    Bauman, A. G.; Baird, A. H.; Cavalcante, G. H.

    2011-06-01

    Despite extensive research on coral reproduction from numerous geographic locations, there remains limited knowledge within the Persian Gulf. Given that corals in the Persian Gulf exist in one of the most stressful environments for reef corals, with annual variations in sea surface temperature (SST) of 12°C and maximum summer mean SSTs of 36°C, understanding coral reproductive biology in the Gulf may provide clues as to how corals may cope with global warming. In this study, we examined six locally common coral species on two shallow reef sites in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in 2008 and 2009 to investigate the patterns of reproduction, in particular the timing and synchrony of spawning. In total, 71% colonies in April 2008 and 63% colonies in April 2009 contained mature oocytes. However, the presence of mature gametes in May indicated that spawning was potentially split between April and May in all species. These results demonstrate that coral reproduction patterns within this region are highly seasonal and that multi-species spawning synchrony is highly probable. Acropora downingi, Cyphastrea microphthalma and Platygyra daedalea were all hermaphroditic broadcast spawners with a single annual gametogenic cycle. Furthermore, fecundity and mature oocyte sizes were comparable to those in other regions. We conclude that the reproductive biology of corals in the southern Persian Gulf is similar to other regions, indicating that these species have adapted to the extreme environmental conditions in the southern Persian Gulf.

  8. Prevalence of unrecognized dyslipidaemia in Dubai and Northern Emirates: a cross-sectional hospital based study.

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    Vela, Barbara Karin; Alhessi, Alaaeldin Y; Popović, Marko; Al-Shaqra, Maryam A

    2008-12-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of unrecognized dyslipidaemia and a specific correlation between lipid values and age, gender or ethnic origin in the study population. This retrospective cross-sectional study included 311 subjects who had their lipid profiles checked for the first time in a private hospital in Dubai in a six month - period. The analysis shows an increased prevalence of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) hypercholesterolemia with relatively higher Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-c) values in male subjects (p < 0.016) as well as with the Middle East ethnic origin group (p < 0.025), while desirable High Density Lipoprotein (HDL-c) was found among female subjects (p = 0). The discordance between the percentages of elevated LDL-c and Total cholesterol (T-c) signifies the role of the LDL-c/non-HDL-c as the main surrogate for dyslipidaemia as a risk for atherosclerosis, and as a primary target of therapy.

  9. Tobacco use and associated factors among school students in Dubai, 2010: intervention study.

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    Obaid, H A; Hassan, M A; Mahdy, N H; ElDisouky, M I; Alzarba, F E; Alnayeemi, S R; Rillera, M C; AlMazrooei, B S

    2015-02-02

    Tobacco smoking is an emerging problem among adolescents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This study aimed to measure the prevalence of current tobacco use and its associated factors among school students in Dubai Emirate and to determine the impact of an intervention programme on knowledge and attitudes towards tobacco use. A school-based intervention programme was carried out among 2457 students aged 10-20 years and data were collected with a self-administered questionnaire. Of the students, 14.6% were tobacco users, mostly cigarettes (11.2%) and waterpipes (2.2%). The most common self-reported reasons for smoking were for the experience (29.4%), for stress relief (22.5%) and because their peers smoked (21.9%). Stepwise logistic regression analysis showed that the predictors of tobacco use were: male, higher age, UAE national, higher school level, government school, low knowledge about tobacco and family history of smoking. There were significant improvements in knowledge and attitudes scores after the health education intervention programme.

  10. Distribution of heavy metal concentrations in surface sediments in Dubai Creeks, United Arab Emirates.

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    Howari, Fares M

    2005-01-01

    Dubai is developing rapidly and many developmental activities are concentrated around its Creek. The present study reports the lateral distribution of heavy metals and compares it with local historical record of heavy metal concentrations. For this purpose surface sediment samples were collected and analyzed for metal contents, total organic carbon content (TOC), mineralogy and grain size. The percentages of the different grain size fraction of the collected sediments were as follow 65% for sand size, 15% for silt size fraction, and the rest accounted for clay size fraction. The microscopic analyses indicate that the sediment composed mainly from carbonate and quartz with traces of rock fragments. Such mineral composition is not believed to be a potential source of heavy metal. The study found that the average recorded heavy metal concentrations in the collected sediment samples were 87, 96, 127, 38.5, and 279 ppm for Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn, respectively. Those values were slightly higher than metal concentrations recoded in 2001 with 1.22 (Cr), 2.5 (Cu), 2.87 (Ni), 0.69 (Pb), and 2.1 (Zn) folds. However, in 2001 and 2003 the measured metal contents, along the creek, were lower than those of the average earth crust. Along the Creek most metals recorded the highest concentrations in the upper reach of the Creek. The distribution of the measured heavy metals was not affected significantly with the TOC values. The present study also documented obvious related point sources of pollution.

  11. Body weight perception among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Percepción del peso corporal en los adolescentes de Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the body image perceptions among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE. A cross-sectional survey was conducted amongst 661 adolescents (324 males; 337 females aged 12-17 years selected from government schools using a multistage stratified random sampling technique. A pretested validated questionnaire was employed to determine the perception of adolescents toward their weight status. A nine figure silhouette illustration was used to measure perceptions of their ideal body image and how it compares with their current body weight. The results reveled that overweight (18.5% and obesity (27.2% were higher among males than in females (13.1% and 20.5% respectively. A high proportion of overweight males and females considered themselves as average (45.0% and 52.3%, respectively. Similarly, 56.9% of obese male and 46.4% of females considered themselves as average weight. Of non-overweight/obese males and females, 27.6% and 39.3% respectively, were pressured by parents to gain weight (p > 0.000. In general overweight and obese adolescents were more likely to face pressure from their parents and teased by friends than non-overweight/obese adolescents. Compared to their current body image, overweight and obese adolescents chose a significantly lighter figure as their ideal (p Este estudio investigaba la percepción de la imagen corporal en los adolescentes de Dubái, Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EAU. Se realizó una encuesta transversal entre 661 adolescentes (324 chicos; 337 chicas con edades de 12-17 años, seleccionados de colegios públicos utilizando una técnica de muestreo aleatorio estratificado en varias etapas. Se empleó un cuestionario validado y previamente testado para determinar la percepción de los adolescentes con respecto a su peso. Se usó la ilustración de una silueta de los nueves para medir las percepciones de su imagen corporal ideal y cómo se comparaba con su peso corporal real. Los resultados

  12. THE ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM SERVICES: THE CASE OF EUROPEAN CRUISE INDUSTRY IN DUBAI

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    Emanuele Pizzurno

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Firms entering new markets face a difficult challenge: how to manage the innovation process to satisfy specific clients’ requests. In view of its geographical location and business friendly policies Dubai has become the gateway between East and West. Thus, European travel & tourism industry predicts business development. Prior research suggests that managers should consider religious factors to avoid strategic drift. In this paper we explore what kind of innovations should be introduced in travel service to comply with specific clients. We argue that after a long period of strategic and market analysis, the very affected conceptual step is "service development and market testing". Our arguments are supported by empirical analysis.

  13. How can a place conquer a position in the mind of potential business investors? : A case study on Dubai

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    Kindblom, Henrik; Karlsson, David

    2006-01-01

    Abstract In the age of globalization it has become more and more common that places – cities, regions and nations – work actively to attract business investors; all with the aim to support economic development. Nevertheless, the competition is tough and it is hard to get through the information clutter and conquer a position in the mind of the business investors. Dubai, one of the seven Emirates that form the nation United Arab Emirates, was for many years a general unknown place for business...

  14. The role of the hospital in the changing landscape of UAE health care: a focus on Dubai.

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    Sharif, Amer Ahmad; Blair, Iain

    2011-01-01

    In the UAF, health services have developed greatly in the past 40 years and there have been enormous improvements in population health. The hospital sector is growing strongly with private sector investment. However the current and future health needs of the population are complex and may not be properly served by the continued expansion of hospital capacity. In this paper, using the Emirate of Dubai as a case study, we examine the changes that have taken place in health services and attempt to predict their optimum configuration and capacity in the future taking into account population structure and growth and levels of morbidity and service use.

  15. An outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza in a mixed-species aviculture unit in Dubai in 2005.

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    Kent, Jo; Bailey, Tom; Silvanose, Christu-Das; McKeown, Sean; Wernery, Ulrich; Kinne, Joerg; Manvell, Ruth

    2006-09-01

    This case describes an outbreak of low pathogenic hemagglutinin 9 neuraminidase 2 avian influenza virus (AIV) in two white-bellied bustards (Eupodotis senegalensis), one stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemius), and a blacksmith plover (Antibyx armatus) in a private zoologic collection in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The four birds showed signs of respiratory disease, and all died as a result of disease or euthanasia. Attention has been paid to the diagnostic process and common differential diagnosis for upper respiratory tract disease in bustards, curlews, and plovers. To the knowledge of the authors, AIV has not been previously described in these species.

  16. Patterns of drug prescribing in a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Wess L

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available To determine the pattern of drug prescription by consultants in a private hospital in Dubai, UnitedArab Emirates, 1190 prescriptions were collected from the hospital’s pharmacy over 30 days. In total,2659 drugs were prescribed. The mean number of drugs per encounter was 2.2. Only 4.4% of alldrugs prescribed were generic. Polypharmacy was observed in only 7.5% of all encounters.Information about the prescribing physician and the patient was invariably deficient. Name of patient,age, and gender were absent in 2.9%, 9.7%, and 12% of prescriptions, respectively. In addition, noneof the prescriptions mentioned address, diagnosis, or allergy of the patient. Name of physician,signature, speciality and license or registration number were omitted in 12.2%, 10.3%, 20.3%, and54.9% of prescriptions. The most commonly prescribed therapeutic classes of drugs (and principaldrug in each class were as follows: 23.4% non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, Diclofenacsodium being 51.6%, 21.4% antibiotics (amoxicillin-clavulanate 13.5%, and 11.5% gastrointestinaldrugs (GI, Hyoscine-N-butylbromide 28.1%. Other therapeutic classes included endocrine drugs(6.1%, vitamin supplements (5.9%, nasal decongestants (4%, antihistaminics (3.8% andcardiovascular drugs (2.6%. Antibiotic injections accounted for 7.4% of all antibiotics prescribed,which was equivalent to 1.6% of all prescriptions. Other agents prescribed in small proportions ofencounters collectively amounted to 21.3%. This study reveals the prescription trends, and indicatespossible areas of improvement in prescription practice.

  17. Stroke awareness among Dubai emergency medical service staff and impact of an educational intervention.

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    Shire, Fatima; Kasim, Zahra; Alrukn, Suhail; Khan, Maria

    2017-07-06

    Emergency medical services (EMS) play a vital role in expediting hospital arrival in stroke patients. The objective of our study was to assess the level of awareness regarding pre-hospital identification and management of acute stroke among EMS Staff in Dubai and to evaluate the impact of an educational lecture on their knowledge. Ours was a cross-sectional study with a pre-test and post-test design. The intervention was an educational lecture, based on the updated guidelines in pre-hospital care of acute stroke. Participants were assessed before and after the intervention on various aspects of stroke care. Paired t test were used to compare the impact of the intervention. A total of 274 EMS workers participated in our study. The baseline knowledge of participants regarding stroke types was inadequate with only 68% correctly identifying these. 79% were able to name the cardinal stroke symptoms. Knowledge of stroke mimics was poor with only 6.6% identifying stroke mimics correctly. With respect to management, most participants were unable to correctly identify the points to illicit in the history of an acute stroke patient (25.2%) and also the steps in pre-hospital management (40%). All these aspects showed remarkable improvement post intervention. The baseline awareness of most aspects of acute stroke identification and management was poor in our EMS participants. Our educational lecture proved effective in improving this knowledge when tested immediately post intervention. However, there is a need to re-assess this at periodic intervals to identify the need for refresher courses on pre-hospital stroke management.

  18. Patterns of drug prescribing in a hospital in dubai, United arab emirates.

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    Sharif, Si; Al-Shaqra, M; Hajjar, H; Shamout, A; Wess, L

    2008-03-01

    To determine the pattern of drug prescription by consultants in a private hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1190 prescriptions were collected from the hospital's pharmacy over 30 days. In total, 2659 drugs were prescribed. The mean number of drugs per encounter was 2.2. Only 4.4% of all drugs prescribed were generic. Polypharmacy was observed in only 7.5% of all encounters. Information about the prescribing physician and the patient was invariably deficient. Name of patient, age, and gender were absent in 2.9%, 9.7%, and 12% of prescriptions, respectively. In addition, none of the prescriptions mentioned address, diagnosis, or allergy of the patient. Name of physician, signature, speciality and license or registration number were omitted in 12.2%, 10.3%, 20.3%, and 54.9% of prescriptions. The most commonly prescribed therapeutic classes of drugs (and principal drug in each class) were as follows: 23.4% non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, Diclofenac sodium being 51.6%), 21.4% antibiotics (amoxicillin-clavulanate 13.5%), and 11.5% gastrointestinal drugs (GI, Hyoscine-N-butylbromide 28.1%). Other therapeutic classes included endocrine drugs (6.1%), vitamin supplements (5.9%), nasal decongestants (4%), antihistaminics (3.8%) and cardiovascular drugs (2.6%). Antibiotic injections accounted for 7.4% of all antibiotics prescribed, which was equivalent to 1.6% of all prescriptions. Other agents prescribed in small proportions of encounters collectively amounted to 21.3%. This study reveals the prescription trends, and indicates possible areas of improvement in prescription practice.

  19. Correlates of tobacco use and physical activity among Emirati citizens and non-­‐citizens resident in Dubai, UAE

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    Niyi Awofeso

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: In 2008, Non-Communicable diseases (NCD accounted for 67% of deaths in the United Arab Emirates (UAE, 55% of which occurred prior to age 60 years. We examined correlates of smoking and physical activity among citizens and non-citizens in Dubai, UAE. Method: Data from the 2009 Dubai Health Survey were analysed for this study. For the smoking component, data on 693 eligible individuals (of 5016 who participated in the survey were analysed using the Pearson’s Chi--‐ Squared test. The analysis population for the exercise analysis consisted of 1315 eligible individuals. Results: Current smoking proportions among male (22% and female (2.9% respondents were higher than the national average (15.4% and 1.2%, respectively. Smoking prevalence among Emiratis is almost double the smoking prevalence among non-Emiratis. Of the 1314 participants who reported being involved in work related or non-work related moderate exercise, 242 of 625 Emiratis (38.7% and 370 of 689 non‐Emiratis (53.7% self‐reported sufficient physical activity. Non-Emiratis had a combined median moderate physical activity of 180 minutes per week. Emiratis had a combined median moderate physical activity of 49 minutes per week. Conclusion: Addressing smoking (particularly among males, and physical inactivity (particularly among females will facilitate sustainable primary prevention of NCD in UAE.

  20. Cervical Infection with Herpes simplex Virus, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among Symptomatic Women, Dubai, UAE: A Molecular Approach.

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    Mehrabani, Davood; Behzadi, Mohammad Amin; Azizi, Saeed; Payombarnia, Hamid; Vahdani, Ali; Namayandeh, Mandana; Ziyaeyan, Mazyar

    2014-01-01

    Tragically, genital tract infections are still a major public health problem in many regions. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of cervical infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) among married women referring to Iranian Hospital, Dubai, UAE. In a retrospective cross-sectional survey, 201 female patients aged 16-80 years who referred to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Iranian Hospital, Dubai, UAE, in 2010 were enrolled. The patients were categorized into three age groups: 15-30 (group I), 31-40 (group II), and ≥41 years old (group III). A cervical swab sample was collected from each woman and the prevalence of cervical infection with HSV, CT, and NG was determined by PCR method. HSV, CT, and NG were detected in 6.5%, 10.4%, and 5.5% of swab samples, respectively. Regarding age, a significant difference was noticed for prevalence of NG and HSV between groups I and III. Because of public health importance of sexual transmitted diseases (STDs), their long-lasting impact on quality of life, and their economic burden, preventing measures and education of women seem necessary.

  1. Cervical Infection with Herpes simplex Virus, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among Symptomatic Women, Dubai, UAE: A Molecular Approach

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    Davood Mehrabani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Tragically, genital tract infections are still a major public health problem in many regions. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of cervical infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG among married women referring to Iranian Hospital, Dubai, UAE. In a retrospective cross-sectional survey, 201 female patients aged 16–80 years who referred to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Iranian Hospital, Dubai, UAE, in 2010 were enrolled. The patients were categorized into three age groups: 15–30 (group I, 31–40 (group II, and ≥41 years old (group III. A cervical swab sample was collected from each woman and the prevalence of cervical infection with HSV, CT, and NG was determined by PCR method. HSV, CT, and NG were detected in 6.5%, 10.4%, and 5.5% of swab samples, respectively. Regarding age, a significant difference was noticed for prevalence of NG and HSV between groups I and III. Because of public health importance of sexual transmitted diseases (STDs, their long-lasting impact on quality of life, and their economic burden, preventing measures and education of women seem necessary.

  2. Impact of Coastline-intensive Anthropogenic Activities on the Atmosphere from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Data in Dubai (2001-2014)

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    Elhacham, Emily; Alpert, Pinhas

    2016-04-01

    This study illustrates the potential impact of large or the largest anthropogenic surface activities on the future of Earth's near-surface climate due to constructions performed in Dubai within just about 14 years. Dubai massive constructions in the outstanding form of both artificial islands and coastal urbanization areas during 2001-2014 are rated in among the top global growth-rates. While earlier studies in the Dubai area focused mainly either on the sea or the land impacts, here, we examine the atmospheric dynamic effects in an extended area including both land and sea. Temperature increases along with albedo decreases were observed in most recently urbanized areas, while the opposite occurred over the big artificial islands, all based on MODIS data. Temperature changes in both land and sea are associated through the coastal breezes also with humidity and wind speed changes that are analyzed against several meteorological stations. Surface observations show humidity increases in all stations, while the wind speed changes seem to follow the temperature gradient variations, particularly in Dubai.

  3. Prevalent Poisonings in Adolescents and Adults in Dubai: A Compendium from Rashid Hospital

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    Fahad Akhtar Hameed

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Profile of acute poisonings varies from country to country depending on the ease of availability of substances and socio-economic condition of people; however, very little information from the United Arab Emirates (UAE have been published, so far. This study was designed to find out the most common causes of overdose and poisoning in patients admitted to the emergency department of Rashid Hospital (RH, Dubai, UAE. Methods: In this retrospective cross sectional study, medical records of poisoned patients admitted to RH from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012 were reviewed. Demographic data, types of substances used, intention, length of hospital stay and outcomes were recorded in pre-designed checklists. Results: Overall, 163 patients were studied that among them gender distribution was relatively equal (male: female = 1.04: 1. Mean age of patients was 30.3 ± 11.5 and most patients were in the age group of 20 to 29 years age old (41.7%. Rgarding the type of poisons, the majority of patients were poisoned with pharmaceuticals (55.8% followed by chemical substances (23.3%. In pharmaceutical poisonings, most cases were due to multi-drug ingestion (22.6%, followed by ingestion of paracetamol (14.1% and benzodiazepines (4.3%. Considering the gender distribution, women were significantly more involved with pharmaceutical poisoning (P = 0.046, while venomous envenomation occurred only in men indicating a significant difference (P = 0.004. In chemical poisoning, most cases were due to ingestion of corrosive agents (19%. Suicidal poisoning was significantly more common in women (P < 0.001, while abuse was significantly more common in men (P < 0.001. Length of hospital stay averaged on 8.1 days. Only 3 patients died during the admission (mortality rate: 1.8%. Conclusion: Study on, training for and prevention of poisoning should receive more attention in the UAE. Over-the-counter drugs especially paracetamol should be prescribed in a more

  4. Hemoglobinopathy carrier prevalence in the United Arab Emirates: first analysis of the Dubai Health Authority premarital screening program results.

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    Belhoul, Khawla M; Abdulrahman, Mahera; Alraei, Rafeeiah F

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hemoglobinopathy carriers in United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals subjected to mandatory premarital screening in Dubai over a 4-year period. Data from UAE nationals who underwent premarital screening by the Dubai Health Authority between January 2007 and December 2010 were collected and analyzed. Premarital screening in Dubai is based on complete blood counts (CBC) and hemoglobin (Hb) high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Among the 6,420 UAE nationals screened, 8.5% (n = 545) were suspected to be carriers. The following carrier frequencies were observed: β-thalassemia (β-thal), 4.56% (n = 293); Hb S [β6(A3)Glu→Val, GAG>GTG; HBB: c.20A>T], 2.9% (n = 186); Hb D-Punjab [β121(GH4)Glu→Gln, GAA>CAA; HBB: c.364G>C], 0.78% (n = 50); Hb Lepore (δβ hybrid gene) with an undetermined molecular genotype, 0.17% (n = 11); Hb E [β26(B8)Glu→Lys, GAG>AAG; HBB: c.79G>A], 0.03% (n = 2); and hereditary persistence of fetal Hb (HPFH), 0.016% (n = 1). Hb E-Hb S and Hb E-β-thal also occurred at a rate of 0.016% (n = 1) each; and 0.87% (n = 56) subjects were suspected of carrying silent β-thal. The prevalence of β-thal trait was consistent with the prevalence published by others in the region. Silent β-thal is challenging for screening programs, and is expected to arise in populations with a high prevalence of β-thal carriers. The prevalence of Hb S trait observed in this study was lower than that in other reports for the region. New cases of β-thal major (β-TM) still arise because many fertile couples got married before the screening programs were implemented, and pregnancy termination is not widely practiced in the UAE due to religious restraints. Moreover, some couples choose not to have prenatal diagnosis (PND) or pre implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), even if they are aware of their risk status. The prevalence of β-thal trait in the UAE is high. This justifies efforts to control the disease by

  5. Design and analysis of algorithms for enhancing the quality and the resolution of Dubai Sat-1 images

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    Al-Mansoori, Saeed

    2011-11-01

    DubaiSat-1 (DS1) captures multispectral images with 5-meter resolution using three visible bands red (420 to 510 nm), green (510 to 580 nm), blue (600 to 720 nm) and one near-IR band (760 to 890 nm). It also has a panchromatic channel with 2.5-meter resolution (420 to 720 nm). [1] Under certain conditions, degradation in quality might occur over DS1 captured images. The aim of this project is to enhance the quality of the image in terms of resolution, sharpness and color quality. It is well known that the enhancement procedure is a very difficult task due to the significant noise increase resulted from any sharpening action. Moreover, sometimes the color of the captured images might become saturated, thus some areas will be given false coloring (i.e., some colors will be presented as gray instead of their original colors).

  6. The Prevalence and the Determinants of Musculoskeletal Diseases in Emiratis Attending Primary Health Care Clinics in Dubai

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    Jamal Al Saleh

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in the Emiratis attending primary health care (PHC clinics in Dubai. The secondary objective was to study the relationship between age, gender, and body mass index (BMI and rheumatic diseases in the general population.  Methods: The Prevalence of Rheumatic Diseases and Osteoporosis (PRO in Dubai study was a cross-sectional study, which randomly enrolled Emiratis’ aged between 18–85 years old who attended one of 13 PHC clinics between 2 January 2009 and 31 December 2009. Demographic and health data for all participants was obtained via a questionnaire. Participants that indicated positive answers had their responses validated by a rheumatologist and underwent a thorough locomotor examination.  Results: The study included 3,985 participants with a mean age of 42.1±15.8 years. The majority (77.4% were female. Lower back pain was the most prevalent problem in our study population (32.9%. Knee osteoarthritis (OA was the most common form of arthritis seen in our cohort (25.8%. Overall, the prevalence of inflammatory arthritis was 3.1%. Age and BMI were associated with increased risk of knee OA and lower back pain.  Conclusions: Rheumatic diseases are quite common in Emirati patients attending PHC clinics. Lower back pain and knee OA were the most common musculoskeletal diseases seen in our cohort. There is a need for more population-based studies in the Middle East to have a better understanding of the epidemiology of rheumatic diseases in this region.

  7.  Svensk företagsetablering i Dubai :   - en studie om företagens motiv och processer

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    2010-01-01

    Inledning Ett ökat intresse för globalisering har gjort att företag söker sig till nya marknader kontinuerligt, svenska företag utgör inget undantag. En mycket aktuell marknad för utlandsetablering är Dubai. Från att ha varit ett litet fisk- och pärlsamhälle är det idag ett globalt center för affärer som attraherar aktörer från hela världen. Syfte Syftet med studien är att undersöka varför samt hur svenska företag väljer att etablera sig i Dubai. Metod Studien bygger på en kvalitativ metod...

  8. A study of population changes in adult Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) during a mosquito control programme in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Holmes, P R

    1986-02-01

    The effectiveness of insecticidal control measures on adult Culex quinquefasciatus Say in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was examined. Direct treatment of the study site with cypermethrin applied as a fog caused a temporary reduction both in total numbers (males and females) and in the proportion of older females. When cypermethrin was applied as an ultra low volume formulation at dusk and dawn numbers of males were greatly reduced, but numbers of females were not affected. It appears that the adulticiding operations had little overall effect on the total numbers or survival rate of females, or breeding success. The oviposition cycle duration was estimated to be two days, with the survival rate per oviposition cycle calculated as 30%. With these values it is thought unlikely that filariasis would be transmitted in Dubai.

  9. Incidence and determinants of severity of unintentional injuries among students of private schools in Dubai: a cross-sectional study.

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    Altheeb, Ayesha; Hussein, Hamid; Al Faisal, Waleed; AlBehandy, Nusaiba; Alshareef, Nouf; Wasfy, Ahmed

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    A cross-sectional study was performed on a student population in grades 7-12 in 10 private schools in Dubai in the academic year 2012/13. The study was in two phases. The first was used to estimate incidence rate of injuries, where the total injuries that took place in the schools in 2012 was divided by the total student population in the studied schools in the same year multiplied by 1000. The second was to study the determinants of severity through randomly selecting 1000 cases of injuries. A self-administered questionnaire was given to the participants after obtaining verbal consent. Sociodemographic characteristics showed that most (74.2%) of the students in this study were male and about half (57.3%) were aged 12-14 years. The incidence rate of injuries was 297.7/1000, and most of the injuries (88.9%) were mild. Poor school safety was blamed for most of the injuries, and falls were the most frequent type of injury.

  10. Quality of Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Dubai: A HEDIS-Like Assessment

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    Shelagh M. Szabo

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    Full Text Available Objective. As little data are available on the quality of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM care in the Arabian Gulf States, we estimated the proportion of patients receiving recommended monitoring at the Dubai Hospital for T2DM over one year. Methods. Charts from 150 adults with T2DM were systematically sampled and quality of care was assessed during one calendar year, using a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set- (HEDIS- like assessment. Screening for glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c, low-density lipoprotein (LDL, blood pressure, retinopathy, and nephropathy was considered. Patients were classified based on their most recent test in the period, and predictors of receiving quality care were examined. Results. Mean age was 58 years (standard deviation (SD: 12.4 years and 33% were males. Over the year, 98% underwent HbA1c screening (50% had control and 28% displayed poor control; 91% underwent LDL screening (65% had control; 55% had blood pressure control; 30% had retinopathy screening; and 22% received attention for nephropathy. No individual characteristics examined predicted receiving quality care. Conclusion. Some guideline monitoring was conducted for most patients; and rates of monitoring for selected measures were comparable to benchmarks from the United States. Greater understanding of factors leading to high adherence would be useful for other areas of preventive care and other jurisdictions.

  11. Quality of Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Dubai: A HEDIS-Like Assessment.

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    Szabo, Shelagh M; Osenenko, Katherine M; Qatami, Lara; Korenblat Donato, Bonnie M; Korol, Ellen E; Al Madani, Abdulrazzaq A; Al Awadi, Fatheya F; Al-Ansari, Jaber; Maclean, Ross; Levy, Adrian R

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    Objective. As little data are available on the quality of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) care in the Arabian Gulf States, we estimated the proportion of patients receiving recommended monitoring at the Dubai Hospital for T2DM over one year. Methods. Charts from 150 adults with T2DM were systematically sampled and quality of care was assessed during one calendar year, using a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set- (HEDIS-) like assessment. Screening for glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), blood pressure, retinopathy, and nephropathy was considered. Patients were classified based on their most recent test in the period, and predictors of receiving quality care were examined. Results. Mean age was 58 years (standard deviation (SD): 12.4 years) and 33% were males. Over the year, 98% underwent HbA1c screening (50% had control and 28% displayed poor control); 91% underwent LDL screening (65% had control); 55% had blood pressure control; 30% had retinopathy screening; and 22% received attention for nephropathy. No individual characteristics examined predicted receiving quality care. Conclusion. Some guideline monitoring was conducted for most patients; and rates of monitoring for selected measures were comparable to benchmarks from the United States. Greater understanding of factors leading to high adherence would be useful for other areas of preventive care and other jurisdictions.

  12. Molecular epidemiology of canine picornavirus in Hong Kong and Dubai and proposal of a novel genus in Picornaviridae.

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    Woo, Patrick C Y; Lau, Susanna K P; Choi, Garnet K Y; Huang, Yi; Sivakumar, Saritha; Tsoi, Hoi-Wah; Yip, Cyril C Y; Jose, Shanty V; Bai, Ru; Wong, Emily Y M; Joseph, Marina; Li, Tong; Wernery, Ulrich; Yuen, Kwok-Yung

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    Previously, we reported the discovery of a novel canine picornavirus (CanPV) in the fecal sample of a dog. In this molecular epidemiology study, CanPV was detected in 15 (1.11%) of 1347 canine fecal samples from Hong Kong and one (0.76%) of 131 canine fecal samples from Dubai, with viral loads 1.06×10(3) to 6.64×10(6) copies/ml. Complete genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that CanPV was clustered with feline picornavirus (FePV), bat picornavirus (BatPV) 1 to 3, Ia io picornavirus 1 (IaioPV1) and bovine picornavirus (BoPV), and this cluster was most closely related to the genera Enterovirus and Sapelovirus. The Ka/Ks ratios of all the coding regions were <0.1. According to the definition of the Picornavirus Study Group of ICTV, CanPV, FePV, BatPV 1 to 3, IaioPV1 and BoPV should constitute a novel genus in Picornaviridae. BEAST analysis showed that this genus diverged from its most closely related genus, Sapelovirus, about 49 years ago.

  13. Real-Time Transportation Mode Identification Using Artificial Neural Networks Enhanced with Mode Availability Layers: A Case Study in Dubai

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    Young-Ji Byon

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    Full Text Available Traditionally, departments of transportation (DOTs have dispatched probe vehicles with dedicated vehicles and drivers for monitoring traffic conditions. Emerging assisted GPS (AGPS and accelerometer-equipped smartphones offer new sources of raw data that arise from voluntarily-traveling smartphone users provided that their modes of transportation can correctly be identified. By introducing additional raster map layers that indicate the availability of each mode, it is possible to enhance the accuracy of mode detection results. Even in its simplest form, an artificial neural network (ANN excels at pattern recognition with a relatively short processing timeframe once it is properly trained, which is suitable for real-time mode identification purposes. Dubai is one of the major cities in the Middle East and offers unique environments, such as a high density of extremely high-rise buildings that may introduce multi-path errors with GPS signals. This paper develops real-time mode identification ANNs enhanced with proposed mode availability geographic information system (GIS layers, firstly for a universal mode detection and, secondly for an auto mode detection for the particular intelligent transportation system (ITS application of traffic monitoring, and compares the results with existing approaches. It is found that ANN-based real-time mode identification, enhanced by mode availability GIS layers, significantly outperforms the existing methods.

  14. Dietary habits associated with obesity among adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hábitos dietéticos asociados con la obesidad en los adolescentes de Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos

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    A. A. bin Zaal

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    Full Text Available Aim: to study the association between the dietary habits and behavioural factors with the increased risk of obesity amongst adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE. Method: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 661 adolescents (324 boys and 337 girls aged 12 to 17 years selected by means of a multistage stratified random sampling technique. Results: The highest percentage of obesity was observed at 14 years of age in boys (30.5% and at 13 years of age in girls (35.4%. There was a significant association between the frequency of eating breakfast (P =0.048, snacking between breakfast and lunch (P = 0.044, and obesity in girls but not in boys. A high risk of obesity was associated with eating breakfast at school in both boys (OR = 3.0; CI 1.1-8.3 and girls (OR = 3.4; CI 1.6-7.4. Fast foods showed a significant association with obesity in girls (P = 0.007, but not in boys (P = 0.745. The risk of obesity was higher in boys who ate fast foods at home (OR = 1.3; CI 0.5-3.2 but less in girls (OR = 0.2; CI 0.1-1.0. Conclusion: Intervention programs focused on promoting changes in lifestyles, food habits and increasing physical activity need to be implemented at the earliest.Objetivo: estudiar la asociación entre los hábitos dietéticos y los factores del comportamiento con el riesgo aumentado de obesidad en los adolescentes de Dubai, Emiratos Árabes Unidos (EAU. Método: Se realizó un estudio transversal en 661 adolescentes (324 chicos y 337 chicas con edades entre 12 y 17 años seleccionados mediante una técnica de muestreo aleatoria estratificada de múltiples etapas. Resultados: el mayor porcentaje de obesidad se observó en los chicos de 14 años de edad (30,5% y en las chicas de 13 años (35,4%. Hubo una asociación significativa entre la frecuencia de desayunar (P = 0,048, merendar entre el desayuno y la comida (P = 0,044 y la obesidad en las chicas pero no en los chicos. El riesgo elevado de obesidad se asoció con desayunar

  15. 迪拜与香港现代化比较%A Comparative Study on the Modernization of Dubai and Hong Kong

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    迪拜与香港均是世界著名的贸易、金融、旅游和物流中心,二者在战略地理位置、近现代史和发展现代化的历程等层面有很多相似之处。迪拜和香港的现代化进程都受到英国殖民统治的影响;凭借优越的地理位置,它们都从一个小渔村发展成世界著名的港口;移民为它们的经济建设做出了巨大贡献;转口贸易都曾是其经济结构中最重要的构成部分;目前服务业都是其经济构成中占比最高的部门。在发展现代化的道路上,二者都有值得相互借鉴的经验和教训。%Both Dubai and Hong Kong are famous trade,financial,tourist and logistics centre in the world.There are many similarities between Dubai and Hong Kong in the geographical location,modern and contemporary history,process of modernization,etc.The modernization process of Dubai and Hong Kong has been affected by the British colonialism;they have transformed to the world famous harbors from fishing villages;immigrants have made great contribution to their economy with transfer trade as the most important department of their economic structure.Service trade occupies the highest proportion of their economies.There are many experiences that both cities could learn from each other.

  16. Le statut socio-économique de la pratique musicale aux Émirats arabes unis : la tradition du leiwah à Dubai

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    Maho M. Sebiane

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Le leiwah est une tradition musicale afro-arabe, qui s’est diffusée dans le Golfe Persique à partir de l’Afrique de l’Est par l’intermédiaire des marchands omanais. A Dubai, le leiwah est interprété principalement lors des mariages des différentes communautés de la ville (bédouins, baloutches, ‘ajam, ainsi que lors des commémorations, les fêtes nationales et les festivités commerciales. Il est pratiqué par les membres de ces communautés, de manière semi-professionnelle, plus particulièrement par certains « baloutches », au sein de structures associatives, les « Associations d’arts populaires ». Anciennement non rémunérée, cette pratique est aujourd’hui au centre d’une activité économique hautement concurrentielle entre les ensembles musicaux et les associations qui les abritent. Ce phénomène récent dans le contexte urbain, culturel et social de Dubai permet d'éclairer le statut des musiciens dans la société et dans l'économie émiratie, en pleine mutation par rapport au modèle traditionnel qui était encore en vigueur il y a quarante ans.Socio-Economic Status of Practicing Music in the United Arab Emirates: the Tradition of Leiwah in DubaiLeiwah is an Afro-Arabic musical tradition wide spread in the Persian Golf which came into this region from East Africa by way of Omani merchants. In Dubai, leiwah is performed principally at marriages within the different communities of the city (Bedouins, Balouches, ‘ajam, as well as at anniversaries, National Day celebrations and commercial festivals. It is practiced by amateurs among the members of these communities, especially by some of the « Balouchis » within such associations as ‘the Associations of Popular Arts’. Though this kind of activity was not remunerated in the past, it is presently at the center of a high economic competition between various music bands and the associations which harbor them. This recent phenomenon in Dubai

  17. Development of a surveillance scheme for equine influenza in the UK and characterisation of viruses isolated in Europe, Dubai and the USA from 2010-2012.

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    Woodward, Alana L; Rash, Adam S; Blinman, Donna; Bowman, Samantha; Chambers, Thomas M; Daly, Janet M; Damiani, Armando; Joseph, Sunitha; Lewis, Nicola; McCauley, John W; Medcalf, Liz; Mumford, Jenny; Newton, J Richard; Tiwari, Ashish; Bryant, Neil A; Elton, Debra M

    2014-03-14

    Equine influenza viruses are a major cause of respiratory disease in horses worldwide and undergo antigenic drift. Several outbreaks of equine influenza occurred worldwide during 2010-2012, including in vaccinated animals, highlighting the importance of surveillance and virus characterisation. Virus isolates were characterised from more than 20 outbreaks over a 3-year period, including strains from the UK, Dubai, Germany and the USA. The haemagglutinin-1 (HA1) sequence of all isolates was determined and compared with OIE-recommended vaccine strains. Viruses from Florida clades 1 and 2 showed continued divergence from each other compared with 2009 isolates. The antigenic inter-relationships among viruses were determined using a haemagglutination-inhibition (HI) assay with ferret antisera and visualised using antigenic cartography. All European isolates belonged to Florida clade 2, all those from the USA belonged to Florida clade 1. Two subpopulations of clade 2 viruses were isolated, with either substitution A144V or I179V. Isolates from Dubai, obtained from horses shipped from Uruguay, belonged to Florida clade 1 and were similar to viruses isolated in the USA the previous year. The neuraminidase (NA) sequence of representative strains from 2007 and 2009 to 2012 was also determined and compared with that of earlier isolates dating back to 1963. Multiple changes were observed at the amino acid level and clear distinctions could be made between viruses belonging to Florida clade 1 and clade 2.

  18. Impact of lateral force-resisting system and design/construction practices on seismic performance and cost of tall buildings in Dubai, UAE

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    AlHamaydeh, Mohammad; Galal, Khaled; Yehia, Sherif

    2013-09-01

    The local design and construction practices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), together with Dubai's unique rate of development, warrant special attention to the selection of Lateral Force-Resisting Systems (LFRS). This research proposes four different feasible solutions for the selection of the LFRS for tall buildings and quantifies the impact of these selections on seismic performance and cost. The systems considered are: Steel Special Moment-Resisting Frame (SMRF), Concrete SMRF, Steel Dual System (SMRF with Special Steel Plates Shear Wall, SPSW), and Concrete Dual System (SMRF with Special Concrete Shear Wall, SCSW). The LFRS selection is driven by seismic setup as well as the adopted design and construction practices in Dubai. It is found that the concrete design alternatives are consistently less expensive than their steel counterparts. The steel dual system is expected to have the least damage based on its relatively lesser interstory drifts. However, this preferred performance comes at a higher initial construction cost. Conversely, the steel SMRF system is expected to have the most damage and associated repair cost due to its excessive flexibility. The two concrete alternatives are expected to have relatively moderate damage and repair costs in addition to their lesser initial construction cost.

  19. Three Dendromonocotyle species (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) reported from captive rays, including D. lotteri sp. n. from Himantura gerrardi (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatidae) in the public aquarium at the Atlantis resort, Dubai.

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    Vaughan, David B; Chisholm, Leslie A

    2009-06-01

    Dendromonocotyle lotteri sp. n. is described from the dorsal skin surface of the stingray Himantura gerrardi (Gray) on exhibit in the public aquarium at the Atlantis resort in Dubai. It is differentiated from all other Dendromonocotyle species by the unique morphology of the distal portion of the sclerotised male copulatory organ. Dendromonocotyle lotteri is the second representative in the genus with 56 marginal haptoral papillae having a papillae to loculus association represented numerically as 6-6-8-8. We found Dendromonocotyle colorni Chisholm, Whittington et Kearn, 2001 on the same host specimens at the Atlantis resort public aquarium and Dendromonocotyle kuhlii Young, 1967 on Neotrygon kuhlii (Müller et Henle) kept at Burgers' Zoo Aquarium in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Supplemental information is provided for both D. colorni and D. kuhlii. The presence of Dendromonocotyle infections in public aquaria and host specificity are discussed. A key to the 17 species of Dendromonocotyle is also provided.

  20. A phylogenetically distinct Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus detected in a dromedary calf from a closed dairy herd in Dubai with rising seroprevalence with age.

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    Wernery, Ulrich; El Rasoul, I Hassab; Wong, Emily Y M; Joseph, Marina; Chen, Yixin; Jose, Shanty; Tsang, Alan K L; Patteril, Nissy Annie Georgy; Chen, Honglin; Elizabeth, Shyna K; Yuen, Kwok-Yung; Joseph, Sunitha; Xia, Ningshao; Wernery, Renate; Lau, Susanna K P; Woo, Patrick C Y

    2015-12-02

    Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was detected by monoclonal antibody-based nucleocapsid protein-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), RNA detection, and viral culture from the nasal sample of a 1-month-old dromedary calf in Dubai with sudden death. Whole genome phylogeny showed that this MERS-CoV strain did not cluster with the other MERS-CoV strains from Dubai that we reported recently. Instead, it formed a unique branch more closely related to other MERS-CoV strains from patients in Qatar and Hafr-Al-Batin in Saudi Arabia, as well as the MERS-CoV strains from patients in the recent Korean outbreak, in which the index patient acquired the infection during travel in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Non-synonymous mutations, resulting in 11 unique amino acid differences, were observed between the MERS-CoV genome from the present study and all the other available MERS-CoV genomes. Among these 11 unique amino acid differences, four were found in ORF1ab, three were found in the S1 domain of the spike protein, and one each was found in the proteins encoded by ORF4b, ORF5, envelope gene, and ORF8. MERS-CoV detection for all other 254 dromedaries in this closed dairy herd was negative by nucleocapsid protein-capture ELISA and RNA detection. MERS-CoV IgG sero-positivity gradually increased in dromedary calves with increasing age, with positivity rates of 75% at zero to three months, 79% at four months, 89% at five to six months, and 90% at seven to twelve months. The development of a rapid antigen detection kit for instantaneous diagnosis is warranted.Emerging Microbes & Infections (2015) 4, e74; doi:10.1038/emi.2015.74; published online 2 December 2015.

  1. The UAE’s pilgrimage to international arbitration stardom:a critical appraisal of Dubai as a centre of dispute resolution aspiring to be a Middle East business hub

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    Almutawa, Ahmed M.; Maniruzzaman, Munir

    2014-01-01

    The last two decades have witnessed a growing interest and participation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in international arbitration as they have also joined the New York Convention and the Washington Convention. Still, scepticisms abound as to the efficacy of international arbitration in the GCC states. However, Dubai is considered to have the potential of being a Middle East business hub as it is modernising its arbitration law and practice in light of international developmen...

  2. Transnational M&As in world port sector, from the perspective of Dubai's financial crisis.%从迪拜债务危机看全球港口业的跨国并购

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    李国锋

    2010-01-01

    @@ 2009年11月25日,迪拜世界(Dubai World)宣布重组,并要求延期偿付债务,"迪拜债务危机"爆发.尽管迪拜环球港口(DP world,以下简称"DPW")不在债务重组之列,但其作为迪拜系重要组成部分,将不可避免地受到波及.

  3. Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 clade 2.3.2.1c in hunting falcons and kept wild birds in Dubai implicate intercontinental virus spread.

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    Naguib, Mahmoud M; Kinne, Jörg; Chen, Honglin; Chan, Kwok-Hung; Joseph, Sunitha; Wong, Po-Chun; Woo, Patrick C Y; Wernery, Renate; Beer, Martin; Wernery, Ulrich; Harder, Timm C

    2015-11-01

    Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) of subtype H5N1 have continued to perpetuate with divergent genetic variants in poultry within Asia since 2003. Further dissemination of Asian-derived H5 HPAIVs to Europe, Africa and, most recently, to the North American continent has occurred. We report an outbreak of HPAIV H5N1 among falcons kept for hunting and other wild bird species bred as falcon prey in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the autumn of 2014. The causative agent was identified as avian influenza virus subtype H5N1, clade 2.3.2.1c, by genetic and phylogenetic analyses. High mortality in infected birds was in accordance with systemic pathomorphological and histological alterations in affected falcons. Genetic analysis showed the HPAIV H5N1 of clade 2.3.2.1c is a reassortant in which the PB2 segment was derived from an Asian-origin H9N2 virus lineage. The Dubai H5N1 viruses were closely related to contemporary H5N1 HPAIVs from Nigeria, Burkina-Faso, Romania and Bulgaria. Median-joining network analysis of 2.3.2.1c viruses revealed that the Dubai outbreak was an episode of a westward spread of these viruses on a larger scale from unidentified Asian sources. The incursion into Dubai, possibly via infected captive hunting falcons returning from hunting trips to central Asian countries, preceded outbreaks in Nigeria and other West African countries. The alarmingly enhanced geographical mobility of clade 2.3.2.1.c and clade 2.3.4.4 viruses may represent another wave of transcontinental dissemination of Asian-origin HPAIV H5 viruses, such as the outbreak at Qinghai Lake caused by clade 2.2 (‘Qinghai’ lineage) in 2005.

  4. Two new hemoglobin variants: Hb Aix-Les-Bains [β5(A2)Pro→Leu; HBB:c.17 C>T] and Hb Dubai [α122(H5)His→Leu (α2); HBA2:c.368 A>T].

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    Joly, Philippe; Garcia, Caroline; Lacan, Philippe; Couprie, Nicole; Francina, Alain

    2011-01-01

    We report two new hemoglobin (Hb) variants; one causing an impairment of the N-terminal glycation of the β-globin chain and the other a hematological phenotype of α-thalassemia (α-thal). The first variant is Hb Aix-les-Bains [β5(A2)Pro→Leu] and the second Hb Dubai [α122(H5)His→Leu (α2)]. These two new Hb variants were detected by chromatographic and electrophoretic methods and characterized by molecular studies. Hb Dubai gives an α-thalassemic phenotype and should be routinely detected for preventing severe Hb H disease in couples at-risk for α-thal.

  5. Orthodontic treatment need in Dubai school adolescents: a study of 20,000 school-age adolescents in 66 public and private schools comparing orthodontic treatment need by gender and ethnicity.

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    Al Jeshi, Ameena; Al-Mulla, Anas; Ferguson, Donald J

    2014-09-01

    The purpose of the study was to compare and contrast the orthodontic treatment needs of Dubai school-age school age children as a function of gender and ethnicity. A total of 20,880 subjects were screened in 66 public and private school located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The study sample was grouped according to seven geographic regions. The total sample included 9,765 females and 11,115 males. Ages ranged from 9.08 years to 24.4 years with an overall mean age of 14.5 years. Calibrated dentists examined school age children using Peer Assessment Rating Index (PAR). PAR scores were translated to Index for Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) scores based upon the description of each of the 31 IOTN line item descriptions that constitute IOTN grades from 1 to 5. Upon completion, statistical comparison of the study variables by gender and ethnicity was applied. Evaluation of IOTN grade by gender demonstrated significantly higher male (2.52) than female (2.47, p=0.002) grade; comparison of IOTN grade by region showed South Asia (2.58) significantly higher than Middle East (2.43). IOTN grade was highest for South Asia males (2.62) which was significantly higher than South Asia females (2.55, p=0.023) and higher than both Middle East males and females (2.45 and 2.41, p=.000). Moreover, average South Asia female IOTN grade was significantly higher (p=0.000) than for both Middle East males and females. Conclusions 1. In Dubai school-aged adolescents, 53.2% of the study sample would benefit from orthodontic treatment and 14.4% were profiled as "treatment require". 2. Within the Middle East region, UAE subjects had higher mean IOTN grade than subjects from Iran, Syria and Yemen. 3. India males had significantly higher mean IOTN grades than Middle East male and female subjects from UAE, Iran, Syria, and Yemen. 4. India females had significantly higher mean IOTN grades than Middle East female subjects from UAE, Iran, Syria, and Yemen. It may be concluded that males and females

  6. Clinical Aspects of Dermatitis Associated with Dirofilaria repens in Pets: A Review of 100 Canine and 31 Feline Cases (1990–2010 and a Report of a New Clinic Case Imported from Italy to Dubai

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    Walter Tarello

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cutaneous dirofilariasis is a parasitic disease caused by the mosquito-borne filarial nematodes Dirofilaria (Nochtiella repens, living in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs, cats, wild carnivores, and humans. Cases have been recently reported also from Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, and the Middle East. D. repens is not widely known to cause chronic pruritic dermatitis in animals. Dermatological signs observed in 100 canine clinic cases were pruritus (100%, erythema (79%, papulae (62%, focal or multifocal alopecia (55%, hyperkeratosis (18%, crusting (14%, nodules (12%, acantosis (5%, and eczema (3%. Signs other than dermatological were conjunctivitis (46%, anorexia (35%, vomiting (26%, fever (25%, lethargy (20%, and lymph-adenomegaly (10%. A case imported from Italy to Dubai is described. The opportunistic role of D. repens might explain the presence of asymptomatic carriers, the concurrent observation of nondermatological signs, and the development of dermatitis in a subgroup of parasitized dogs.

  7. Clinical Aspects of Dermatitis Associated with Dirofilaria repens in Pets: A Review of 100 Canine and 31 Feline Cases (1990-2010) and a Report of a New Clinic Case Imported from Italy to Dubai.

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    Tarello, Walter

    2011-01-01

    Cutaneous dirofilariasis is a parasitic disease caused by the mosquito-borne filarial nematodes Dirofilaria (Nochtiella) repens, living in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs, cats, wild carnivores, and humans. Cases have been recently reported also from Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, and the Middle East. D. repens is not widely known to cause chronic pruritic dermatitis in animals. Dermatological signs observed in 100 canine clinic cases were pruritus (100%), erythema (79%), papulae (62%), focal or multifocal alopecia (55%), hyperkeratosis (18%), crusting (14%), nodules (12%), acantosis (5%), and eczema (3%). Signs other than dermatological were conjunctivitis (46%), anorexia (35%), vomiting (26%), fever (25%), lethargy (20%), and lymph-adenomegaly (10%). A case imported from Italy to Dubai is described. The opportunistic role of D. repens might explain the presence of asymptomatic carriers, the concurrent observation of nondermatological signs, and the development of dermatitis in a subgroup of parasitized dogs.

  8. Population data on the PCR-based loci LDLR GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, Gc, HLA-DQA1, and D1S80 from Arabs from Dubai.

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    Alkhayat, A; Alshamali, F; Budowle, B

    1996-07-31

    Population data were generated for the loci LDLR, GYPA, HBGG, D7S8, Gc, HLA-DQA1, and D1S80 from 180 Arabs from Dubai. Except for D7S8 (P = 0.003), the genotype frequency distributions for the loci do not deviate from Hardy Weinberg expectations. There was no evidence for departures from expectations of independence between the loci. Using a test for homogeneity, the loci LDLR, GYPA, D7S8, and Gc were similar between the Dubaian Arab population sample and an Arab population sample from Palestine and the occupied territories, while the loci HBGG (P = 0.003), DQA1 (P < 10(-3)), and D1S80 (P = 0.020) were statistically different.

  9. Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai Or Goodbye?

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    Surendranath JORY

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Starting in 2007, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs from Asia and the Middle East have invested billions of dollars in major U.S. financial firms. The primary driving force behind their growth is rising commodity prices, in particular oil. Given that SWFs represent a relatively new, cash-rich investment group, we studied the public policy concerns with their investments, SWFs mode of entry, and how does the market react to the investment. SWFs lack of transparency with regards to their investment motives and governance structure is cause for concern. While taking full opportunity of depressed security prices as a result of the 2007-2008 financial crisis, they are also being prudent by investing mostly in preferred stocks and fixed-income convertible securities of large U.S. corporations that are followed by many analysts and are highly liquid. Despite investing handsomely in U.S. targets and adopting a hands-off approach toward management; the liquidity crisis continues to perpetuate the decline in SWF-targets’ stock price post-investment. Using an event study parameter approach, we found the short-run market reaction to be statistically insignificant in 11 out of 12 announcements of SWF investments; but in the months following the investment, SWF-targets underperform both the S&P500 and the Dow Jones Financial Services Index Fund.

  10. Dubai man-made islands

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    汪伦

    2009-01-01

    位于阿拉伯半岛阿拉伯联合酋长国的迪拜人工岛,是一个将于2009年全部完工的宏伟的建筑工程。届时,一个水下酒店、一座世界上最高的摩天大楼、一处室内滑雪场、一个规模浩大的主题公园将浮出水面,令世人叹为观止。

  11. Availability and chemical composition of traditional eye cosmetics ("kohls") used in the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Fujairah.

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    Hardy, Andrew D; Walton, Richard I; Myers, Kathryn A; Vaishnav, Ragini

    2006-01-01

    This study was undertaken in order to determine the availability and chemical composition of potentially lead-toxic traditional eye cosmetics ("kohls") in six of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thus of especial interest was the percentage of the purchased samples that contained the toxic element lead. A total of 53 observably different kohl samples were found to be available overall in the six emirates: Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Fujairah. It was found that 19 of these samples had been previously analyzed by us in studies covering Oman, Abu Dhabi (city), and Egypt (Cairo). The techniques of X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to analyze the remaining 34 samples. Overall, for the 53 kohl samples, it was found that 20 (38%) contained a lead compound (galena, PbS) as the main component. The other main components were found to be one of the following: amorphous carbon, calcite/aragonite (CaCO3), goethite (FeO(OH)), hematite (Fe2O3), sassolite (H3BO3), talc (Mg3Si4O10(OH)2), or zincite (ZnO).

  12. Les mobilités à l'épreuve des aéroports : des espaces publics aux territorialités en réseau. Les cas de Paris Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol, Francfort-sur-le-Main et Dubai International.

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    Frétigny, Jean-Baptiste; Fretigny, Jean-Baptiste

    2013-01-01

    Thèse réalisée avec le soutien du Conseil Régional d'Île-de-France.; This thesis questions the meaning of the experience of four main international airports: Paris Charles-De-Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol, Frankfurt am Main and Dubai International. The main hypothesis is that these four hubs, far from being non-places, are on the contrary places of power and privileged laboratories to observe new relationships to place and to territory in mobility. These very complex places of interchange are an...

  13. Studies on the Risk Problems of Local Financing Platform --Compared with the "Dubai Crisis"%地方融资平台的风险问题研究——与“迪拜危机”的比较

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    2012-01-01

    迪拜债务危机与我国地方融资平台债务问题有许多相似之处,剖析比较“迪拜世界”对我国地方融资平台的发展有借鉴意义。当前我国地方政府长期累积巨额债务,应通过坚持市场化运作,完善治理结构;明确融资投向,严格落实还款来源;建立债务风险管理机制,加强外部监管;完善我国财税体制,加快政府债券的规范发展等途径予以化解,以促进地方经济平稳发展。%Dubai debt crisis and China' s local financing platform of debt problems have many similarities, and the analysis of their comparison has drawn lessons. Currently,local government accumulates long - term huge debts, so she should adhere to the market operation, perfect the governance structure;clear financing direction, strictly implement the source of repayment;establish debt risk management mechanism, strengthen external supervision;improve finance and taxation system in our country, and accelerate the development way of government bonds' solution in order to promote the stable development of the local economy.

  14. Global City, tribal Citizenship: Dubai's paradox

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    Lavergne, Marc

    2007-01-01

    This paper deals with the contrast between the beduin tribal origins of the rulers of this wealthy and dynamic Emirate and the globalized economy and society which makes for the majority of its dwellers. It raises the question of the sustainability of the model, faced with the tendency of the foreign population to settle there on the long run, and the need to involve this population, or at least the middle and upper middle class in the project for Dubaï.

  15. 成都国际赛马主题旅游空间的发展研究--基于迪拜迈丹赛马的启示与思考%Development of Chengdu International Horseracing Theme Tourism---Based on the Model of Dubai Meydan Racecourse

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    李要南; 杨蒙蒙

    2016-01-01

    The study, with the method of field visit, press conferences and literature review, bases its research on the development experience of Dubai Meydan Racecourse, to explore and analysis the racing theme tourism space of Chengdu Wenjiang. It holds that its development has the following problems including the insufficient publicity of the racing games;not a professional event organization and management team;Racetrack without a settled year event cycle; Domestic horse and jockey for Dubai World Cup regret can't participate in Chengdu, etc. The suggestions are accordingly offered in this paper: through the news to increase the propaganda of horseracing event; With the help of a star to improve the influence of the tourist destination and horse racing events; To strengthen the scientific, modern racetracks management; to conduct charitable public welfare of the horse lottery,etc.%基于迪拜迈丹赛马场的发展经验,运用实地考察、参加记者招待会、文献资料等方法对成都温江赛马主题旅游空间进行研究分析。发现成都赛马旅游空间存在问题有:赛事举办方对赛马赛事的宣传力度不足;未组建专业的赛事组织管理团队;赛马场没有固定的年赛事周期;国内赛马、骑师不能参与成都迪拜世界杯的竞逐感到遗憾。建议:通过新闻媒体等方式加大赛马赛事的宣传,努力提高赛马赛事的知名度;借助明星效应来提高旅游目的地和赛马赛事的影响力;加强赛马场的科学化、现代化管理;政府做好引导作用,开展慈善公益性马彩。

  16. Comparative Studies on Products Diversification Strategies and their Economic Performances between Dubai and Abu Dhabi as the Regions with Abundant Natural Resources%资源丰裕区域产业多元化战略选择与经济绩效:迪拜与阿布扎比的比较研究

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    景普秋; 朱俊杰

    2015-01-01

    产业多元化是资源丰裕国家/区域打破“资源诅咒”的主要途径,但产业多元化战略选择以及相应的制度安排存在差异,则经济绩效会有明显差距。本文以迪拜和阿布扎比为例,从两个酋长国多元化战略以及收益分配制度、发展战略、财政税收政策、自由贸易政策和制度环境等角度,探讨其多元化绩效差异的原因。从两个酋长国宏观经济、产业结构、就业结构、出口结构等角度揭示两国产业多元化绩效的差异,在此基础上,对资源丰裕国家/区域如何推进多元化提出政策建议。%Products diversification is an important way to escape resource curse in the countries or regions with abundant natural resources .The economic performances are different if not the same diversification strategies and related policies are adopted .The thesis takes Dubai and Abu Dhabi as examples , analyzes diversification strategies and revenue distributions , fiscal systems , free trades and system environment , probes into the causes on different economic performances .It reveals the differences on economic per-formances between the two United Arab Emirates based on macroeconomics , industrial structure , employ-ment structure , export structure and so on .Finally it puts forward some policy proposals on how to push products diversification in the countries or regions with abundant natural resources .

  17. Doing Business in Both Markets:Dubai and China

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    2010-01-01

    It is the winter at this moment; cold and mist are the two themes of this season. The earth is still frozen in spite of a little warm from the winter sunshine. In the past 2009, China’s textile and apparel industry experienced that winter with freezing cold. In the first half of 2009, China’s textile

  18. Graduate Education Is the Dubai of Higher Learning

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    Adamson, Morgan

    2010-01-01

    Mark C. Taylor's op-ed in the "New York Times," "End the University as We Know It," struck a nerve among both faculty and graduate students, as shown by the numerous blog posts and letters to the editor it inspired. Taylor, chair of the religion department at Columbia University, spoke directly to their deepest insecurities by describing graduate…

  19. Idle talking about Dubai%清谈迪拜

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    张平

    2011-01-01

    题记:去迪拜。她是阿拉伯联合酋长国(阿联酋)七国中位居第二台勺酋长国,又是阿联酋的第二大城市。我们在上海浦东国际机场集合,搭乘阿联酋航空公司国际航班,经停昆明飞迪拜。航班号为2021号,16:00起飞(北京时间)一20:00抵达迪拜(迪拜时间),飞行约5个小时,中国与迪拜的时差4个小时,落地时天还没有黑。

  20. Dubai and the United Arab Emirates : security threats.

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    Christopher M. Davidson

    2009-01-01

    The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) wealthiest emirate, Abu Dhabi, has built up the UAE Armed Forces in recent decades by procuring some of the finest military hardware available. This has provided the UAE with a strong defence shield and has undoubtedly reduced the threat of foreign invasion. However, the UAE’s hard security capabilities are either insufficient or inappropriate for countering remaining regional threats from Iran or, to a lesser extent, other Arab states. As such, ...

  1. Graduate Education Is the Dubai of Higher Learning

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    Adamson, Morgan

    2010-01-01

    Mark C. Taylor's op-ed in the "New York Times," "End the University as We Know It," struck a nerve among both faculty and graduate students, as shown by the numerous blog posts and letters to the editor it inspired. Taylor, chair of the religion department at Columbia University, spoke directly to their deepest insecurities by…

  2. Will Hainan become Dubai%海南成为迪拜又如何

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    2010-01-01

    @@ 海南建设国际旅游岛获批之时,迪拜债务危机爆发刚刚不久.有人以为海南在这个时候打出国际旅游岛概念并不是一个好时机,因为全球的地产商和银行都还心有余悸.事实则正好相反.一方面,大量国际游资热钱正在寻找下一个温床;另一方面,从山西小煤窑撤出的、从迪拜撤回的国内"炒客"也正为下一个投机对象发愁.因此,从吸引投资的角度来看,海南概念的提出也许正是时候.

  3. Notes on the nesting of three species of Megachilinae in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, UAE

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    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Some observations on the nesting of three species belonging to phylogenetically interesting lineages of Megachilinae are presented. Published knowledge of the nesting of these species, Megachile (Maximegachile maxillosa Guérin-Méneville (Megachilini, Megachile (Eurymella patellimana Spinola (Megachilini, and Pseudoheriades grandiceps Peters (currently assigned to the Osmiini, is fragmentary making the notes presented here a worthwhile addition. The brood cells of M. maxillosa and of P. grandiceps, constructed from a mixture of resin and sand, were positioned in pre-existing cavities, trap-nests, above ground. The cells of the former are equal in diameter to the boring and are constructed in linear series. Those of the latter are small ovoid and are grouped to form a cluster. Megachile patellimana was nesting in burrows in compacted sandy ground beneath a plant and in the banks of an irrigation furrow. At the former site a female was carrying a freshly cut leaf piece and at the latter another was carrying a cut length of narrow, tough, green plastic. The nest contained a group of identical lengths of plastic, clearly a substitute for leaves.

  4. Commercial Multimodal Cargo Procedures in Dubai Were Generally Effective, but Contract Oversight Could Be Improved

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    performance measures. Specifically, USTRANSCOM contracting officials did not test the accuracy of the electronic data interchange ( EDI ) transactions to...having an official delegated contract oversight role. • test contractor-submitted EDI transactions used to verify contractor performance for the ITV...reports using EDI .8 The commercial multimodal contract quality assurance surveillance plan (QASP), states that contractor-provided EDI transactions are

  5. Persian Gulf-based SWFs and Financial Hubs in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar

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    Asim Ali; Shatha Al-Aswad

    2012-01-01

    Competitive branding between Bahrain, Qatar and UAE has occurred on different levels of investment through the medium of the Gulf State Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs). This has happened across a number of sectors: oil and gas, finance, real estate, automotive and entertainment, but Vision 2030 for the three states gives a sense of duplicating strategies. As they aim to diversify their economies and create jobs, they have also duplicated efforts, perhaps leading to a misallocation of resources....

  6. BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES: THE CASE OF DUBAI AND THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY

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    Di Foggia, Giacomo; Lazzarotti, Valentina

    2013-01-01

    Place competitiveness and entrepreneurship is becoming more and more central in the economic debate on microeconomic of development. We focus on the interlinkages between public administration and business development as it is important to shed light on implemented reforms across countries and over time. Prior research shows that appropriate form and coherent governance structure are key determinants in successful projects in local development. This does not exhaust the set of factors leading...

  7. Disseminated Cryptococcus deuterogattii (AFLP6/VGII) infection in an Arabian horse from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Kinne, Jörg; Joseph, Marina; Wernery, Ulrich; Nogradi, Nora; Hagen, Ferry

    2017-06-05

    During the past decades there has been an increase in cryptococcal infections caused by the basidiomycetous yeast species Cryptococcus gattii sensu lato, among humans and animals that live in endemic regions in Australia, Europe and the Americas. Unlike human cryptococcosis, little epidemiological data are available about C. gattii sensu lato infections in horses. A fatal case of a disseminated C. gattii sensu lato infection in an 11-year-old Arabian gelding imported from South Africa into the United Arab Emitares is reported. Tissue samples were studied by conventional mycology procedures and the obtained cryptococcal isolate was molecularly characterized by mating-type determination, amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) fingerprinting, and multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Phylogenetic analysis was performed to investigate the geographic origin of the cryptococcal isolate. The isolate was identified as Cryptococcus deuterogattii (AFLP6/VGII), mating-type α. Phylogenetic analysis showed that it was closely related to another C. deuterogattii isolate from the Middle East. A second case of a C. deuterogattii infection in the Middle East is described. It is likely that the horse acquired the infection in the Middle East, as the isolate is closely related to that of a recent human case from that region. Copyright © 2017 Asociación Española de Micología. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  8. One Thousand and Two Nights of Dubai%迪拜的"一千零二夜"

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    洛普

    2009-01-01

    @@ 编者按: 这是一趟名副其实的"拜金之旅". 1966年,人们在迪拜发现油田,一举改变了迪拜人的命运.如今,这里已是世界奢华之都,是梦幻之岛.这里有世界上惟一的七星级酒店,有"棕榈岛"、"世界岛"等人造岛屿和无数豪华绮丽的建筑.迪拜政府雄心勃勃,要把迪拜打造成世界级的人间天堂,金钱的威力令世人咋舌.

  9. Assisted reproductive technologies and fertility "tourism": examples from global Dubai and the Ivy League.

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    Inhorn, Marcia C; Shrivastav, Pankaj; Patrizio, Pasquale

    2012-01-01

    What motivates the global movements of infertile people searching for assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)? In this article, we attempt to answer this question by exploring infertile patients' practices of so-called "fertility tourism." Based on ethnographic research carried out with nearly 300 infertile travelers in two major ART centers--one in the global hub of the United Arab Emirates and the other at a major East Coast Ivy League university--we examine a diverse set of reasons for reproductive travel. We argue that reproductive "tourism" should be reconceptualized as reproductive "exile" in that infertile couples feel barred from accessing ARTs in their home countries. Listening to reproductive travel stories is key to understanding infertile couples' transnational "quests for conception." Stories of two couples, one from Lebanon and one from Italy, demonstrate the poignancy of these quests and begin to shed light on the complex calculus of factors governing this global movement of reproductive actors.

  10. Dubai 3d Textuerd Mesh Using High Quality Resolution Vertical/oblique Aerial Imagery

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    Tayeb Madani, Adib; Ziad Ahmad, Abdullateef; Christoph, Lueken; Hammadi, Zamzam; Manal Abdullah Sabeal, Manal Abdullah x.

    2016-06-01

    Providing high quality 3D data with reasonable quality and cost were always essential, affording the core data and foundation for developing an information-based decision-making tool of urban environments with the capability of providing decision makers, stakeholders, professionals, and public users with 3D views and 3D analysis tools of spatial information that enables real-world views. Helps and assist in improving users' orientation and also increase their efficiency in performing their tasks related to city planning, Inspection, infrastructures, roads, and cadastre management. In this paper, the capability of multi-view Vexcel UltraCam Osprey camera images is examined to provide a 3D model of building façades using an efficient image-based modeling workflow adopted by commercial software's. The main steps of this work include: Specification, point cloud generation, and 3D modeling. After improving the initial values of interior and exterior parameters at first step, an efficient image matching technique such as Semi Global Matching (SGM) is applied on the images to generate point cloud. Then, a mesh model of points is calculated using and refined to obtain an accurate model of buildings. Finally, a texture is assigned to mesh in order to create a realistic 3D model. The resulting model has provided enough LoD2 details of the building based on visual assessment. The objective of this paper is neither comparing nor promoting a specific technique over the other and does not mean to promote a sensor-based system over another systems or mechanism presented in existing or previous paper. The idea is to share experience.

  11. A profile of cases of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia at a large tertiary centre in dubai.

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    Rangwala, Tasneem H; Badawi, Faiza

    2011-01-01

    Objectives. To study (1) the prevalence of different types of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) in the local and nonlocal population of women at Al Wasl Hospital, a tertiary level referral centre for northern Emirates, (2) the safety of cervical preparation before uterine evacuation, (3) the role of repeat uterine evacuation in curing these cases, and (4) the percentage of cases ultimately requiring chemotherapy. Material and Methods. Retrospective analysis of case records of 35 women with diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia were managed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Al Wasl Hospital, over a 2-year period between January 2007 to December 2008. Results. 35 cases of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia were seen in a 2-year period (January 2007 to December 2008) at Al Wasl Hospital, with 7000 deliveries per year, prevalence being 1 in 400 live births. 60% cases were local Arabs. Histopathology revealed complete mole in 13 cases, partial mole in 17 cases, hydropic degeneration of villi in 4 cases, and no identifiable tissue in 1 case. No cases of choriocarcinoma or placental site trophoblastic tumour were seen during the study period. 34% cases received cervical preparation with prostaglandins prior to surgical curettage. Complications were minor. 62% were cured by primary suction curettage, 12% after second (repeat) uterine evacuation, and 25% needed single drug chemotherapy. 8% cases defaulted after primary evacuation and were lost to followup. Conclusions. Prevalence of GTN in the local Arab population is similar to other Asian populations. The majority of cases are cured by simple suction uterine curettage. Cervical preparation with prostaglandins should be done in selected cases to avoid perforation during evacuation. Second (repeat) uterine evacuation can be curative in some cases with strict selection criteria and avoid the need for chemotherapy. Regional registry of cases is needed to estimate the true incidence of this disease.

  12. From Teacher Dependence to Learner Independence: Case Study from the Dubai Women's College.

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    Hawker, Laila

    The process of shifting from the educational practice paradigm of the traditional teacher-dependent classroom to an independent learning environment requires transformation of attitudes, beliefs, and actions of students and teachers alike through understanding and acquisition and application of fundamental learning principles, skills, and…

  13. Acute middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in livestock Dromedaries, Dubai, 2014.

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    Wernery, Ulrich; Corman, Victor M; Wong, Emily Y M; Tsang, Alan K L; Muth, Doreen; Lau, Susanna K P; Khazanehdari, Kamal; Zirkel, Florian; Ali, Mansoor; Nagy, Peter; Juhasz, Jutka; Wernery, Renate; Joseph, Sunitha; Syriac, Ginu; Elizabeth, Shyna K; Patteril, Nissy Annie Georgy; Woo, Patrick C Y; Drosten, Christian

    2015-06-01

    Camels carry Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, but little is known about infection age or prevalence. We studied >800 dromedaries of all ages and 15 mother-calf pairs. This syndrome constitutes an acute, epidemic, and time-limited infection in camels <4 years of age, particularly calves. Delayed social separation of calves might reduce human infection risk.

  14. Development of the ICT Sector and Urban Competitiveness: The Case of Dubai

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    Keivani, Ramin; Parsa, Ali; Younis, Bassem

    2003-01-01

    The one common thread in all studies of globalization is the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in facilitating the advanced producer service, production, innovation, and knowledge function that have come to characterize the urban condition at the heart of this process. ICTs provide the instantaneous and real-time…

  15. Are artificial reefs surrogates of natural habitats for corals and fish in Dubai, United Arab Emirates?

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    Burt, J.; Bartholomew, A.; Usseglio, P.; Bauman, A.; Sale, P. F.

    2009-09-01

    Artificial reefs are often promoted as mitigating human impacts in coastal ecosystems and enhancing fisheries; however, evidence supporting their benefits is equivocal. Such structures must be compared with natural reefs in order to assess their performance, but past comparisons typically examined artificial structures that were too small, or were immature, relative to the natural reefs. We compared coral and fish communities on two large (>400,000 m3) and mature (>25 year) artificial reefs with six natural coral patches. Coral cover was higher on artificial reefs (50%) than in natural habitats (31%), but natural coral patches contained higher species richness (29 vs. 20) and coral diversity ( H' = 2.3 vs. 1.8). Multivariate analyses indicated strong differences between coral communities in natural and artificial habitats. Fish communities were sampled seasonally for 1 year. Multivariate fish communities differed significantly among habitat types in the summer and fall, but converged in the winter and spring. Univariate analysis indicated that species richness and abundance were stable throughout the year on natural coral patches but increased significantly in the summer on artificial reefs compared with the winter and spring, explaining the multivariate changes in community structure. The increased summer abundance on artificial reefs was mainly due to adult immigration. Piscivores were much more abundant in the fall than in the winter or spring on artificial reefs, but had low and stable abundance throughout the year in natural habitats. It is likely that the decreased winter and spring abundance of fish on the artificial reefs resulted from both predation and emigration. These results indicate that large artificial reefs can support diverse and abundant coral and fish communities. However, these communities differ structurally and functionally from those in natural habitats, and they should not be considered as replacements for natural coral and fish communities.

  16. The use of point load test for Dubai weak calcareous sandstones

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    Amr Farouk Elhakim

    2015-01-01

    Intact rock is typically described according to its uniaxial compressive strength (UCS). The UCS is needed in the design of geotechnical engineering problems including stability of rock slopes and design of shallow and deep foundations resting on and/or in rocks. Accordingly, a correct measurement/evaluation of the UCS is essential to a safe and economic design. Typically, the UCS is measured using the unconfined compression tests performed on cylindrical intact specimens with a minimum lengt...

  17. DUBAI 3D TEXTUERD MESH USING HIGH QUALITY RESOLUTION VERTICAL/OBLIQUE AERIAL IMAGERY

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Providing high quality 3D data with reasonable quality and cost were always essential, affording the core data and foundation for developing an information-based decision-making tool of urban environments with the capability of providing decision makers, stakeholders, professionals, and public users with 3D views and 3D analysis tools of spatial information that enables real-world views. Helps and assist in improving users’ orientation and also increase their efficiency in performing their tasks related to city planning, Inspection, infrastructures, roads, and cadastre management. In this paper, the capability of multi-view Vexcel UltraCam Osprey camera images is examined to provide a 3D model of building façades using an efficient image-based modeling workflow adopted by commercial software’s. The main steps of this work include: Specification, point cloud generation, and 3D modeling. After improving the initial values of interior and exterior parameters at first step, an efficient image matching technique such as Semi Global Matching (SGM is applied on the images to generate point cloud. Then, a mesh model of points is calculated using and refined to obtain an accurate model of buildings. Finally, a texture is assigned to mesh in order to create a realistic 3D model. The resulting model has provided enough LoD2 details of the building based on visual assessment. The objective of this paper is neither comparing nor promoting a specific technique over the other and does not mean to promote a sensor-based system over another systems or mechanism presented in existing or previous paper. The idea is to share experience.

  18. The impact of transit signal priority: case study in Dubai, UAE

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    Al Khateeb Hadeel

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Abdulfatah & Alkhateeb proposes on this paper one of the Intelligent Transportation Systems- ITS, the Transit Signal Priority- TSP, which involves real time tracking. The United States is considered one of the lead countries in implementing this strategy since decades ago. Europe and Germany have also implemented TSP quite extensively to improve rider-ship and buses efficiency. TSP is a strategy that supports the transit system through easing the movement of the service. The operational technique used for TSP is controlling the signal system at the intersections. A detector system must be integrated in the implementation stage. It will detect the preference of public buses among the other vehicles in the traffic queue. Determining of optimal detector location for the TSP with queued lanes is the main feature. It must be studied and decided on before starting different signalization proposals for the intersection. Controlling traffic signal in favor of the public bus system will improve reliability and efficiency for buses. Meanwhile, the extreme impact of the TSP on general traffic as well as on public buses became the basis for many recent studies and thesis tested by many authors. The scope of the project as addressed in this paper is to report the delivered results of different scenarios tested, and then compare these proposed scenarios to select the best signal consideration, which has a potential impact on bus and traffic performance. After applying TSP, the results show that the impact of actuating traffic signals in Al Mussallah / Al Maktoum corridor after extending green time for bus approach (15 sec through minimum reduction on average travel time for busses by 7.04%and tremendous increase in travel time for cars by 38.68%. A reduction in cars Avg. Speed by 28.04% in comparison to 35.52% buses Avg. Speed. On the other hand, a reduction in buses delay received by 14.11% and a decrease in Avg. Stopped delay per bus of about 18.56%, while cars received an increase in delay of around 57.00% with increased Avg. Stopped delay per car of 55.13%.

  19. 78 FR 18808 - Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; Removal of Person From the Entity List Based on...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE..., Dubai, U.A.E.; and Dubai Shopping Center, Office 13, Dubai, U.A.E.; (5) Dr. Artush Parsi, No. 75 Noor... Dubai Shopping Center, Office 13, Dubai, U.A.E.; (8) Liberty House Trading LLC, a.k.a. the following two...

  20. 78 FR 33471 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70... Dnata Building, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Web site www.abanair.com ; Email...; Warehouse No.J-01, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 293020 Dubai Airport...

  1. 76 FR 6168 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; NASDAQ OMX BX...

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    ... aggregate) from Borse Dubai Limited (``Borse Dubai'') (the ``Stock Repurchase''). Also on December 16, 2010... Borse Dubai (``Nomura Purchase''). The Stock Repurchase and Nomura Purchase closed on December 21, 2010... the existing Stockholders' Agreement between NASDAQ OMX and Borse Dubai (``Borse Dubai...

  2. The impact of cultural distance on local residents perception of tourism development: The case of Dubai in UAE

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    Zaidan, Esmat

    2016-01-01

    This study discusses the importance of understanding cultural differences between tourists and hosts for developing positive cross-cultural tourist interaction and its influence on the host's perception of sociocultural impacts of tourism. A logistic regression model is used to identify the significant positive as well as negative impacts perceived by hosts who view a significant cultural distance between them and tourists versus those who do not. It is found that there is a significant relat...

  3. Expatriate mobility, firm recruitment and local context: Skilled international migration to the rapidly globalizing city of Dubai.

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    Ewers, Michael c.; Dicce, Ryan

    2017-01-01

    About the Book In today’s global knowledge economy, competition for the best and brightest workers has intensified. Highly skilled workers are an asset to companies, knowledge institutions, cities, and regions as they contribute to knowledge creation, innovation, and economic growth and development. Skilled migrants cross, and many times straddle, international borders to pursue professional opportunities. These spatial relocations provide opportunities and challenges for migrants and the ...

  4. A serologic survey for Coxiella burnetii in semi-wild ungulates in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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    Chaber, Anne-Lise; Lloyd, Christopher; O'Donovan, Declan; McKeown, Sean; Wernery, Ulrich; Bailey, Tom

    2012-01-01

    Q fever, a highly infectious zoonotic disease caused by Coxiella burnetii, has not been officially reported in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This first serosurvey of a large group of semi-free-ranging animals in the UAE indicates that a wide range of ungulates have been exposed C. burnettii in the region.

  5. The impact of cultural distance on local residents perception of tourism development: The case of Dubai in UAE

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    Zaidan, Esmat

    2016-01-01

    This study discusses the importance of understanding cultural differences between tourists and hosts for developing positive cross-cultural tourist interaction and its influence on the host's perception of sociocultural impacts of tourism. A logistic regression model is used to identify the significant positive as well as negative impacts perceived by hosts who view a significant cultural distance between them and tourists versus those who do not. It is found that there is a significant relat...

  6. 77 FR 22756 - Modification of Temporary Denial Order Making Temporary Denial of Export Privileges Applicable to...

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    2012-04-17

    ..., a/k/a/ Gatewick Aviation Services, G 22 Dubai Airport Free Zone, P.O. Box 393754, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and P.O. Box 52404, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Mohamed Abdulla Alqaz Building, Al Maktoum Street, Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard, a/k/a Kosarian Fard,...

  7. 76 FR 68129 - Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less...

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    ... Comparisons'' section of this notice, below. On May 19, 2011, we selected Dubai Wire FZE (Dubai Wire... issued the antidumping questionnaire to Dubai Wire, Precision Fasteners, and Tech Fast. We received questionnaire responses from Dubai Wire and Precision Fasteners. We did not receive a questionnaire...

  8. 76 FR 41757 - Mahan Airways, et al.; Modification of Temporary Denial Order To Add Zarand Aviation as a Denied...

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    .../Gatewick Aviation Services, G#22 Dubai Airport Free Zone, P.O. Box 393754, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and P.O. Box 52404, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Mohamed Abdulla Alqaz Building, Al Maktoum Street, Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard, a/k/a Kosarian Fard, P.O....

  9. 76 FR 10668 - Additional Designations, Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

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    ...) (entity) 2. AL ADAL EXCHANGE, P.O. Box 56351, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Nasr Square, Opposite Car Park Building, Shop No. 5, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Naser Square, RPA Carpet Building, Shop No. 5, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Al Souk Al Kbirr Street, Near Gargash Center, Deira, Dubai, United...

  10. Dubai Debt Crisis:Reasons,Influences and Implications%迪拜债务危机:原因、影响及启示

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    董彦岭; 刘青

    2010-01-01

    2009年11月25日,迪拜政府宣布将重组旗下最大的主权投资公司迪拜世界,延迟6个月偿还其即将到期的约600亿美元债务.此事引起全球金融市场对迪拜未来偿还能力的担忧,多国股市出现下跌.迪拜债务危机的爆发主要是迪拜的发展模式出现问题,导致在金融危机冲击下房地产价格大幅度下跌.欧洲银行业在此次危机中风险敞口最大.此次事件会使新兴市场资金流向和美元汇率短期受到影响,但对世界经济的长期影响有限.迪拜危机对中国影响较小,但其所暴露的问题值得我们关注.

  11. Dubai Debt Crisis: Causes, Trends and Implications%迪拜债务危机:原因、走向与影响

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    黄梅波; 熊爱宗

    2010-01-01

    2009年11月25日,迪拜政府宣布对其国有控股企业迪拜世界进行重组而引发迪拜债务危机.近年来迪拜在经济快速发展下积累了大量外债,这为危机埋下了隐忧,受美国金融危机影响,迪拜房地产市场泡沫破裂,房地产价格急剧下跌,这成为引发迪拜债务危机的直接导火索.从目前来看,尽管迪拜债务危机对世界经济造成了一定影响,但应该不会引发新一轮的世界金融危机.

  12. PERFIL CARACTERIZDOR E ANÁLISE DE GOLS DA SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA DE BEACH SOCCER NA INTERCONTINENTAL CUP DUBAI 2012

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    Edvaldo Torres Pedroza Júnior

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: For Leitão (2004, in most sportive modalities the obtainment of different kinds of information can be the threshold between the preparation that leads to success and that which leads to failure. Hence, we consider the game analysis of fundamental importance in collective sports. Objective: The present studies were analyses, interpreted and characterize the types of offensive actions as well as spatial zones of finalization where the goals were scored by the Brazilian National Beach Soccer Team at the 2012 Samsung Intercontinental Cup. Materials and Methods: At first we analyzed only as observers and through DVDs the 25 goals scored in the five matches played by the Brazilian Beach Soccer Team, regarding the statistical procedures we went through the descriptive statistics of the absolute, relative and average kind. Yet in a second moment, the data analyzed and classified by spatial zone and offensive action were compared to pertinent scientific literature. Results: Analyzing the data collected, it was possible to observe that the Brazilian Beach Soccer Team scored 25 goals in five matches, goal occurring in all kinds of standardized offensive actions, but with a higher percentage of incidences of positional attack followed by a dead ball. Regarding the spatial zones we use a classification standard goals occurred in almost all of the zones with the exception of two spatial zones. There being greater occurrence in the average right zone followed by the left offensive zone. Discussion: The goals occurred through the entire offensive tactic actions being the positional attack and dead ball the most effective forms to get to the goal post, however, regarding the zone of origin of the goal, goals happened in almost all of them, with the exception of the left defensive and the right offensive zones. Conclusion: We believe that the results obtained in this study may serve as a methodological reference for training organization and elaboration considering that there is virtually no scientific production related to the theme.

  13. 把兰州建成"迪拜式航空枢纽"将会如何?%How about building Lanzhou into another Dubai?

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    朱庆宇

    2009-01-01

    @@ 一、"迪拜航空枢纽"的现代服务业奇迹 迪拜是阿拉伯联合酋长国第二大城市,在上世纪50年代,迪拜只是中东波斯湾沿岸的一个滨海小镇,人口不足5000人,大多是目不识丁的牧民.而今天迪拜人口超过130多万,全球超过7000亿美元的热钱资金流进这个被誉为"新纽约"的机会之城.据统计,迪拜的经济产业中现代服务业处于主导地位,2005年服务产业约占整个GDP的68%.

  14. Enlightenment of the Dubai Crisis for China's Real Estate Industry%迪拜危机对我国房地产发展的启示

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    邢孝兵; 徐洁香

    2010-01-01

    @@ 一、迪拜危机 2009年11月25日,位于阿拉伯半岛中部的阿联酋迪拜酋长国政府宣布,将重组其主权投资实体--迪拜世界公司,并申请暂停其部分外债偿还,期限为6个月.据估算,整个迪拜政府的欠债约有800亿美元,与2008年该国的GDP相当,其中,迪拜世界公司的债务高达590亿美元,占迪拜总体债务的74%.

  15. Oean Wave within Abaca Leaves,Nobu in Dubai%蕉麻叶下的海浪声Nobu餐厅迪拜分店

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    Rockwell Group

    2009-01-01

    @@ 位于迪拜棕榈岛(Palm Jumeirah)上的亚特兰蒂斯酒店于去年11月新开张,其中包括很多餐厅和娱乐设施.著名餐厅Nobu在中东地区开张的第一个分店也选择在了迪拜的这个奢华酒店里.Nobu通过和Rockwell集团的合作,已经把分店开到了世界各地,包括纽约、墨尔本、莫斯科和香港.这次的新店开张标志着集目与亚特兰蒂斯酒店的合作开始.被人称为世界第八奇迹的迪拜棕榈岛位于波斯湾,是迪拜三大人工岛之一,也是世界最大的人工岛.这里聚集世界顶尖的餐饮、酒店和娱乐场所.由Kerzner International Limited和is-tithmar PSJC两大投资集团合作开发的亚特兰蒂斯酒店一直是迪拜最奢侈的酒店之一,也是最新的个奢华酒店.

  16. Thought on Dubai Crisis and China & Real Estate Development%迪拜危机与中国房地产业发展思考

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    刘成高

    2010-01-01

    在金融危机爆发一年多,全球经济正逐步企稳并趋于复苏之际,堪称本世纪人类建筑第一大奇迹的迪拜世界却陷入了重重债务危机之中,随着阿联酋政府宣布暂停半年迪拜世界的部分外债偿还,并对迪拜世界公司进行重组等消息相继发布,全球股市应声大跌,期货和外汇市场急剧波动,世界经济再次在阴影中彷徨."成也地产、败也地产",这是许多市场分析人士对迪拜世界的今天所给出的评论,迪拜神话的轰然倒塌对正以投资刺激经济复苏,尤其是在投资中占据相当比例,且正处在风口浪尖的中国房地产行业来说,无疑是值得思考和警示的.

  17. 迪拜汉语教学环境调查研究%An Investigation Report on the Chinese Teaching Environment at Dubai

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    赵周宽

    2007-01-01

    迪拜是阿拉伯联合酋长国第二大酋长国,是中东地区的商贸中心,中国商品在该地区的大规模销售,引发了迪拜人对于中国汉语的热情.近年来,除了民间的语言学院教授汉语以外,迪拜官方也将学习汉语、了解中国作为一项事关酋长国经贸发展的大事.迪拜警察学院是迪拜唯一一所由国家公派教师任教的汉语教学机构,学院开设汉语课程,聘请对外汉语教师教授基础汉语,这一文化举措在阿拉伯联合酋长国境内尚属首例.

  18. Individual and Collaborative Technology-Mediated Learning Using Question & Answer Online Discussion Forums--Perceptions of Public Health Learners in Dubai, UAE

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    Awofeso, Niyi; Hassan, Moustafa; Hamidi, Samer

    2016-01-01

    This case study provides evidence-based suggestions for the use of Question and Answer discussion forums for improving quality and assessment of online learning. General online discussion forums are accessible at any time to all subscribers, making it possible for some learners to update, concur with or paraphrase discussions posted earlier by…

  19. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon body residues and lysosomal membrane destabilization in mussels exposed to the Dubai Star bunker fuel oil (intermediate fuel oil 380) spill in San Francisco Bay.

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    Hwang, Hyun-Min; Stanton, Beckye; McBride, Toby; Anderson, Michael J

    2014-05-01

    Following the spill of bunker fuel oil (intermediate fuel oil 380, approximately 1500-3000 L) into San Francisco Bay in October 2009, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in mussels from moderately oiled areas increased up to 87 554 ng/g (dry wt) and, 3 mo later, decreased to concentrations found in mussels collected prior to oiling, with a biological half-life of approximately 16 d. Lysosomal membrane destabilization increased in mussels with higher PAH body burdens.

  20. 75 FR 54697 - Unblocking of Thirteen Specially Designated Nationals Pursuant to Executive Order 13224

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    2010-09-08

    ..., MA 02122-3224 . BARAKAAT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, P.O. Box 3313, Dubai, United Arab Emirates . BARAKAAT...) . PARKA TRADING COMPANY, P.O. Box 3313, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates . SOMALI INTERNATIONAL...

  1. 78 FR 8130 - Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100...

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    2013-02-05

    ....-manufactured cargo aircraft to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Brief non-proprietary description of the...: Principal Supplier: The Boeing Company. Obligor: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Guarantor(s): N/A....

  2. 76 FR 55163 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382 Related to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping...

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    2011-09-06

    ... the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706... FZE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; E-mail Address md@pacificship.net ; Fax: 97143591921 . FAIRWAY... Building, Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Business Registration Document...

  3. 77 FR 52025 - Application for Final Commitment for a Long-term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100...

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    2012-08-28

    ... the transaction: To support the export of commercial aircraft to Dubai. Brief non-proprietary description of the anticipated use of the items being exported: Aircraft to be exported to Dubai for use in...: Principal Supplier: The Boeing Company Obligor: Dubai Aviation Corporation trading as flydubai...

  4. 76 FR 7236 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia; Boston Stock Exchange...

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    2011-02-09

    ... share, for $21.82 per share (approximately $497 million in aggregate) from Borse Dubai Limited (``Borse Dubai'') (``Stock Repurchase''). Also on December 16, 2010, Nomura International plc (``Nomura'') agreed to purchase 8 million shares of NASDAQ OMX common stock from Borse Dubai (``Nomura Purchase'')....

  5. 78 FR 3317 - Removal of Persons From the Entity List Based on Removal Request; Implementation of Entity List...

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    2013-01-16

    ... remove two persons located in the U.A.E., as follows: United Arab Emirates (1) Abubakr Abuelazm, Dubai, U... Emirates FZ-LLC, Office 124 1st Floor, Building 3, Dell Building, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, U.A.E. The removal of the above-referenced two entities on the basis of annual review of...

  6. Contingency Contracting: A Framework for Reform- 2012 Update

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    2012-09-18

    Bahrain and Dubai contracting officers did not properly compete nine contracts, valued at $24.3 million. Specifically, the Bahrain and Dubai ...Specifically, the Bahrain and Dubai contracting officers incorrectly eliminated a contractor from competition in six contracts and did not provide for full...contract. (0-201().091) • The con ~racting officials d id not perform periodic review of the contractor invoices or verified that DCt-.t\\A officials

  7. The United Arab Emirates (UAE): Issues for U.S. Policy

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    2010-12-07

    2008-2009 global financial crisis and recession . The downturn hit Dubai emirate particularly hard and called into question its strategy of rapid...seven emirates (principalities): Abu Dhabi, the oil-rich capital of the federation; Dubai , its free-trading commercial hub; and the five smaller and...Mohammad bin Zayid al- Nuhayyan, is Abu Dhabi crown prince and heir apparent. The ruler of Dubai traditionally serves concurrently as vice president and

  8. THE REAPPEARANCE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY IN DUBAI%奥斯曼帝国的再现 卓美亚迪拜Zabeel Saray酒店

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2012-01-01

    Kursat Ayabak Architectural的建筑师耗费了3年的时间,将卓美亚ZabeelSaray酒店从最初的设计蓝图搬进了现实,这座酒店于2011年1月正式开业。设计的初衷旨在建造一座无可比拟的度假胜地,真实地再现土耳其奥斯曼帝国时期的宏伟与辉煌。酒店坐落于迪拜卓美亚棕榈岛(PalmJumeirah)的西翼,

  9. The Risk and Inspiration of Sovereign Debt Crisis: Analysis of Dubai Case%主权债务危机的风险及启示:迪拜案例分析

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    马冰

    2010-01-01

    迪拜债务危机是全球金融危机在新兴市场国家的延续,它根源于迪拜政府失误的发展战略和过度举债的发展模式.虽然受制于规模,迪拜债务危机并未对全球金融市场造成太大影响,也难以改变全球经济复苏的进程,但却对我国未来的经济发展提供了有益的借鉴和启示.

  10. The Research of our Country Commercial Bank Credit Risk Management Under the Perspective of Dubai Crisis%迪拜视角下中国商业银行信用风险管理的对策研究

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    刘晓婧; 杜文意

    2010-01-01

    在对迪拜债务危机成因分析的基础上,引入信用风险的含义,结合中国商业银行信用风险管理的现状,尤其是中国步入全球经济后,发现信用风险问题尤为突出,已对中国的经济构成严重影响,商业银行经营机制不健全、内部评级机制不完善、监管的手段和方法陈旧、落后等,亟待解决.如何根据中国的基本国情加强商业银行信用风险管理问题提出了一些对策和建议.

  11. 迪拜债务危机的成因及其对中国的启示%Causes of Dubai's Debt Crisis and its Implications for China

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    张建华

    2010-01-01

    迪拜债务危机是近期国际社会关注的热点问题.迪拜经济的迅速崛起主要源于其独特的经济发展模式,而这也正是导致迪拜发生债务危机的根本原因.迪拜事件对中国经济的启示在于,必须警惕经济发展过程中的房地产泡沫,构建合理而有效的外债管理体制,注重经济结构的调整与经济发展模式的转型,审慎推行资本项目自由化.

  12. 迪拜危机后的国际热钱及对中国经济的影响%Dubai International Hot Money after Crisis and the Effect on Chinese Economy

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    洪旭斌

    2010-01-01

    迪拜世界在2009年11月爆发大规模债务违约,作为新兴市场的中国,将成为国际资本的"避风港",国际热钱外流对中国的冲击有加大的趋势.因此,在系统分析国际热钱在我国的流动现状和影响的基础上提出对国际热钱流动进行防范的对策对我国经济的健康发展具有深远的意义.

  13. On the Mechanism of Dubai Debt Crisis: Based on Sovereign Wealth Funds and Liquidity Crisis View%迪拜债务危机:基于主权财富基金与流动性的解析

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    李成; 张炜; 李文乐

    2010-01-01

    通过构建风险投资行为与流动性危机模型,对投资机构的风险投资行为及其与流动性危机的关系进行了解析.同时结合"类主权财富基金"的特殊性质,对迪拜债务危机进行了现实透视,可以发现:投资机构的风险投资行为将导致社会风险资产总体规模高于社会有效水平;债务危机是投资机构非理性扩张的必然结果;迪拜"类主权财富基金"的特殊性质是引发其债务危机的重要因为.

  14. 迪拜棕榈岛地下工程中分区注浆防水系统的应用技术%Zoning Grouting Waterproofing System in Palm Island Underground Works, Dubai

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    卢嫔婷; 葛兆

    2012-01-01

    分区注浆防水系统是以聚氯乙烯防水卷材为基础,再利用止水带将防水层分割为各小块,并在防水层内预埋注浆管为渗漏修复作保障的一种防水设计.本文针对迪拜棕榈岛地下工程中的防水设计与施工,逐步阐述了地下工程分区注浆防水系统的防水原理、应用技术及其优势.

  15. 75 FR 28285 - In the Matter of Certain Energy Drink Products; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an...

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    2010-05-20

    ... Trading, LLC, of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (``Avalon''); and Central Supply, Inc., of Brooklyn, NY... Bull moved for summary determination on the issues of domestic industry, ] importation, and...

  16. 75 FR 56556 - In the Matter of Certain Energy Drink Products; Notice of Issuance of a General Exclusion...

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    2010-09-16

    ... Trading''); Avalon International General Trading, LLC of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (``Avalon''); and... respondents remaining in the investigation. On December 2, 2009, Red Bull moved for summary determination...

  17. 76 FR 72173 - Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From India, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab...

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    2011-11-22

    ... Steel Development Fund Support K. Special Economic Zones (``SEZ'') Programs 1. Duty-Free Importation of.... Preferential Lending 1. Preferential Export Lending 2. Dubai Commodity Receipts For further...

  18. 78 FR 16675 - Application for Final Commitment for a Long-Term Loan or Financial Guarantee in Excess of $100...

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    2013-03-18

    ...: Emirates Aluminium Company Limited PJSC. Guarantor(s): Mubadala Development Company PJSC, Dubai Aluminium... proprietary business information; information which, if disclosed, would violate the Trade Secrets Act;...

  19. Tourism and its impact on Dubai’s economy and environment

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    Rana, Usman Khalid

    2012-01-01

    ABSTRACT This thesis is an in-depth study of the main money making industry in Dubai, which is Tourism. The boost in economy in Dubai was mainly from that of the tourism industry. In this thesis I will show how Dubai, due to several factors, became one of the main attractions in the Middle East and through out the Gulf Region. I will also provide statistic and figures that will show that increase of Tourism and interest in Dubai as being the “Place to be” for almost the p...

  20. A Serious Game for Traffic Accident Investigators

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    Binsubaih, Ahmed; Maddock, Steve; Romano, Daniela

    2006-01-01

    In Dubai, traffic accidents kill one person every 37 hours and injure one person every 3 hours. Novice traffic accident investigators in the Dubai police force are expected to "learn by doing" in this intense environment. Currently, they use no alternative to the real world in order to practice. This paper argues for the use of an…

  1. 76 FR 37632 - Addition of Certain Persons on the Entity List: Addition of Persons Acting Contrary to the...

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    2011-06-28

    ...) Aletra General Trading, (a.k.a., Erman & Sultan Trading Co.), Sabkha Street, Shop No. 8, Dubai, U.A.E.; and (2) Syed Amir Ahmed Najfi, Sabkha Street, Shop No. 8, Dubai, U.A.E. Savings Clause Shipments of... Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq. Rulemaking Requirements 1. This rule has been determined to...

  2. 78 FR 30396 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-22

    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70... INTERNATIONAL GENERAL TRADING, Emirates Concord Hotel, Office Tower 16th Floor Flat 1065, P.O. Box: 28774, Dubai... Hotel, Al Maktoum Road, Deira Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Emirates Concorde Hotel &...

  3. 76 FR 70544 - OFAC Implementation of Certain Sanctions Imposed on Seven Persons by the Secretary of State...

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    2011-11-14

    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to implement certain of the sanctions imposed... LTD; a.k.a. PETROCHEMICAL TRADING COMPANY LIMITED; a.k.a. ``PCCI''), P.O. Box 261539, Jebel Ali, Dubai... Group, ROG Corporate Office, Royal Oyster General Trading LLC, P.O. Box 34299, Dubai, United...

  4. 77 FR 25055 - Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List

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    2012-04-27

    ..., Platinum Business Center, Baghdad Street, Al-Nahda 2, Al-Qusais, Dubai, U.A.E.; and P.O. Box No. 171452, Dubai, U.A.E.; and 1st Street, Industrial Area 4th, Sharajah, U.A.E. (Behind the Toyota Showroom); and P... benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects,...

  5. 75 FR 16732 - Action Affecting Export Privileges; Aqua-Loop Cooling Towers, Co.

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    2010-04-02

    ...)), has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S... selling it domestically and then we can transfer it from U.S. to Dubai and then to Iran. With your... Abgardan, an Iranian company, to arrange for the export of the items to Iran ``via Dubai.'' Parto...

  6. 78 FR 66989 - Designation of Six Individuals and Four Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13581, “Blocking...

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    2013-11-07

    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). The Order was effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern... (individual) . 3. LYALIN, Vadim Mikhaylovich, Oceana Residences, Unit Aegean/8/803, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 1102 Al Fattan Marine Tower, P.O. Box 1102, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; DOB 30 Sep...

  7. 77 FR 28250 - Entity List Additions; Corrections

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    2012-05-14

    ... General Trading, Office No. 205, Platinum Business Center, Baghdad Street, Al-Nahda 2, Al-Qusais, Dubai, U.A.E.; and P.O. Box No. 171452, Dubai, U.A.E.; and 1st Street, Industrial Area 4th, Sharjah, U.A.E... continued the Export Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic...

  8. Aktuaalne kunst ja valgustatud monarhia / Reet Varblane

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Varblane, Reet, 1952-

    2011-01-01

    Araabia Ühendemiraatide osalemisest oma paviljoniga (kuraator Vasif Kortun, Türgi) 54. Venezia kunstibiennaalil. Riigi kunstikeskustest, Dubai kunstimessist "Art Dubai", Ash-Shāriqah' kunstimuuseumist ja 10. kaasaegse kunsti biennaalist "Süžee", biennaali kunstilise juhi Jack Persekiani tagandamisest ametist alžeeria kunstniku Mustapha Benfodili installatsiooni ja aktsiooni "Anarhist Ash-Shāriqah's" tõttu

  9. 76 FR 38533 - Alphabetical Listings: Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons; Blocked Vessels...

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    2011-06-30

    ..., specially designated terrorists, specially designated global terrorists, foreign terrorist organizations...-6, Wheelock Hse, 20 Pedder St, Central, Hong Kong; PO Box 1894, Baniyas St, Deira, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates; PO Box 1894, Al Wasl Rd, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 43 Avenue...

  10. Aktuaalne kunst ja valgustatud monarhia / Reet Varblane

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    Varblane, Reet, 1952-

    2011-01-01

    Araabia Ühendemiraatide osalemisest oma paviljoniga (kuraator Vasif Kortun, Türgi) 54. Venezia kunstibiennaalil. Riigi kunstikeskustest, Dubai kunstimessist "Art Dubai", Ash-Shāriqah' kunstimuuseumist ja 10. kaasaegse kunsti biennaalist "Süžee", biennaali kunstilise juhi Jack Persekiani tagandamisest ametist alžeeria kunstniku Mustapha Benfodili installatsiooni ja aktsiooni "Anarhist Ash-Shāriqah's" tõttu

  11. 2006中东(迪拜)玩具博览会在5月举行

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    2005-01-01

    2006 Mid-Asia(Dubai) Toys Exposition will be held during May 22-24 in the United Arab Emirates Dubai Internation Exposition Center which will exhibit all kinds of children toys and articles and attract the enterprises from more than 30 countries to attend.

  12. Adherence to Surgical Site Infection Guidelines in Cardiac Surgery ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    1Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2Helwan University, Helwan, Egypt. Abstract ... On the other hand, 93.5% of the patients received the right antibiotic dose while the total duration .... Cefuroxime although documented B-lactam allergy is present. 3 (3.3) .... importance of giving antimicrobial prophylaxis.

  13. IMPACT OF GLOBAL MELTDOWN ON DUBAI’S BOOM: AN ANALYSIS OF THE DEBT CRISIS

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    Alvares, Jolin Claire

    2011-01-01

    The study carried out is based on the impact of the debt crisis in Dubai. Dubai went into a crisis after the collapse of world markets post recession and the highly discussed financial crisis. For the purpose of my research, qualitative analysis was carried out to figure the reasons behind why Dubai took such a big hit which eventually indebted them towards their competitor state Abu Dhabi. After the analysis of the data and articles, it was found out that Dubai’s major down fall was itself....

  14. 沙漠里的惊奇——迪拜之都游散记

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    2008-01-01

    @@ 迪拜(DUBAI)分为两个部分,即Deira和Bur Dubai,中间隔着一条迪拜河.这种独特的城市布局不禁让我回忆起了匈牙利的首都,也是由河流两岸的布达和佩斯组成.站在船头,迎着海风,左边是古老的Deira,象征着DUBAI的历史,右手边则是较为年轻的Bur Dubai,正在蓬勃发展着.

  15. Unikalnaja juvelirnaja võstavka

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    2003-01-01

    Dubais avati juveliirikunsti rändnäitus "Maharadzhade aarded". Organiseeris firma Cartier. Näidatakse 1920-ndatel aastatel maharadzhade tellimusel valmistatud esemeid: kellad, ehted, tuhatoosid, sulepead, kandikud

  16. 75 FR 69494 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To List...

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    2010-11-12

    ..., tend to transact their ] business through one of these market centers. Centers such as Dubai and... add to the speculative risk involved ] given the potential for margin calls if the price moves...

  17. Joakim Helenius soetas osalused islamipankades / Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Tänavsuu, Toivo

    2008-01-01

    Joakim Helenius ostis osalused Araabia Ühendemiraatide pangas Dubai Islamic Bank ning Türgi islamipankades Albaraka Bank ja Asya Bank. Islamipanga erinevus Lääne pangast. Lisad: Heleniuse pangad; "Vähem ahne" pank

  18. Vene marionettide kättemaksuahela lõppu ei paista / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Dubais mõrvatud Sulim Jamadajevist, Jamadajevite ja Kadõrovite klanni vahelisest vaenust. Tšetšeenia president Ramzan Kadõrov teatas, et tõenäoliselt tappis tema isa Ahmad Kadõrovi Sulim Jamadajev

  19. 77 FR 4399 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2012-01-27

    ..., inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued..., 4th Floor, c/o Persia International Bank PLC, The Gate Bldg, Dubai City, United Arab Emirates;...

  20. 77 FR 54946 - Additional Designations of Individuals Pursuant to Executive Order 13581

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    2012-09-06

    ..., the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act... C06-T06, Apartment 603, Dubai 32900, United Arab Emirates; DOB 3 Feb 1966; POB Raditshevo,...

  1. 77 FR 50543 - Meeting of Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy

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    2012-08-21

    ... coordination on major economic, social and legal issues and problems in international communications and... Telecommunications to be held in Dubai, UAE, on December 3-14, 2012. Members of the public may submit suggestions...

  2. 78 FR 25532 - Actions Taken Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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    2013-05-01

    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive Order 13382 (70... Floor, Grosvenor House Commercial Tower, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kish...

  3. Argentina plaanib maailma kõrgeimat pilvelõhkujat / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan

    2006-01-01

    200-korruseline rahvusvaheline äri- ja kommunikatsioonikeskus Buenos Aireses - BAF 2016 - valmib 2016. aastal linna 200. aastapäevaks. Autor arhitekt Julio Torcello. Kõrgeima hoone tiitlile pretenteerivad veel ehitatavad hooned Dubais, Moskvas, Chicogos, Jakartas

  4. Argentina plaanib maailma kõrgeimat pilvelõhkujat / Allan Espenberg

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    Espenberg, Allan

    2006-01-01

    200-korruseline rahvusvaheline äri- ja kommunikatsioonikeskus Buenos Aireses - BAF 2016 - valmib 2016. aastal linna 200. aastapäevaks. Autor arhitekt Julio Torcello. Kõrgeima hoone tiitlile pretenteerivad veel ehitatavad hooned Dubais, Moskvas, Chicogos, Jakartas

  5. Vene marionettide kättemaksuahela lõppu ei paista / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2009-01-01

    Dubais mõrvatud Sulim Jamadajevist, Jamadajevite ja Kadõrovite klanni vahelisest vaenust. Tšetšeenia president Ramzan Kadõrov teatas, et tõenäoliselt tappis tema isa Ahmad Kadõrovi Sulim Jamadajev

  6. Corporate leadership and start-up entrepreneurship

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    Coulson-Thomas, Colin

    2016-01-01

    This article is based on a paper prepared by Colin Coulson-Thomas for the 2016 Dubai Global Convention on Leadership for Business Excellence. It examines the role of leadership in relation to start-up enterprises.

  7. Effects of Health-Care Services and Commodities Cost on the ...

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    2017-09-14

    Sep 14, 2017 ... a better advantage to contribute immensely to the growth of the national ..... tourism to India, Dubai, London, America, and even to some other African .... Therefore, the middle-class Nigerians patronize the tertiary centers.

  8. Tšehhi sambafirma tahtis raha Dubaisse kantida / Raimo Poom

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    Poom, Raimo

    2010-01-01

    Vabadussõja võidusamba ehitaja Sans Souci esitas projekti teostamise käigus kaitseministeeriumile ettepaneku, et Eesti võiks hakata samba eest tasuma nende kontserni kuuluva Dubai ettevõtte arvele. Kaitseministeerium keeldus

  9. Obituary: John Louis Perdrix (1926-2005)

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    Orchiston, W.

    2005-12-01

    On 27 June 2005 the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage lost its founder and Australia lost one of its leading historians of astronomy when John Louis Perdrix died in Dubai after a brief battle with cancer.

  10. Modelling conditional correlations for risk diversification in crude oil markets

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    C-L. Chang (Chia-Lin); M.J. McAleer (Michael); R. Tansuchat (Roengchai)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractThis paper estimates univariate and multivariate conditional volatility and conditional correlation models of spot, forward and futures returns from three major benchmarks of international crude oil markets, namely Brent, WTI and Dubai, to aid in risk diversification. Conditional

  11. 77 FR 41477 - Designation of 2 Individuals and 2 Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23...

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    2012-07-13

    ... terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York...; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Zahedan, Iran; Zabul, Iran; Tax ID No. 1774308 (Pakistan); alt. Tax ID...

  12. 78 FR 34705 - Designation of 3 Individuals and 10 Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13224 of September 23...

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    2013-06-10

    ... terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York... 1701, Al Moosa Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Dated: May 31, 2013. Adam...

  13. THE FUTURE PROOFING ENGINE

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    Blum, Andrew

    2017-01-01

    The first sign of the technological ambition we are about to see is a billboard: a 20-foot-tall portrait of Dubai's ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, rendered in a mosaic of solar panels...

  14. Joakim Helenius soetas osalused islamipankades / Toivo Tänavsuu

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    Tänavsuu, Toivo

    2008-01-01

    Joakim Helenius ostis osalused Araabia Ühendemiraatide pangas Dubai Islamic Bank ning Türgi islamipankades Albaraka Bank ja Asya Bank. Islamipanga erinevus Lääne pangast. Lisad: Heleniuse pangad; "Vähem ahne" pank

  15. Andrei Koroli kohtuasi - kindlad võitjad on advokaat ja kaebaja / Ivar Soopan

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    Soopan, Ivar, 1971-

    2006-01-01

    Araabia Ühendemiraatides vahistatud Eesti kaitseväelase Andrei Koroli advokaat Hesham Al Naswani räägib A. Koroli ja egiptlannast politseiniku Mirvati tunnistustest. Vt. samas: Dubai ajalehe reporter: see on ilmselt väljapressimine

  16. Keera korter päikesesse / Tanel Veenre

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    Veenre, Tanel, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Itaalia arhitekti David Fisheri pöörleva pilvelõhkuja projektist. 80-korruseline moodulitest ökoelamu peaks valmina Dubais 2010. a. Iga korrus liigub teistest sõltumatult ja teeb 360-kraadise tiiru ühe tunniga

  17. Tšehhi sambafirma tahtis raha Dubaisse kantida / Raimo Poom

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    Poom, Raimo

    2010-01-01

    Vabadussõja võidusamba ehitaja Sans Souci esitas projekti teostamise käigus kaitseministeeriumile ettepaneku, et Eesti võiks hakata samba eest tasuma nende kontserni kuuluva Dubai ettevõtte arvele. Kaitseministeerium keeldus

  18. 82 Dutch Disease and Nigeria Oil Economy (Pp. 82-90)

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    User

    2012-01-24

    Jan 24, 2012 ... seeking to plunder their land, livelihood, culture and habitat but also to work against a Judicial ... disregard for the affected communities and to use destructive processes, toxic .... These include Mexico, Dubai, Indonesia, etc.

  19. Keera korter päikesesse / Tanel Veenre

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    Veenre, Tanel, 1977-

    2009-01-01

    Itaalia arhitekti David Fisheri pöörleva pilvelõhkuja projektist. 80-korruseline moodulitest ökoelamu peaks valmina Dubais 2010. a. Iga korrus liigub teistest sõltumatult ja teeb 360-kraadise tiiru ühe tunniga

  20. Andrei Koroli kohtuasi - kindlad võitjad on advokaat ja kaebaja / Ivar Soopan

    Index Scriptorium Estoniae

    Soopan, Ivar, 1971-

    2006-01-01

    Araabia Ühendemiraatides vahistatud Eesti kaitseväelase Andrei Koroli advokaat Hesham Al Naswani räägib A. Koroli ja egiptlannast politseiniku Mirvati tunnistustest. Vt. samas: Dubai ajalehe reporter: see on ilmselt väljapressimine

  1. Unikalnaja juvelirnaja võstavka

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    2003-01-01

    Dubais avati juveliirikunsti rändnäitus "Maharadzhade aarded". Organiseeris firma Cartier. Näidatakse 1920-ndatel aastatel maharadzhade tellimusel valmistatud esemeid: kellad, ehted, tuhatoosid, sulepead, kandikud

  2. Terrorism muutis vabakaubanduse olemust / Melvyn Krauss

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    Krauss, Melvyn

    2006-01-01

    Terrorismi ajastul tuleb hoida tasakaalus vabakaubanduse eeliste kasutamine ja riikliku julgeoleku tagamine. See on ka põhjuseks, miks kuut USA sadamat ei antud hallata Araabia firmale Dubai Ports World

  3. Not a luxury

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    Roepcke, Ina

    2010-07-01

    Three new luxury hotels in South Africa, Turkey and Dubai are using solar heat to provide their guests with enough hot water. The solar system is not a luxury here, however, as it should lower the energy costs considerably. (orig.)

  4. Building Democracy on the Ashes of Authoritarianism in the Arab World: Workshop Summary

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    2013-01-01

    interest broadly to policymakers, civil society activists, and others con - cerned with the prospects for democratization in Arab countries that have...types, however. Several noted that publics were seeking to emulate the “ Dubai model” without consider- ing the unique conditions that have allowed... Dubai to flour- ish economically, to say nothing of the conflation of positive economic outcomes with genuine political freedom. Similar points were

  5. Reliability of the electric power network in The World; Betrouwbaarheid essentieel voor elektriciteitsnet The World

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    Roggen, M. (ed.)

    2007-04-15

    Offshore the coast of Dubai a group of artificial island will be built with houses for which the energy supply comes from the main land. KEMA developed a ring-shaped redundant electricity network which will have 300 underwater cable junctions. [Dutch] Voor de kust van Dubai verrijst een kunstmatige eilandengroep met woningen waarvoor de energievoorziening van het vasteland moet komen. Speciaal daarvoor ontwierp KEMA een ring- en lusvormig redundant elektriciteitsnet dat zich onder water vertakt in 300 kabelaansluitingen.

  6. The Persian Gulf Region. A Climatological Study

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    1990-05-01

    classic Miller TYPICAL WEATHER. The following weather conditions AWSTR-200 wet bulb zero heights above terrain are typical of the Persian Gulf proper...Oman; it dominates during expected. Hail should be assumed when the the early part of the transition season. It is classic Miller AWSTR-200 wet bulb ...southern gulf shore. rapidly to 70NM just east of Dubai . Gulf waters are relatively shallow--average depth varies THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ. At Dubai , the

  7. Exenatide's effect in reducing weight and glycosylated hemoglobin level in an Arab population with type 2 diabetes

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    Bashier, Alaaeldin M.; Abdelgadir, Elamin I.; Khalifa, Azza A.; Rashid, Fouzia; Abuelkheir, Sona M.; Bachet, Fawzi E.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: To determine whether exenatide is effective in reducing weight and glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1c), and to investigate its efficacy in improving lipid profile, blood pressure, and creatinine levels in the Arab population. Methods: This study was conducted at the Endocrine Unit, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We retrospectively collected data from patients with type 2 diabetes started on exenatide between November 2011 and February 2012. Data included demographi...

  8. Iran: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy

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    2010-01-13

    that “There are lots of grounds for the growth and expansion of commercial, industrial , infrastructure, and tourism cooperation between the two...20 Habib Toumi, “Al Wefaq blasted for stand on Al Houthi issue,” Gulf News ( Dubai ), November 15, 2009. 21 International...some, such as Ras Al Khaymah and Abu Dhabi, having long held more negative views of Iran and its intentions, and others, such as Dubai and Sharjah

  9. Long-Range Precision-Strike Cruise Missiles in Nato Operations

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    2014-03-01

    Downfall: Operation Unified Protector.” AINonline, November 13, 2011, last accessed February 17, 2014, http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ dubai ...significantly, thus creating a new set of security threats (increases in ethnic conflicts, terrorist threats, nuclear proliferation, organized...Unified Protector.” AINonline. November 13, 2011. Last accessed February 17, 2014. http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/ dubai -air-show/2011–11– 10

  10. The Conflicts in Yemen and U.S. National Security

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    2011-01-01

    worldwide problems created by the global economic recession , Yemen is faced with diminishing oil resources, an ex- ploding population, an escalating...conference in Dubai where the GCC states pledged to provide the Yemenis with at least $3.7 billion in aid.127 Even in this environment, however...Mohammed Saif Haidar, The Southern Movement in Yemen, Dubai , United Arab Emirates (UAE): Gulf Re- search Center and Sheba Center for Strategic Studies

  11. Department of Defense Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009

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    2009-09-01

    supplemental appropriations to preserve and create jobs; promote economic recovery; assist those most affected by the recession ; provide...used his corporation to sell aircraft parts to purchasers in Iran and exported the aircraft parts to Iran by way of freight forwarders in Dubai , United...undertaken at the request of the Secretary of the Navy, to assess controls over overseas acquisition in such locations as the Western Pacific, Dubai

  12. 特佳易的背景

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    2009-01-01

    特佳易是迪拜世界(Dubai World)旗下最成功的企业之一.迪拜世界(Dubai World)是一家全球著名的控股公司,通过其庞大的商业网络和投资组合,为迪拜酋长国迅速的经济增长做出重要贡献。

  13. Sinking a Shipping Deal

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    2006-01-01

    An Arab company is forced to relinquish management of six U.S. ports amid alleged security concerns Post-September 11 America will never be what the country once was. That became clear again when Dubai Ports World, a company owned by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was to take over operations at six major U.S. ports, announced March 9 its decision to

  14. The Economist——迪拜梦魇揭幕企业归属乱象

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    2010-01-01

    随着迪拜公司(Dubai Inc.)的破产,评论家们发现,竟然找不到合适的词汇来定义迪拜世界(Dubai World)及其下属公司的归属:国有控股、国助民营还是半国营?

  15. Bubbling Out of Control

    Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (English)

    2010-01-01

    Jim Chanos,founder of the U.S. hedge fund Kynikos Associates,characterized the prop-erty bubble in China as "Dubai times 1,000-or worse." Many Chinese economists agree. Yi Xianrong,a senior researcher at the Institute of Finance and Banking under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,said the property bubble in China was far worse than the Dubai crisis in an interview with the Beijing-based International Herald Leader. Edited excerpts follow:

  16. 透视迪拜债务危机——中东产油国经济转型之鉴%Examination of the Dubai debt crisis——a sign of transformation in the economies of Middle Eastern oil producing countries

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    陈卓; 董青岭

    2009-01-01

    @@ 2009年11月25日,阿联酋的迪拜酋长国政府突然宣布将重组其旗下最大的投资公司--迪拜世界,并延期6个月偿还590多亿美元的债务,而就在此之前的两个小时,迪拜酋长国刚刚从两家商业银行获得了100亿美元的贷款.迪拜政府的这种债务违约行为,立即引起了国际债权人的震惊和愤怒,迪拜酋长国政府及企业的信用级别被迅速下调,全球股市和国际油价随之下跌,这给刚刚看到复苏前景的世界经济蒙上了一层阴影.

  17. Prevalence and clinical signs of avipoxvirus infection in falcons from the Middle East.

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    Tarello, Walter

    2008-04-01

    The prevalence, cutaneous manifestations and concurrent clinical signs of avipoxvirus infection in 3706 falcons in two Middle Eastern countries are reported. Diagnosis was based on evidence of typical 'dry' skin lesions on featherless parts of the body and microscopic detection of Bollinger bodies in epithelial cells. Avipoxvirus was isolated from one representative case. Overall prevalence of cutaneous changes due to avipoxvirus infection did not differ significantly between Kuwait (2.7%) and Dubai (2.3%), although pox lesions were more prevalent on the feet of birds from Kuwait (67.4% vs. 50%) and more common on the eyelids of birds from Dubai (45.6% vs. 30.4%). Foot lesions were always present in birds with multiple infection sites. Some birds from Dubai had severe infection associated with weight loss, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting, central nervous system involvement and ultimately death.

  18. Water resources in the next millennium

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    Wood, Warren

    As pressures from an exponentially increasing population and economic expectations rise against a finite water resource, how do we address management? This was the main focus of the Dubai International Conference on Water Resources and Integrated Management in the Third Millennium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2-6 February 2002. The invited forum attracted an eclectic mix of international thinkers from five continents. Presentations and discussions on hydrology policy/property rights, and management strategies focused mainly on problems of water supply, irrigation, and/or ecosystems.

  19. Armaflex in Burj al Arab; Armaflex im Burj al Arab

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    Steiner, B.

    2003-07-01

    This article describes the Burj al Arab in Dubai, the unique seven-star high-rise hotel. The construction of the hotel, that is built on 250 piles driven into the sand of an artificial island in the Persian Gulf, is described. In particular, various special materials used in the building are described, as are the luxurious fittings and furnishings of the hotel. The cooling and air-conditioning installations that are necessary as a result of the desert climate of Dubai are described and the use of 'Armaflex' elastomer insulating material for the insulation of refrigeration machines and cold-water piping is discussed.

  20. Cross Cultural Instruction: An Instructional Design Case

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    Monica W. Tracey

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In an authentic example of linking design and development with learning and performance, an international real estate development firm defined a problem; implementing a cleaning system in the largest mall in the world with a cross-cultural unskilled work force in Dubai, UAE. Partnering with a university instructional design team employing a rapid prototyping methodology and the constructivist ID approach, Layers of Negotiation Model, a comprehensive curriculum was designed. This article describes the project background, initial design, the ID team's work in Dubai, illustrates the product, and summarizes the design experience.

  1. Halal Lifestyle: Understanding Muslim Consumers

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    Wilson, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    Halal Lifestyle: Understanding Muslim Consumers November 25th, 2013 Parallel Session 1C Hall C my talk starts at: 16:15-25:00 my answers start at 42:20 [to questions starting at 36:30] The Global Islamic Economy Summit 2013 was organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Thomson Reuters, held on 25th-26th November, 2013 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE a...

  2. Peeling off the shark skin and returning to the essence of Olympic spirits——Thoughts inspired by the restriction of the Dubai Charter on high-tech swimming suits%撕掉鲨鱼皮,回归奥林匹克精神本质——《迪拜宪章》对高科技泳衣的限制引发的思考

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    李忠义

    2009-01-01

    现代竞技游泳历史上,还没有哪一年像2008年一样,一年之内,108项世界纪录被打破!而这一切,几乎都源于神奇的"鲨鱼皮"专业泳衣.像"鲨鱼皮"等高科技因素对游泳这项基础运动的干扰,不得不引发人们对体育运动意义的伦理道德思考.奥林匹克的魅力并不在于少数人的光芒,而在于奥运五环旗下人人争先永不放弃的竞技精神.公平是奥林匹克最基本的精神之一,展现出人类最健康的一面.如果没有了公平,体育也就失去了魅力和价值.科技的引入必须被限定在不能破坏体育"公平性"原则的范围内.先进的技术并不能取代运动员个人的努力和天分.选手们应该回到游泳运动的基本和核心原则,因为比赛较量的并不是高科技.

  3. Big is not always beautiful - small can be a short cut to blue oceans

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    Kvistgaard, Peter

    2007-01-01

    Often it is claimed that big investments are the only way to success in tourism and the experience economy. Only by building some of the world's biggest hotels - like the ones in Dubai or Las Vegas where hotels with 3-4,000 rooms are not uncommon - success can be achieved. It is understandable th...

  4. RHM 1(1).indb

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    mike

    Research in Hospitality Management 2011, 1(1): 9–17. Printed in ... hospitality industry as well. TripAdvisor is the ... Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, an industry representative body, .... for the people who invest heavily in a first class hotel and do.

  5. Pank tunneb hääle järgi ära / Martin Hanson

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    Hanson, Martin, 1984-

    2007-01-01

    Dubais kasutusele võetud häälemaksesüsteemil Voice Pay Eestis suurt edu loota ei ole, sest takistuseks saaks suur e-panganduse ja kaardimaksete protsent, mis enda kõrvale uut süsteemi nii lihtsalt ei luba. Lisa: Voice Pay

  6. Artificial earthquake record generation using cascade neural network

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    Bani-Hani Khaldoon A.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of using artificial neural networks (ANN in an inverse mapping problem for earthquake accelerograms generation. This study comprises of two parts: 1-D site response analysis; performed for Dubai Emirate at UAE, where eight earthquakes records are selected and spectral matching are performed to match Dubai response spectrum using SeismoMatch software. Site classification of Dubai soil is being considered for two classes C and D based on shear wave velocity of soil profiles. Amplifications factors are estimated to quantify Dubai soil effect. Dubai’s design response spectra are developed for site classes C & D according to International Buildings Code (IBC -2012. In the second part, ANN is employed to solve inverse mapping problem to generate time history earthquake record. Thirty earthquakes records and their design response spectrum with 5% damping are used to train two cascade forward backward neural networks (ANN1, ANN2. ANN1 is trained to map the design response spectrum to time history and ANN2 is trained to map time history records to the design response spectrum. Generalized time history earthquake records are generated using ANN1 for Dubai’s site classes C and D, and ANN2 is used to evaluate the performance of ANN1.

  7. Shifting Sands in the United Arab Emirates: Effecting Conceptual Change for Creativity in Early Childhood Teacher Education

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    Baker, Fiona S.

    2013-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of a four-stage conceptual change approach to creativity development in teacher education in the Emirate of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The participants were 32 student teachers studying at undergraduate level at an all-female university. The study examined participant preconceptions of creativity and how…

  8. Bush müüks Ameerika sadamad araablastele / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 23. veebr. lk. 11. USA presidendi George W. Bushi plaani kohaselt ostaks New Yorgi, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore'i, Miami ja New Orleansi sadamad Dubai firma Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Mitmed USA poliitikud leiavad, et sadamate müük seab ohtu USA julgeoleku. Lisa: Välisfirmade võim

  9. Nasdaq loobub Londoni börsist OMX-i ostmiseks / Eric Katskowski

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    Katskowski, Eric

    2007-01-01

    USA tehnoloogiabörs Nasdaq konkureerib Dubai börsiga Skandinaavia ja Balti väärtpaberiturge juhtiva OMX-i ostmise pärast. Enn Metsari hinnangul on Tallinna börsi jaoks head mõlemad OMX-ile tehtud pakkumised

  10. Complexity in Quality Assurance in a Rapidly Growing Free Economic Environment: A UAE Case Study

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    Rawazik, Wessen; Carroll, Martin

    2009-01-01

    The Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai has developed an innovative system of quality assurance designed to ensure that the appropriate international standards are being maintained through this cross-border method of delivery. This paper describes and provides the strategic rationale for this new model of "validation" and…

  11. Extreme climate. Blessing and curse

    Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDEWEB)

    Forst, Michael

    2010-07-01

    While the commercial and banking centre Dubai finds itself dealing with the aftermath of the economic crisis, the conservative neighbour Abu Dhabi is already pursuing ambitious targets - but the climate conditions in the desert states are not always ideal for the utilization of renewable energies. (orig.)

  12. 75 FR 76666 - Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Daily Trading Records Requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap...

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    2010-12-09

    ... recommendations included Brazil, Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan... economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The Commission previously has established....S.C. 605(b) that the proposed rules will not have a significant economic impact on a...

  13. 76 FR 78146 - Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review...

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    2011-12-16

    ... P.O. Box: 25123, Dubai U.A.E. Annual Review of the Entity List This rule also amends the Entity List... Administration Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to... economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity)....

  14. A New Landscape: Opportunities and Pitfalls for Universities Expanding in the Persian Gulf

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    DiConsiglio, John

    2009-01-01

    Dozens of universities--primarily from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia--are eyeing the Gulf region as a largely untapped reservoir of academic potential and economic opportunity. During the last few years, UAE states like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Ras al Khaymah have spent billions to entice top universities. And many colleges…

  15. 75 FR 16735 - Action Affecting Export Privileges; Bob Rahimzadeh

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    2010-04-02

    .... 14, 2009)) has continued the Regulations in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers.... (``Parto Abgardan''), an Iranian company, to arrange for the export of the items to Iran ``via Dubai... I would have no problem getting a container to my place and loading to a steam ship toward...

  16. A Futile Search for Values and Pedagogy? A Discursive Analysis of the Marketing Messages of Branch-Campuses in Higher Education Hubs

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    Karram, Grace

    2014-01-01

    Higher education has become a key strategy for the economic development of certain city-states that are positioning themselves as higher education hubs, recruiting both students and foreign providers. This article presents the findings of a research study that examined the online messages of foreign branch-campuses in education hubs (Dubai, Hong…

  17. 77 FR 24587 - Addition of Certain Persons to the Entity List; and Implementation of Entity List Annual Review...

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    2012-04-25

    ... Ali Bldg., Al Nakheel St., Deira, P.O. Box 171978, Dubai, U.A.E. B. Modifications to the Entity List... Economic Powers Act. BIS continues to carry out the provisions of the Export Administration Act, as... (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts,...

  18. 78 FR 7485 - Designation of Seven Individuals and One Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13581, “Blocking...

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    2013-02-01

    ... International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-06). The Order was effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern... Samuilovna (a.k.a. KALASHOV, Marina; a.k.a. KALASHOVA, Marina), Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab...

  19. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States - Workshop Papers

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    1988-09-27

    Iranian It 2 Lurssen FPB-5. arty. MRL. mor. SAM-7. Paro craft, costlP sme -5715ame Kurdish Workers Party: strength unknown-. atrol caft 4coadalstme 5C0...and Dubai still maintain a degree of-, Arty: guns: 105mm: 50 ROF It; independence. Non-nationals imcI some 500 155mm: 20 Mk F-3 SP. Moroccans . how

  20. Araabia šeik ostis tüki Tallinnas tegutsevast pangast / Mikk Salu

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    Salu, Mikk, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    SBM panga omaniku Marfin Grupi suurimaks aktsionäriks tõusis Dubai Financials, mis on autori sõnul emiiriperekonna Al Maktoumi võimalus Euroopasse sisenemisel. Marfini peajuristi Fotios Karatzenise hinnangul on huvitavad investeerimisobjektid Eestis sadamad ja kinnisvara. Vt. samas intervjuud Fotios Karatzenisega. Lisad: Teine tase; Marfin Grupp: Kreeka-Araabia pank

  1. Pank tunneb hääle järgi ära / Martin Hanson

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    Hanson, Martin, 1984-

    2007-01-01

    Dubais kasutusele võetud häälemaksesüsteemil Voice Pay Eestis suurt edu loota ei ole, sest takistuseks saaks suur e-panganduse ja kaardimaksete protsent, mis enda kõrvale uut süsteemi nii lihtsalt ei luba. Lisa: Voice Pay

  2. Virtual Tourism Destination Image: Glocal identities constructed, perceived and experienced

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    R. Govers (Robert)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractHet opdoemend netwerk van mondiale hubs en stromen van geld, media, technologie en migratie, hebben geleid tot een algemene bewustwording rond oplopende spanningen tussen mondiale en locale identiteiten en imago’s. Dubai, het onderzoeksdecor van dit proefschrift, is een goed voorbeeld. M

  3. Natural Burkholderia mallei infection in Dromedary, Bahrain.

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    Wernery, Ulrich; Wernery, Renate; Joseph, Marina; Al-Salloom, Fajer; Johnson, Bobby; Kinne, Joerg; Jose, Shanti; Jose, Sherry; Tappendorf, Britta; Hornstra, Heidie; Scholz, Holger C

    2011-07-01

    We confirm a natural infection of dromedaries with glanders. Multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis of a Burkholderia mallei strain isolated from a diseased dromedary in Bahrain revealed close genetic proximity to strain Dubai 7, which caused an outbreak of glanders in horses in the United Arab Emirates in 2004.

  4. Scholastics, Pabulum, Clans, Transformation: A Journey into Otherness

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    Lausch, David; Teman, Eric; Perry, Cody

    2017-01-01

    International students' identities are complex and so are their needs. Semi-structured interviews with 13 of the lead researcher's former students from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, who are multi-national, multi-lingual and pursuing degrees in law, business, economics, medicine, education, art and media, in the United States, United Kingdom and…

  5. 75 FR 13079 - Action Affecting Export Privileges; MAHAN AIRWAYS; Mahan Airways, Mahan Tower, No. 21, Azadegan...

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    2010-03-18

    ... Secretary Jackson issued an Order adding Blue Airways FZE and Blue Airways, both of Dubai, United Arab... conduct illustrates its refusal to comply with the TDO or U.S. export control laws.\\6\\ \\6\\ My findings are... full written statement in support of the appeal with the Office of the Administrative Law Judge,...

  6. 78 FR 58599 - Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received

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    2013-09-24

    ... individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You... (65 FR 19477-78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www... petitioner requests relief to allow interior modifications to a Dubai Air Wing Boeing Model...

  7. DevelOpment of Pudong Eighth Issue 2003 Abstract

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    2003-01-01

    The World Carnival, ranking equal as a super recreation name to Disney and Universal Studio, has concluded its tours in Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Hong Kong, bringing about a sensational effect of 'merry-making hurricane' throughout the world. This recreation giant has now made its first appearance in Shanghai Pud0ng.

  8. Maailma sporthobuste kasvatajad Inglismaal. I-II osa / Raigo Kollom

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    Kollom, Raigo, 1936-

    2013-01-01

    Maailma Sporthobuste Kasvatajate Föderatsiooni peaassambleel Inglismaal Newmarketi väikelinnas toimunud külastustest British Racing School'i, British Racing Museum'i ning Dubai valitseja ja Araabia Ühinenud Emiraatide asepresidendi šeik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumi hobusekasvandusse Darley Stud

  9. Journal of the British Ship Research Association. Index to Volume 34, January to December 1979. Abstracts Number 49, 883-52, 042.

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    1979-01-01

    CROSS FLOW IN 51378 IRROTATIONAL FLOWS 50103 OVER BLUNT-NOSED BODIES 50470 THREE-DIMENSIONAL LAMINAR AND TURBULENT: 51583 TURBULENT 51375 BOW BULBS ...MULTIPLEX SYSTEM 51992 DECELERATION: AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF 50351 DECK WETNESS : OF SUPPLY VESSELS 51195 DECKHOUSE/HULL INTERACTION. 50446 DECKS...DOCKS: DRY: CLEANING OF FLOORS. . . . . . . 50319 DESIGN CONCEPT . . . . . . 49939 DUBAI . . . . . . 50686, 50687 FLOATING: AG WESER DOCK VI

  10. Implementing Vertical and Horizontal Engineering Students' Integration and Assessment of Consequence Academic Achievement

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    Al-Zubaidy, Sarim; Abdulaziz, Nidhal; Dashtpour, Reza

    2012-01-01

    Recent scholarship references indicate that integration of the student body can result in an enhanced learning experience for students and also greater satisfaction. This paper reports the results of a case study whereby mechanical engineering students studying at a newly established branch campus in Dubai of a British university were exposed to…

  11. 77 FR 60022 - Supplemental Identification Information for One (1) Individual Designated Pursuant to Executive...

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    2012-10-01

    ... terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. The Order imposes economic sanctions on.... JUMALI, Ahmed Ali), P.O. Box 3312, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Mogadishu, Somalia; Djibouti,...

  12. Bush müüks Ameerika sadamad araablastele / Neeme Raud

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    Raud, Neeme, 1969-

    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 23. veebr. lk. 11. USA presidendi George W. Bushi plaani kohaselt ostaks New Yorgi, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore'i, Miami ja New Orleansi sadamad Dubai firma Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Mitmed USA poliitikud leiavad, et sadamate müük seab ohtu USA julgeoleku. Lisa: Välisfirmade võim

  13. Maailma sporthobuste kasvatajad Inglismaal. I-II osa / Raigo Kollom

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    Kollom, Raigo, 1936-

    2013-01-01

    Maailma Sporthobuste Kasvatajate Föderatsiooni peaassambleel Inglismaal Newmarketi väikelinnas toimunud külastustest British Racing School'i, British Racing Museum'i ning Dubai valitseja ja Araabia Ühinenud Emiraatide asepresidendi šeik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumi hobusekasvandusse Darley Stud

  14. Tornid, millest pilved jäävad allapoole / Eda Post

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    Post, Eda, 1983-

    2008-01-01

    Maailma kõrgeimatest hoonetest alates Frank Lloyd Wrighti kavandatud tornist The Illinois. Burj Dubai ja Al Burj Araabia Ühendemiraatides, Abraj Al Bait Saudi Araabias, Chicago Spire (arhitekt Santiago Calatrava) ja Moskva rahvusvahelise ärikeksuse torn (Briti arhitektuuribüroo Foster and Partners)

  15. Araabia šeik ostis tüki Tallinnas tegutsevast pangast / Mikk Salu

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    Salu, Mikk, 1975-

    2006-01-01

    SBM panga omaniku Marfin Grupi suurimaks aktsionäriks tõusis Dubai Financials, mis on autori sõnul emiiriperekonna Al Maktoumi võimalus Euroopasse sisenemisel. Marfini peajuristi Fotios Karatzenise hinnangul on huvitavad investeerimisobjektid Eestis sadamad ja kinnisvara. Vt. samas intervjuud Fotios Karatzenisega. Lisad: Teine tase; Marfin Grupp: Kreeka-Araabia pank

  16. Nasdaq loobub Londoni börsist OMX-i ostmiseks / Eric Katskowski

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    Katskowski, Eric

    2007-01-01

    USA tehnoloogiabörs Nasdaq konkureerib Dubai börsiga Skandinaavia ja Balti väärtpaberiturge juhtiva OMX-i ostmise pärast. Enn Metsari hinnangul on Tallinna börsi jaoks head mõlemad OMX-ile tehtud pakkumised

  17. Tornid, millest pilved jäävad allapoole / Eda Post

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    Post, Eda, 1983-

    2008-01-01

    Maailma kõrgeimatest hoonetest alates Frank Lloyd Wrighti kavandatud tornist The Illinois. Burj Dubai ja Al Burj Araabia Ühendemiraatides, Abraj Al Bait Saudi Araabias, Chicago Spire (arhitekt Santiago Calatrava) ja Moskva rahvusvahelise ärikeksuse torn (Briti arhitektuuribüroo Foster and Partners)

  18. 77 FR 23754 - Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993; Advanced Media...

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    2012-04-20

    ...Sport, Randburg, Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, MBC Group, Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; National Geographical-Intelligence Agency, Herndon, VA; SAIC, McLean, VA... a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on June 29, 2000 (65 FR...

  19. Empowering boards to become instruments of innovation and excellence

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    Coulson-Thomas, Colin

    2016-01-01

    Examines the roles of directors, boards and CEOs in relation to excellence, innovation, innovative business models, leadership and human capital and the digital economy, aspects of leadership and the new, collective and shared leadership required for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Written to encourage discussion at the 2016 Dubai Global Convention and 26th World Congress for Business Excellence & Innovation.

  20. Unscrambling Jumbled Sentences: An Authentic Task for English Language Assessment?

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    Lanteigne, Betty

    2017-01-01

    Jumbled sentence items in language assessment have been criticized by some authors as inauthentic. However, unscrambling jumbled sentences is a common occurrence in real-world communication in English as a lingua franca. Naturalistic inquiry identified 54 instances of jumbled sentence use in daily life in Dubai/Sharjah, where English is widely…

  1. Modelling conditional correlations for risk diversification in crude oil markets

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    C-L. Chang (Chia-Lin); M.J. McAleer (Michael); R. Tansuchat (Roengchai)

    2009-01-01

    textabstractThis paper estimates univariate and multivariate conditional volatility and conditional correlation models of spot, forward and futures returns from three major benchmarks of international crude oil markets, namely Brent, WTI and Dubai, to aid in risk diversification. Conditional correla

  2. Astana

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    Brorman Jensen, Boris

    2008-01-01

    Artiklen handler om Kasakhstans nye hovedstad Astana og er en beretning om en af de nye og forholdsvist ubeskrevne statsdannelser, der følger i Dubais fodspor og forsøger at skabe sig en regional identitet på den globale scene. Artiklen rummer samtidig en principiel diskussion af arkitektfagets...

  3. Börsitöötajad teevad aktsiad rahaks / Virge Lahe

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    Lahe, Virge

    2008-01-01

    Dubai börsi aktsiate ülevõtmispakkumise hind OMX-le on 265 Rootsi krooni aktsia eest. Pakkumine puudutab ka tütarfirma Tallinna börsi töötajaid, kes said emafirmalt OMX AB aktsiad kingituseks. Diagramm: OMX-i aktsia hind

  4. Virtual Tourism Destination Image: Glocal identities constructed, perceived and experienced

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    R. Govers (Robert)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractHet opdoemend netwerk van mondiale hubs en stromen van geld, media, technologie en migratie, hebben geleid tot een algemene bewustwording rond oplopende spanningen tussen mondiale en locale identiteiten en imago’s. Dubai, het onderzoeksdecor van dit proefschrift, is een goed voorbeeld. M

  5. ”Tingsliggørelse”

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    Michelsen, Anders Ib

    2013-01-01

    verden. Det er umiddelbart indlysende, at sådanne byområder, fra København til Dubai, udgør meget voldsomme konglomerater af aggregerede, sammenhængende og netværkede artefakter og artifice (artefaktuelle relationer), fra store teknologiske systemer og infrastrukturer til gennemtrængende (pervasive) og...

  6. Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy

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    Morley, Louise

    2014-01-01

    Drawing on data gathered from British Council seminars in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai on "Absent Talent: Women in Research and Academic Leadership" (2012-2013), this paper discusses academic women's experiences and explanations for women's under-representation as knowledge leaders and producers in the global academy. Participants from…

  7. Behaviour Support Training for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Gaad, Eman; Thabet, Rawy A.

    2016-01-01

    Al Jalila Foundation (AJF) is a philanthropic organization based in Dubai. The organization sponsored a training programme in 2013 to support parents of children with various disabilities to cope with the behavioural and emotional challenges that are related to the child's disability. The course lasts for 6 weeks and is delivered across the United…

  8. Descriptive Analysis and Strategic Options to Defeat Commodity-Based Threat Financing Methodologies Related to Gold

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    2015-09-01

    diversity of funding sources, transfer mechanisms, and potential governmental complicity. AQ used zakat—a pillar of Islam with the requirement for...and copper . This commodities exchange benefits from Emirati market regulations, the transnational business environment of Dubai, and the

  9. Division Level Social Media

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    2015-06-12

    also enabled news to travel faster than it has in the past. An example would be the same person living in Dubai watching the documentary or news...completely free for divisional units. Unlike a personal social media page, which is updated and checked at a person’s leisure or a spare moment during the

  10. "Index for Inclusion": A Framework for School Review in the United Arab Emirates

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    Alborno, Nadera Emran; Gaad, Eman

    2014-01-01

    This study uses the "Index for Inclusion", developed by Booth and Ainscow, as a framework for investigating inclusive provision in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), introduced through the "School for All" initiative. The study, by Nadera Emran Alborno of the American University in Dubai and Eman Gaad of the British University in…

  11. Policing Iranian Sanctions: Trade, Identity, and Smuggling Networks in the Arabian Gulf

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    2013-03-01

    Kuwait where passenger and general cargo vessels transit the Arabian Gulf to Iran’s northern ports on a weekly basis, as well as Jebel Ali in Dubai...Robert, and Patrick Cronin . The United States and Coercive Diplomacy. Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 2003. Axworthy, Michael. Empire

  12. 76 FR 57684 - Swap Exclusion for Section 1256 Contracts

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    2011-09-16

    ...)), Rev. Rul. 2009- 24 (2009-2 CB 306 (ICE Futures Canada)), Rev. Rul. 2009-4 (2009-1 CB 408 (Dubai... payments are calculated based on indices such as temperature, precipitation, snowfall, or frost. For... extent that the rules provided in paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section are inconsistent with the...

  13. Leading Through Civilian Power: The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

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    2010-01-01

    significant changes to our global environment and increases in worldwide average temperatures . Rapid industrial advancement around the globe is likely...Brussels, Pretoria, Dubai , and Tokyo— increase official U.S. voices and faces on foreign television, radio, and other Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development...planning is executed inconsistently across sectors, or where strategic planning is disconnected from budget formulation and evaluation. 5. Transition

  14. Army Logistician. Volume 39, Issue 1, January-February 2007

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    2007-02-01

    Tender Conference in Dubai , United Arab Emirates, that brought together several companies, including United Parcel Service (UPS); UTI/Continental...theater distribution centers. By replacing numerous nonintegrated information systems and limiting the data inconsistencies and data duplication that...and distribution of energy. High- temperature superconductivity and nanoscale technologies are expected to deliver several break- throughs that

  15. Organisational Justice: Migrant Worker Perceptions in Organisations in the United Arab Emirates

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    Kasim Randeree

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available A justice framework can be used to understand how individuals within organisations respond to a varietyof human resource practices and also can be used prescriptively in designing the procedures andenactment of human resource practices. The principles of justice can be applied in order to understand theconsequences of any human resource practice. This paper examines the impact of the perception oforganisational justice on job satisfaction of unskilled workers in the city of Dubai in the United ArabEmirates (UAE. The key findings of the research revealed Dubai as having the largest proportion ofexpatriate workers globally and that these employees present a high level of grievance towards theiremployers. Major issues highlighted by the survey include pay, workload, job responsibilities, bias, andemployer injustice.

  16. A 44-year-old woman with metabolic acidosis, high anion gap, and delayed neurologic deterioration.

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    Vakil, Abhay; Upadhyay, Hinesh; Sherani, Khalid; Cervellione, Kelly; Trepeta, Scott; Patel, Mahendra C

    2015-01-01

    A 44-year-old woman was brought to the ED from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The patient was returning with her son from a 3-month visit to Bangladesh. Her journey started with a 4-h flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She consumed 240 mL of whiskey during the flight. This was followed by a 14-h flight from Dubai to New York. According to the patient's son, she did not consume any alcohol during the second flight. The patient was in her usual state of health with normal mentation throughout her journey. Upon landing, she started complaining of shortness of breath. After disembarking, she was witnessed to have seizure-like activity with involuntary passage of urine, following which she collapsed. The patient was intubated by emergency medical services in the field.

  17. Democracy Promotion in Oman

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    2013-01-01

    members of the Majlis al-Shura ( Con - sultative Assembly), and the sultan appoints members of the Majlis al-Dawla (State Assembly). Women also gained...Abdulhadi Khalaf and Giacoko Luciani, 189–193 ( Dubai : Gulf Research Center, 2006). Omanis elected one woman to the Majlis al-Shura in October...groups consist mostly of younger Omanis, many of whom are unemployed and largely motivated by the country’s economic con - ditions. The unemployment

  18. Crisis Stability and Nuclear Exchange Risks on the Subcontinent: Major Trends and the Iran Factor

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    2013-11-01

    perspective asserted that nuclear proliferation had reduced the threat of con - ventional conflict and major war. The “pessimist” position contended...of a spiral of escalation from a subconventional altercation and a product of unintended conse - quences from the tense security dilemma on the...some point in the future, the Shahab-3, can range both Islamabad and New Delhi as well as Kuwait City, Doha, Dubai , and Riyadh.67 Therefore, it is

  19. Iran: Illusion, Reality, and Interests

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    2012-09-01

    its past— con - temporary, modern, medieval, and ancient—than Iran’s. Nor is any state in the Gulf region more acutely afflicted by a sense of being...concise analysis that con - nects this both real and imagined past to the Iranian present. This analysis focuses on the early role of ideology and...the 19th century, British influence spread to the remainder of the Arab Gulf—Qatar, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai . Given British interests, the newfound Arab

  20. Evaluation of the Impact of Kerojet (trademark) Aquarius Water Scavenger Additive on the Thermal Stability of Jet A Fuels

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    2014-12-01

    Dubai at 40C and 100% humidity will potentially produce 20 liters (a little over 5 gallons) free water during the flight even if the aircraft fuel... moves within a sleeve. Movement of the spool causes clearances within the spool/sleeve assembly to change and thus, control flow through the valve...electrical-servo portion of the valve are amplified by system hydraulic pressures resulting in a substantial moving force being applied to a

  1. Meteorology of the Persian Gulf and of Several Airports on the Arabian coast,

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    2014-09-26

    85&8aHAN5 & 86 DORA .87 & 88 .ABU DH B . . . . . . . . . . . . ............ 89 to 91 • DUBAI ...... ,........, ...... , ............. 92 & 93 2.3...especially in the lowest-lying areas close to the Persian Gulf, by the passage of moving Mediterranean depressions with a NW origin, which lift-the sand in...modified polar air and cold, continental polar air that moves in a SE direction, to the rear of the depression. These depressions sometimes head for

  2. Franchise. Quantum leap.

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    Mooney, Helen

    2008-05-15

    The Royal Marsden's chemotherapy unit in Kingston will not only treat its own patients who live locally, but also accept referrals from local GPs. The move is part of a trend by well-known hospitals to open franchises, led by the Moorfields Eye Hospital which has 11 satellite units, including one in Dubai. Franchising by specialist hospitals can increase services, raise income and expand their brand. It also allows specialist staff to work in a range of settings.

  3. Pilvelõhkujad lõhuvad rekordeid

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    2004-01-01

    2009. a. valmivast Vabadusetornist peab saama valmimise hetkel maailma kõrgeim hoone (541 m). 2004. a. valmib Taipeis 509 m kõrgune büroohoone ja kaubakeskus Taipei 101 (arhitekt C. Y. Lee). Dubaisse rajatava luksushotelli Burj Dubai (AB Skidmore Owings & Merrill) kõrguseks on planeeritud 610 m. Hetkel on maailma kõrgeim hoone 1998. a. valminud Petronas Toweri kaksiktorn Kuala Lumpuris (452 m). Tallinna kõrgeimaks hooneks saab ASi Nord Projekt projekteeritud luksushotell (112 m)

  4. Oceanographic Study in the Strait of Hormuz and over the Iranian Shelf in the Persian Gulf.

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    1979-03-01

    off Kish Island . . 8 3.2 Current Profiles over the Iranian Shelf, 1976 . . . . . . 9 4.1 Offshore Dependance of Water Mass Characteristics over...characteristics of the observed current speeds were (1) the lack of significant dependance on the water depth, (2) the lack of significant dependance on...Cruises 3 (May 30) and 4 (May 31) owing to the delay in clearing the customs at Dubai. Figure 4.1 shows the offshore dependance of temperature, salinity

  5. The Future of the Arab Gulf Monarchies in the Age of Uncertainties

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    2013-06-01

    proposed a dress code law to the cabinet.19 But the authorities, particularly in Dubai, are concerned about the growth and spread of any moralization...arab-emirates-step- up-efforts-to-counter-dissent.html. 19. Jay B. Hilotin, “FNC Members Seek Penalties for Flouting Dress Code ,” Gulf News, June 14...2012, available from gulfnews. com/news/gulf/uae/fnc-member-seeks-penalties-for-flouting- dress - code -1.1035715. 20. An interview conducted by the

  6. Regional Fears of Western Primacy and the Future of U.S. Middle Eastern Basing Policy

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    2006-12-01

    would be a mistake to conclude that the Gulf Arabs will tolerate public disrespect indefinitely because of their present dependence. While the... disrespectful ways (as occurred during to Dubai Ports World controversy, to be discussed later). 47 The Gulf Arab states also have some extremely...connects Bahrain to Saudi Arabia and is used for over 2,300,000 car trips per year.274 A variety of Saudi tourists come to Bahrain via the causeway

  7. Civil Aviation: U.S. Efforts Improved Afghan Capabilities, but the Afghan Government Did Not Assume Airspace Management as Planned

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    2015-05-01

    Afghanistan with opportunities to expand its economic markets and take advantage of its strategic geographic position in international commerce to provide...USAID hoped to connect remote areas of Afghanistan with major cities, thereby spurring social and economic development and integrating the provinces with...Commerce officials at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul helped to organize a conference in Dubai , United Arab Emirates, to facilitate discussions between

  8. Coastline change mapping using a spectral band method and Sobel edge operator

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    Al-Mansoori, Saeed; Al-Marzouqi, Fatima

    2016-10-01

    Coastline extraction has become an essential activity in wake of the natural disasters taking place in some regions such as tsunami, flooding etc. Salient feature of such catastrophes is lack of reaction time available for combating emergency, thus it is the endeavor of any country to develop constant monitoring mechanism of shorelines. This is a challenging task because of the magnitude of changes taking place to the coastline regularly. Previous research findings highlight a need of formulating automation driven methodology for timely and accurate detection of alterations in the coastline impacting sustainability of mankind operating in the coastal zone. In this study, we propose a new approach for automatic extraction of the coastline using remote sensing data. This approach is composed of three main stages. Firstly, classifying pixels of the image into two categories i.e. land and water body by applying two normalized difference indices i.e. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI). Then, the process of binary conversion of classified image takes place using a local threshold method. Finally, the coastline is extracted by applying Sobel edge operator with a pair of (3×3) kernels. The approach is tested using 2.5m DubaiSat-1 (DS1) and DubaiSat-2 (DS2) images captured to detect and monitor the changes occurring along Dubai coastal zone within a period of six years from 2009 till 2015. Experimental results prove that the approach is capable of extracting the coastlines from DS1 and DS2 images with moderate human interaction. The results of the study show an increase of 6% in Dubai shoreline resulting on account of numerous man-made infrastructure development projects in tourism and allied sectors.

  9. CBRN Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Relevance of the United States Armys Chemical Corps in the Support of Homeland Security and Defense against State and Non-State Actors

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    2017-06-09

    market. He was not the first to profit from the illegal trade in 59 Stephan M. Francis, “The Diversion ...Pakistan to Dubai, and reported the “use of production facilities in Malaysia ”. Moreover, the British concluded, “A. Q. Khan’s network was central...be minor variations and in infinite diversity of combinations-these things are susceptible of rational study.”69 Military history is susceptible to

  10. “TERRITORIAL UNITS¢ COMPETITIVENESS: A SELF-RELIANT CONCEPT OR A DERIVATIVE CONCEPT OF FIRMS¢ COMPETITION?”

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    Nikolaos Kapitsinis; Theodore Metaxas; Marie Noelle Duquenne

    2011-01-01

    Key words: competitiveness, territorial unit, firms, bankruptcy, Greece, Dubai In the modern globalized economy there are some concepts which are very important for the current socio-economic system. One of them is competition. Though in classical political economy, the economic realm, with competition as its centerpiece, seems to be carrying it over all other fields, today competition appears as the sole immanent category imbuing all aspects of everyday life. So, in current globalised econom...

  11. Interdependent relations between comic and animated cartoons

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    Eloyan, Armen

    2015-01-01

    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Interdependent relations between comic and animated Cartoons. This book was produced in the context of Art Dubai's Marker, a curated not-for-profit gallery programme that concentrates each year on a particular theme or geography. (www.artdubai.ae/marker). The 2014 edition of Marker is curated by Slavs and Tatars and takes Central Asia and the Caucasus as its focus.".

  12. Towards green buildings: Glass as a building element-the use and misuse in the gulf region

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    Aboulnaga, Mohsen M. [College of Design and Applied Arts, Dubai University College, Dubai P.O. Box 14143 (United Arab Emirates)

    2006-04-15

    The recent economic growth in the Gulf region notably in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led to a colossal number of buildings that has been constructed in the past 5 years. In the last decade, a total glazed building's facades became the icon of Dubai. This large area of glazing in each facade needs protection against overheating and sun glare in summer. According to leader in energy and environmental design (LEED) glass selection becomes a main element in this equation to contribute towards achieving a green building. The aim of this paper is to investigate the problems associated with misuse of glass, as a building element in UAE particularly in Dubai. Inadequate design with ill-selected glass/glazing type may lead not only to poor daylighting in building interiors but also contribute significantly to fatigue, insomnia, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and above all increase CO{sub 2} emission. The purpose of the study is to specify the required improvements to permit natural, 'free' daylight to filter through the building facade into interior space, especially with the right type of glass. This paper examines the status of buildings in Dubai in terms of glass type, visible light transmittance, reflection (out/in) and relative heat gain. A quantitative analysis is conducted to assess the impact of glass on the building users' performance in terms of daylight environment. A recent built high-rise office building was selected in the investigation to asses whether selected glass provide the recommended daylight factor (DF) and daylight level (DL) according to IES standards. The results revealed that most the glass/glazing was misused in 70% of buildings in intermediate and low performance groups. The DF and DD in the selected office building were unexpectedly tremendous and found far beyond the recommended level due to the use of spectrally selective glazing (clear on both sides). [Author].

  13. 迪拜级的高度

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    2007-01-01

    世界上最高的建筑布尔吉-迪拜(Burj Dubai)大厦正在阿拉伯联合酋长国紧张地施工。Murray Pollok报道说,大厦上安装了运行复杂的施工升降机群,用来运送建造大厦的4000名工人。

  14. Trichilemmal Cyst of the Penis in a Paediatric Patient

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    Samuel Madan; Rashi Joshi

    2015-01-01

    Paediatric penile cysts are uncommon. We report a five-year-old child with an asymptomatic progressively growing cyst on the ventral aspect of the penis after a hypospadias repair. The patient presented to the Cooper Health Clinic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March 2012. A complete excision of the cyst was performed. Histology results delineated a capsulated benign trichilemmal cyst. No recurrence or complications were reported in the 26 months following the excision. We recommend an earl...

  15. THE ROLES OF CLINICAL PHARMACY IN REDUCING MEDICATION ERRORS

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    Alsaraf Khulood Majid

    2012-01-01

    Potential activation of clinical pharmacist role is of great importance in reducing the medication errors which are a well- known problem in hospital. The medication errors could be prescribing errors, dispensing errors, and administering errors. In this study medication errors randomly were collected by clinical pharmacist and inpatient pharmacist from different wards at a Hospital in Dubai, UAE, from July to October 2011. The results showed that the highest percentage of medication errors w...

  16. Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa-Associated Cystoid Macular Oedema Using Intravitreal Aflibercept (Eylea despite Minimal Response to Ranibizumab (Lucentis: A Case Report

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    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: We present an interesting case of bilateral retinitis pigmentosa (RP-associated cystoid macular oedema that responded on two separate occasions to intravitreal injections of aflibercept, despite previously demonstrating only minimal response to intravitreal ranibizumab. This unique case would support a trial of intravitreal aflibercept for the treatment of RP-associated cystoid macular oedema. Case Presentation: A 38-year-old man from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, presented to the UK with a 3-year history of bilateral RP-associated cystoid macular oedema. Previous treatment with topical dorzolamide, oral acetazolamide, and intravitreal ranibizumab had demonstrated only minimal reduction of cystoid macular oedema. Following re-confirmation of the diagnosis by clinical examination and optical coherence tomography imaging, bilateral loading doses of intravitreal aflibercept were given. Central macular thickness reduced and the patient returned to Dubai. After 6 months, the patient was treated with intravitreal ranibizumab due to re-accumulation of fluid and the unavailability of aflibercept in Dubai. Only minimal reduction of central macular thickness was observed. Once available in Dubai, intravitreal aflibercept was administered bilaterally with further reduction of central macular thickness observed. Visual acuity remained stable throughout. Conclusions: This is the first case report to demonstrate a reduction of RP-associated CMO following intravitreal aflibercept, despite inadequate response to ranibizumab on two separate occasions. Aflibercept may provide superior action to other anti-VEGF medications due to its intermediate size (115 kDa and higher binding affinity. This is worthy of further investigation in a large prospective cohort over an extended time to determine the safety and efficacy of intravitreal aflibercept for use in this condition.

  17. The birth of Oman’s tourism industry

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    Winkler, Onn

    2007-01-01

    Despite the fact that during the past four decades the tourism industry has emerged as one of the leading industries worldwide, in the Arab region, particularly in the GCC oil-exporting countries, it was largely neglected until the early 1990s (with the exception of Dubai). During the past decade, however, this traditional neglect and even negative attitude toward international tourism has changed remarkably and each of the GCC countries, even Saudi Arabia, started to promote international to...

  18. The Gulf Cooperation Council’s New Members: The Impact of Inviting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Kingdom of Morocco into the GCC

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    2012-06-08

    tourism is its other significant industry . The UAE’s military purchasing program only slowed during the recent economic crisis and shows a concerted...vital tourism industry and the cultural infusion from its émigrés to France and Spain. Oman is the religious outlier, following the Ibadhi school...2004. Sheikh Khalifa is from the emirate of Abu Dhabi, which is also the capital of the country and the second wealthiest emirate after Dubai . Each

  19. Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View

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    2014-03-01

    Conflict” by Robert Fanelli; studies examining the applicability of international law to terrorist acts committed through cyberspace;3 and many more...Russia’s resources will be preceded by a series of conflicts (not necessarily armed ones) within the country. Increasing activity by various terrorist ...rest of the world at the World Conference on International Telecommunica- tions (WCIT) in Dubai in December 2012. A key lesson from WCIT for those

  20. Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989

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    1989-01-01

    authorities. 21 January HIJACKING OF AEROFLOT FLIGHT As a Soviet AN-24 airliner flying from Ivano-Frankovsk to Kiev started to taxi onto the runway, a...registered to Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia. (Avianca), the Colombian national carrier, was flying a scheduled commercial flight when it exploded...Uganda Arwa. Uganda 11-23-85 Egyptair B-737 Athens. Greece Libya Tunisia Cairo. Egypt 11-25-85 Iran Asseman Cmdr-500 (Unk) Dubai . UAE Bandar Abbas. Iran

  1. Air Force Civil Engineer, Volume 11, Number 1, 2003

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    2003-01-01

    1.5-foot vertical depressions while taxiing . The 819th/219th ERHS jumped into action and mobilized by moving 317 short tons of tools and equipment to...runway remained active during our entire project. Flying was restricted for seven hours a day, but even during re- stricted hours we still had to pull...manufactured high-voltage stepdown transformer, deliv- ered them to Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, and made arrangements for

  2. Pilvelõhkujad lõhuvad rekordeid

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    2004-01-01

    2009. a. valmivast Vabadusetornist peab saama valmimise hetkel maailma kõrgeim hoone (541 m). 2004. a. valmib Taipeis 509 m kõrgune büroohoone ja kaubakeskus Taipei 101 (arhitekt C. Y. Lee). Dubaisse rajatava luksushotelli Burj Dubai (AB Skidmore Owings & Merrill) kõrguseks on planeeritud 610 m. Hetkel on maailma kõrgeim hoone 1998. a. valminud Petronas Toweri kaksiktorn Kuala Lumpuris (452 m). Tallinna kõrgeimaks hooneks saab ASi Nord Projekt projekteeritud luksushotell (112 m)

  3. Cyber warfare: Armageddon in a Teacup?

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    2009-12-11

    parking fees were collected via mobile networks (Link 2009, 8). 33 Estonia was rapidly increasing its information interconnectivity up through 2007...President Saakashvili stated in 2008 that his “major vision (is) to turn Georgia into the Dubai and Singapore of this region (Caucuses/Black Sea)” (Cornell...October 2009). Catignani, Sergio. “Variation on a theme : Israel’s operation cast lead and the Caza strip missile conundrum.” Small Wars Journal. http

  4. Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

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    2012-02-27

    Uzbeks) or sectarian factions, rather than overarching themes . A major party is Jamiat Islami (Islamic Society), a party that grouped Tajik leaders... Dubai properties, prompting President Karzai to appoint a Central Bank official to run the Kabul Bank. However, the government moves did not prevent...November 2010, the government opened a USAID-funded women-only park in Kabul called “Women’s Garden” where women can go, without male escort, and

  5. Buenas prácticas para la mejora del entorno urbano. Presentación

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    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available Continuing the line begun more than three years ago with the publication of the first thematic number of Informes de la Construcción dedicated to the Program of Best Practices, «Cities lo live» (n" 465, january/february 2000 , continued with a second number called «Best Practices for the improvement of the living conditions in the cities» (n" 4 75, september/october 2001, arrives this third delivery on «Best Practices for the improvement of the urban environment» , with some of the Spanish performances more interesting fro m the selects by the Spanish Habitat Committee in its national contest, and then presented to the IV international Contest Dubai 2002 , promoted by the United Nations Habitat Committee and the Municipality 01Dubai every two years.Continuando lo iniciado hace ya más de tres años COI/ la publicación del primer número monográfico de la revista Informes de la Construcción dedicado al Programa de Buenas Prácticas, "Ciudades para vivir" (n" 465, enero/febrero 2000 , al que siguió un segundo monográfico titulado "Buenas Prácticas para la mejora de las condiciones de vida el/ las ciudades" (n° 475, septiembre/oct ubre 2001, llega esta tercera entrega sobre "Buenas Prácticas para la mejora del entamo urbano ", con algunas de las actuaciones españolas más interesantes de entre las seleccionadas por el Comité Hábitat español en su convocatoria nacional y luego presentadas al IV Concurso internacional Dubai 2002, promovido por el Comité Hábitat de Naciones Unidas y la Municipalidad de Dubai con carácter bianual.

  6. Exhibition of Design, Development and Manufacturing of Scalp Cooling Cap

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    2016-01-01

    Exhibition Narrative:\\ud University of Huddersfield and Paxman Coolers Limited showcased the output of a collaborative project that resulted in an innovative scalp-cooling cap at Arab Health 2016 Exhibition Dubai, UEA. In collaboration with Medilink Yorkshire & Humber at the Stand No: Z1G57. The Arab Health 2016 exhibition showcased more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 130,000 healthcare professionals attending from 163 countries.

  7. A Survey of Wall Climbing Robots: Recent Advances and Challenges

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    Shunsuke Nansai; Rajesh Elara Mohan

    2016-01-01

    In recent decades, skyscrapers, as represented by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, have been built due to the improvements of construction technologies. Even in such newfangled skyscrapers, the façades are generally cleaned by humans. Wall climbing robots, which are capable of climbing up vertical surfaces, ceilings and roofs, are expected to replace the manual workforce in façade cleaning works, which is both hazardous and laborious work. Such tasks require these rob...

  8. Innovation in small and medium enterprises in the United Arab Emirates

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    Schilirò, Daniele

    2015-01-01

    This article focuses on innovation as the main driver of the competitiveness and market success of small and medium enterprises in the United Arab Emirates. The study overviews the still limited literature dedicated to innovation in SMEs in the UAE. It also analyzes the innovation model of small and medium enterprises in the UAE, and focuses particularly on Dubai¡¯s SMEs. The article highlights the need to strengthen the entrepreneurial culture and promote the development of innovative SMEs w...

  9. The U.S. Footprint on the Arabian Peninsula: Can We Avoid a Repeat of the Pullout from Saudi Arabia?

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    2009-12-01

    recessions and periods of conflict and peace. Economic incentives and a robust external security guarantee alone, however, do not guarantee the...International Studies from the Gulf Research Centre (GRC), a Dubai -based organization dedicated to researching strategic issues affecting the Gulf region...severe recession . Exacerbated by a spiraling economy and affinity toward Israel, the American public and many in the U.S. government came to view Saudi

  10. Flight Attendant Fatigue. Part 5: A Comparative Study of International Flight Attendant Fatigue Regulations and Collective Bargaining Agreements

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    2009-11-01

    recession , operators are routinely scheduling up to the regulation limits, which could result in an increased likelihood of fatigue and fatigue-related...2 Cayman 3 2 2 2 China 7 2 1 1 Colombia 3 3 1 0 Czech 3 3 0 0 Denmark 3 5 1 0 Egypt 6 8 2 3 Dubai U.A.E. 6 5 2 3 European Union 5 7 2 3

  11. Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

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    2010-05-05

    economic growth reached 9% in 2009, in spite of the global recession , and will remain strong for the medium term.6 The IMF expects Qatar’s fiscal...regional economic experts are arguing that although the global credit crunch and resulting recession have significantly lowered the value of many Qatari...of a new generation of Persian Gulf leaders alongside the sons of the late Shaikh Zayed of Abu Dhabi and Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid of Dubai .13

  12. COINTEGRATION IN THE OIL MARKET AMONG REGIONAL BLENDS

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    Neil A. Wilmot

    2013-01-01

    The integration of crude oil spot prices, from different geographic regions is examined using the residual-based cointegration test of Gregory and Hansen (1996), which allows for endogenously determined structural breaks. While traditionally, the focus has been on three global benchmark crudes (WTI, Brent and Dubai Fateh), herein the relationship among secondary, regional blends (Edmonton Par, Western Canadian Select, Bonny Light and Mexican Maya) is examined with implications for the ‘global...

  13. China’s Economic Statecraft in Africa: Implications for the U.S. Rebalance

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    2013-03-01

    financial collapse of 2008 and resultant global recession , China struggled with excess production capital creating a need to shift production out of...trade, and FDI policy to boost domestic economic output. China’s strategy in Africa has helped it mitigate the effects of the global recession ...Conference in Dubai , from 3-14 December 2012, China and Russia opposed U.S. and European proposals to maintain the internet as a global common with

  14. 缤纷前沿

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    染晗曼

    2013-01-01

    World’s Tallest Twisted Tower Launched in Dubai世界最高"扭曲塔"在迪拜落成Dubai has inaugurated(为……举行落成仪式)the world’s tallest twisted tower,built at a cost of $ 272million and setting yet another record for skyscrapers and other engineering marvels.The 310-metre,75-storey residential Cayan Tower is twisted 90 degrees from top to bottom

  15. Flagship projects but moderate targets

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    Forst, Michael

    2012-07-01

    In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was formed as a federation of seven emirates in 1971, the role of renewable energies has long been marginal. While Dubai, which is particularly rich in fossil fuel resources, mode the headlines with 'The Palm Islands', an artificial archipelago, and the world's tallest building, Abu Dhabi, the conservative emirate next door, has already started to rethink the future. (orig.)

  16. 迪拜引入新的安全标准

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    2007-01-01

    据有关方面报导,近日迪拜国防部(Dubai Civil Defence)总部要求在该阿拉伯酋长国之内的所有修建中的建筑必须与在建的Burj Dubai(建成后将成为世界第一高楼)使用相同的安全措施。

  17. Dubaï ou la métropolisation incomplète d’un pôle en relais de l’économie monde

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    Lavergne, Marc

    2004-01-01

    International audience; Dubai is a medium ranking city (600 000 inhab.) where temporary migrants account for 90 % of the population ; nor political capital, nor intellectual center, it still enjoy a commercial appeal that extends on the whole planet. This city, till recently a modest locality set between desert and Persian Gulf, has since 20 years experienced a very speedy growth, which makes it sometimes be termed as the archetypeof the new metropolises of the globalized economy.; Doubaï est...

  18. Book Information

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    Qian; Fang

    2015-01-01

    Worlding Cities:Asian Experiments anthe Art of Being Global Author:Ananya Roy;Editor:Aihwa Ong Year:2012Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell ISBN:1405192763(376 pages,in English)From Dubai to Delhi and from Singapore to Shanghai,cities across Asia are sites of intense experiments with different ways of being global.This book intervenes in urban theory focused on established

  19. 15 CFR Supplement No. 4 to Part 744 - Entity List

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    2010-01-01

    .... (See § 744.11 of the EAR) Presumption of denial 73 FR 54503, 9/22/08. Green Channel Electronics Company... Divanizadeh, Al Ras Center Building, Behind Al Ras Hotel, Shop No. B-05, P.O. Box 5680, Dubai, U.A.E For all...) Presumption of denial 73 FR 54503, 9/22/08. Danoush Trading Company, No. 104, Beside Kheibar Hotel, Morshed...

  20. Assessing the Feasibility of International Branch Campuses: Factors Universities Consider when Establishing Campuses Abroad

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    2015-01-01

    locations in urban areas close to air and rail transportation. Three administrators with IBCs located over an hour from international airports noted that...countries. Research by Lane (2011), specifically in Malaysia and Dubai, suggests that IBCs typically serve at least one of the three purposes...described by Levy. The University of Nottingham’s campus in Malaysia , for instance, arguably offers a new pedagogical approach and opportunities that are

  1. MEETINGS

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    2012-01-01

    Events Calendar 2012 January 10, 2012 Annual Symposium-Frontiers in Biological Catalysis Cambridge, United Kingdom February 1-2, 2012 World Cancer Metabolism Summit Washington DC, WA 33601, United States February 10-11, 2012 2012-Indo-Korean Conference on Integrative Bioscience Research-Opportunities and Challenges Coimbatore, India February 12, 2012 4th International Conference on Drug Discovery and Therapy Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. The Activities , Drivers and Barriers of ‘Electronic Public Service Delivery’ in Dubai’s public organisations

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    Binyelaiyel, Ammar

    2012-01-01

    Abstract The quest to transform the delivery of government services through innovative and electronic means has been embraced by public organisations worldwide in an ever rising phenomenon, sought after to reap some of the potentially rewarding benefits of the digitisation of government services. In this study, the author reports the experiences of four major public organisations in Dubai as its governing office have imposed a deadline for all of its public agencies to trans...

  3. Combating WMD: Challenges for the Next 10 Years

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    2005-02-01

    demonstrated use of “bombs, bombs, and bombs” in its major operations. On the other hand, the use of a nuclear weapon might appear inconsistent with al...WMD Agent Defeat Warhead Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration is explor- ing a high- temperature incendiary kinetic energy penetrator warhead...Khan network, in addition to laboratories in Pakistan, involved suppliers and middlemen in Dubai , France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the

  4. A Possible Solution for the U.S. Navy’s Addiction to Petroleum: A Business Case Analysis for Transitioning the U.S. Navy From Petroleum to Synthetic Fuel Resources

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    2007-03-01

    temperatures , to be useful. Today’s tactical vehicles have a limited fuel volume and fuel weight capacity. Furthermore, tactical vehicles are subject to...Kuwait or Dubai and crashing it into Abqaiq or Ras Tanura, could turn the complex into an inferno. 16 This could take up to 50 percent of Saudi...are inconsistencies within the data that affect the capital and operating expenses of each cost study. For example if the feedstock is coal, there

  5. Joint Contingency Contracting

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    2005-06-01

    Cdr (Head of Contracting Activity - HCA)FISC - Sigonella 5th Fleet AOR NAVSUP FISC Site - Dubai FISC Det-Bahrain Bahrain Seychelles CJOA Afghanistan...Services’ individual approaches for the accession of COs (and contracting specialists) is inconsistent and creates disparities between the breadth...and temperatures ranging from 130 degrees to below freezing. J42 AAdmin Clerk (Navy E-5) J4221 Fuels Ops Officer Navy

  6. The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends in U.S. Strategic Planning

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    2002-07-01

    inconsistent rela- tionships to accompany Israel’s military and economic superiority. The Israeli public is as interested in foreign policy as the...variation from state to state. In some states (for ex- ample, Kuwait and perhaps Dubai ) where the indigenous business community is relatively strong...by lowering the temperature of regional con- flicts and broadening the instruments for resolving them. Regional security would decrease the

  7. Optimizing the Prioritization of Natural Disaster Recovery Projects

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    2007-03-01

    temperature scales such as the Fahrenheit scale. When using the AHP, a scale of measurement consists of a set of objects, a set of numbers, and a...each matrix and calculate the eigenvector of each of the developed matrices. 3. Measure the inconsistency of each of matrices using the consistency...to determine the optimal set of information systems (IS) projects for the Dubai Medical Center in the United Arabic Emirates. The system uses LINDO

  8. Economic Factors of Japan’s National Security Policy

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    1988-06-01

    turning to smaller countries such as Dubai , Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and non- OPEC Oman. Buying more than 50 percent of the oil exported by these countries, Japan...general studies in other systems such as wind power and power generation from marine temperature differences. The Sunshine Project is Japan’s main...relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any states, or in any other manner inconsistent

  9. Green Construction Initiatives in Overseas Contingency Operations

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    2011-04-28

    work environment temperatures consistent and, more comfortable. Besides just simply being the right thing to do, the U.S. ) . Environmental...would be inconsistent with national security or national interest." 8 27 Though the exact sections governing CCA have changed over the years, 28 the...initiative focused on hot water heaters. "The water heaters coming out of Dubai and ot~er Middle East countries were not industrial grade and could not keep

  10. Determining Intra-Theater Airlift Requirements from Number of Personnel Deployed in a Region

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    2013-06-01

    As such, inconsistencies within the data set are a major problem. Every attempt has been made to discard entries that are beyond the capacity...failure as a function of stress, temperature , and some metallurgical variables representing the alloy’s composition. Obtaining estimates for...STRP OIBB BUSHE HR OMDB DUBAI INTL ORAT AL TAQADD UM AB ORTK TIKRIT EAST OE09 AL WADIA OIBK KISH ISLAND OMDM MINHAD AB ORB1

  11. The Protection of Undersea Cables: A Global Security Threat

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    2012-03-07

    and France in 1850, by the Gutta Percha manufacturing company.11 The cable was wrapped in a natural rubber (Gutta Percha) which was an effective ...maintain position in weather conditions up to Beaufort number 7 sea state, while laying and/or repairing cables.23 Since cable repairs are not...Keynote address at the “Global Summit on Reliability of Global Undersea Communications Cable Infrastructure (ROGUCCI) conference,” Dubai , U.A.E

  12. Isospora orlovi infection in suckling dromedary camel calves (Camelus dromedarius) in Kenya.

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    Bornstein, S; Gluecks, I V; Younan, M; Thebo, P; Mattsson, J G

    2008-04-15

    Outbreaks of isosporosis in young suckling dromedary camel calves (Camelus dromedarius) in Dubai, UAE and in Kenya were recently described. In the former outbreak the pathogen was shown to be Isospora orlovi by morphological features and was later characterized molecularly. In the present study, we have made a longitudinal investigation of 159 suckling dromedary calves 8 weeks of age was found to be excreting Isospora sp. The parasite was only found in calves < or =4 weeks of age in the M1 herds and in the M2 herds in calves <8 weeks of age. Of the M1 and M2 calves exhibiting diarrhoea, 20.8% and 26.3% excreted Isospora sp., respectively. Morphologically the Isospora sp. was similar to I. orlovi and sequence analysis of the SSU rRNA gene from four Kenyan isolates (unfortunately only from the pastoral herds, M2) and ITS 1 segments from three of the isolates from Kenya and one from Dubai, confirmed that the Isospora isolates belonged to the species I. orlovi, and that the sequences were similar to the Dubai isolates.

  13. Operational data and thermodynamic modeling of a Stirling-dish demonstration installation in desert conditions

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    Nilsson, Martin; Jamot, Jakob; Malm, Tommy

    2017-06-01

    To field test its Stirling-dish unit, Cleanergy AB of Sweden in Q1 2015 built a ten unit demo park in Dubai. The first STE (Solar Thermal Energy) generation of its Stirling genset, the C11S, had at its core an 11 kWel Stirling engine/generator combination. The genset was mated with a parabolic concentrator developed for the genset by a supplier. Local weather conditions in Dubai provide opportunities to test performance in an environment with high insolation and high ambient temperature. In addition, the conditions in Dubai are windy, salty, humid and dusty, historically challenging for solar technologies [1]. In Q1 2016 one of the C11S Stirling-dish units was replaced by the first prototype of Cleanergy's second generation Stirling genset, the Sunbox, and an in-house developed parabolic concentrator. Operational data from field testing during the spring of 2016 are presented and discussed and show the large performance improvement achieved with the Sunbox unit.

  14. Nutrient intake of infants and toddlers in the United Arab Emirates: the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study.

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    Abdulrazzaq, Y M; Nagelkerke, N; Abdulla, S; Belhaj, G

    2016-08-18

    This descriptive study evaluated the nutrient adequacy of the diet of infants (aged 6-11.9 months) and toddlers (aged 12-24 months) in the United Arab Emirates. A random sample of 1000 infants and toddlers was recruited from 2 cities (Al Ain and Dubai) from March 2011 to February 2012 and their usual nutrient intake was determined using 24-hour recall. In all, 54.2% of infants and 25.2% of toddlers were breastfeeding. Mean energy intake of infant girls in Al Ain and Dubai was 747 (SD 189) kcal and 773 (SD 215) kcal respectively and 810.5 (SD 232.2) kcal and 821.9 (SD 262) kcal for boys. In toddlers, mean energy intake for girls in Al Ain and Dubai was 1032.8 (SD 252) kcal and 1013 (SD 339.1) kcal respectively and 1057.2 (SD 201.8) kcal and 1030.3 (SD 341.7) kcal for boys. Iron intake was low in both groups. Mean body mass index and body weight and height were similar to World Health Organization figures but significant numbers of infants and toddlers of both sexes were over- or underweight. Although mean energy and macronutrient intakes were comparable to the RDA, significant numbers were over- or underfed.

  15. The DUBAISAT-2/DEIMOS-2 constellation: public-private cooperation between Emirates and Spain

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    Pirondini, Fabrizio; Al Marri, Salem

    2014-10-01

    The Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) was established by the Dubai Government in 2006 with the goal of promoting a culture of advanced scientific research and technology innovation in Dubai and the UAE, and enhancing technology innovation and scientific skills among UAE nationals. EIAST launched in November 2013 the DubaiSat-2, its second Earth Observation satellite, and the first to provide VHR multispectral imagery. The satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit commissioning and it is now fully operational. ELECNOR DEIMOS is a private Spanish company, part of the Elecnor industrial group, which owns and operates DEIMOS-1, the first Spanish Earth Observation satellite, launched in 2009. ELECNOR DEIMOS launched in June 2014 its second satellite, DEIMOS-2, a VHR, agile satellite capable of providing 4-bands multispectral imagery. The whole end-to-end DEIMOS- 2 system has been designed to provide a cost-effective and highly responsive service to cope with the increasing need of fast access to VHR imagery. The two satellites, with a mass of 300 kg each, were developed in cooperation with Satrec-I (South Korea), and are based on the SpaceEye-1 platform. The two satellites have an identical payload, and produce 75- cm resolution pan-sharpened imagery across a 12-km swath. Together, they have a combined collection capacity of more than 300,000 sqkm per day. EIAST and ELECNOR DEIMOS have set up a unique, trans-national public-private partnership to operate the two satellites as a constellation, jointly commercialize the imagery of both satellites, and interchange technical and operational information to increase the efficiency of both systems. The operations of the constellation are based on four ground stations: Al Khawaneej (Dubai), Puertollano (Spain), Kiruna (Sweden) and Inuvik (Canada), which assure at least a contact per orbit with each satellite. The constellation functionalities of the ground segment were developed by EIAST

  16. The Internationalization Process of UK based Small and Medium Enterprise : The Implementation of Global Marketing Program

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    CIRAK, HANDE; CHAALAN, GHUSEN NABIL

    2010-01-01

    The effects of globalization have changed the global market rules which encourage many firms to expand their sales to foreign markets with the aim of entering new and potential profitable market. OnDemand Group (ODG) ‚ UK Based Company that focuses on content management on the platforms of operators’ music and video‚ has already seen the advantages by entering 24 different country markets and now by entering to Dubai market which is the opportunity for ODG to move to Middle East market. Howev...

  17. Masdar City: a critical retrospection

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    Jensen, Boris Brorman

    2014-01-01

    Dubai appeared - at least until the financial crisis - to be leading the construction race and has already completed a large number of its landmark architecture and strategic facilities. In contrast, cities like the Qatari capital Doha still appear to be heavily ‘under construction’ and in countries...... infrastructure such as global container ports, free zones, inter-island causeways and metro lines. This volume argues that these endeavours are not simply part of a strategy to prepare for the post-oil era for future economic survival and prosperity in the Lower Gulf region, but that they are also aiming...

  18. 易宪容:“迪拜危机”敲响中国房产业警钟

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    11月26日,阿拉伯联合酋长国的迪拜酋长国向全球金融界宣布,负债累累的迪拜酋长国将重组其政府控股公司迪拜世界(Dubai World),并要求推迟6个月偿还迪拜世界及其陷入困境的棕榈岛集团(Nakheel)的所有债务。

  19. Pirimze

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    Tabatadze, Sophia

    2015-01-01

    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "This publication is a part of the project Pirimze by Sophia Tabatadze. You can see the development of the project on: www.pirimze.blogspot.com. This book was produced in the context of Art Dubai's Marker, a curated not-for-profit gallery programme that concentrates each year on a particular theme or geography. (www.artdubai.ae/marker). The 2014 edition of Marker is curated by Slavs and Tatars and takes Central Asia and the Caucasus as its focus.".

  20. In exile

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    Hazare, Reza

    2015-01-01

    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Born in 1987 in Zahedan, Iran, Reza Hazare hails from a family of Afghan refugees forced to leave their homeland during the civil wars. Hazare studied art in Tehran, worked with artists such as Basem Rassam and Vahik Hartounian before settling in Baku, Azerbaijan to continue his education and life. This book was produced in the context of Art Dubai's Marker, a curated not-for-profit gallery programme that concentrates each year on a particular theme or...

  1. Implementing CRM System in a Global Organization National vs. Organizational Culture

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    Frygell, Linda; Hedman, Jonas; Carlsson, Sven

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a longitudinal case study of a multi-national company’s Customer Relationship Management implementation in China, Poland, Russia, Middle East, Dubai, Pakistan, Iran, Korea and Japan. Although the cooperation has extensive experience in implementing systems in its different...... global subsidiaries, and has planned the implementation well, the implementation was not a complete success. The study has identified that the cultural factor are important, but not stressed enough in the current CRM literature. Understanding the difference between the organizational culture in which...

  2. JPRS Report Environmental Issues.

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    1990-04-10

    90-001 10 April 1990 NEAR EAST & SOUTH ASIA 11 PAKISTAN The consignment had been sent by a California-based company to Dubai where it was to be...reach an average of 31-36 tons per hectare per year, and fields that has evolved in the UkSSR. There is a very in the extremely wet years, on fields...work. one 60-watt bulb is turned off, the republic would And no matter how diverse the questions raised at it achieve a reduction in consumption of

  3. Re-export Intensity and Trade Costs: Port Facilities and Services

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    Belaid Rettab; Azzeddine Azzam

    2008-01-01

    With falling tariff and non-tariff barriers, lowering other trade costs related to the logistics of moving goods through ports is key to further facilitation of world trade. Such costs are now part of the language of several GATT articles of importance to WTO negotiations. This paper estimates the effect of various port costs on re-export intensity in six major Asian ports: Dubai, Manama, Mumbai, Bandar Abbas, Damman, and Hong Kong. What we find is that the cost of transportation and logistic...

  4. Dataset for petroleum based stock markets and GAUSS codes for SAMEM.

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    Khalifa, Ahmed A A; Bertuccelli, Pietro; Otranto, Edoardo

    2017-02-01

    This article includes a unique data set of a balanced daily (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) for oil and natural gas volatility and the oil rich economies' stock markets for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Oman, using daily data over the period spanning Oct. 18, 2006-July 30, 2015. Additionally, we have included unique GAUSS codes for estimating the spillover asymmetric multiplicative error model (SAMEM) with application to Petroleum-Based Stock Market. The data, the model and the codes have many applications in business and social science.

  5. Dataset for petroleum based stock markets and GAUSS codes for SAMEM

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    Ahmed A.A. Khalifa

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available This article includes a unique data set of a balanced daily (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for oil and natural gas volatility and the oil rich economies’ stock markets for Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Oman, using daily data over the period spanning Oct. 18, 2006–July 30, 2015. Additionally, we have included unique GAUSS codes for estimating the spillover asymmetric multiplicative error model (SAMEM with application to Petroleum-Based Stock Market. The data, the model and the codes have many applications in business and social science.

  6. Genetics of multifactorial disorders: proceedings of the 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference

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    Nair, Pratibha; Bizzari, Sami; Rajah, Nirmal; Assaf, Nada; Al-Ali, Mahmoud Taleb; Hamzeh, Abdul Rezzak

    2016-01-01

    The 6th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference (PAHGC), “Genetics of Multifactorial Disorders” was organized by the Center for Arab Genomic Studies (http://www.cags.org.ae) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 21 to 23 January, 2016. The PAHGCs are held biennially to provide a common platform to bring together regional and international geneticists to share their knowledge and to discuss common issues. Over 800 delegates attended the first 2 days of the conference and these came from various medic...

  7. The New Geography: The Map, The Satellite, and The Computer

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    is due to present its findings shortly. The Arctic is a central theme in this policy. The effect of climate change on the northern sea routes is...dollars, monthly average 0 25 50 75 100 125 150 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 WTI crude oil Brent crude oil Dubai crude oil Refiner acquisition...ground. It allows us a better view of the world than any mountain top. Assets parked on this high ground are difficult to attack. This new common has

  8. The impact of the federal funds rate on an investor’s return

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    Ikhlaas Gurrib

    2015-01-01

    The study aims to analyze stock price movements of the world’s widely used index S&P 500 and the rapid growing economy index of Dubai Financial Market (DFM). While UAE adopts a similar monetary policy to the US due to the pegging of the two countries’ currencies, UAE’s GDP and financial markets have been witnessing more robust performance since the financial crisis, raising the issue as to whether following monetary policy actions set by the Federal Reserve Bank is beneficial to the UAE finan...

  9. The impact of the federal funds rate on an investor’s return

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    Ikhlaas Gurrib

    2015-01-01

    The study aims to analyze stock price movements of the world’s widely used index S&P 500 and the rapid growing economy index of Dubai Financial Market (DFM). While UAE adopts a similar monetary policy to the US due to the pegging of the two countries’ currencies, UAE’s GDP and financial markets have been witnessing more robust performance since the financial crisis, raising the issue as to whether following monetary policy actions set by the Federal Reserve Bank is beneficial to the UAE...

  10. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF MAJOR AIRLINE COMPANIES IN UAE WITH REFERENCE TO PROFITABILITY, LIQUIDITY, EFFICIENCY, EMPLOYEE STRENGTH AND PRODUCTIVITY

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    Indrani Hazarika; Bistra Boukareva

    2016-01-01

    The demand for air transport has been consistently increasing in UAE and has made significant growth in the aviation sector in terms of expansion and modernization. Within Dubai’s services sector, transport ranks first accounting for 14.8% of Dubai’s GDP in 2014.As per the Economics Report commissioned by Emirates and Dubai Airports, aviation sector is expected to contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, 37.5 per cent to its GDP and will support over 750,000 jobs by 2020. The presen...

  11. Implementing CRM System in a Global Organization National vs. Organizational Culture

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    Frygell, Linda; Hedman, Jonas; Carlsson, Sven

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a longitudinal case study of a multi-national company’s Customer Relationship Management implementation in China, Poland, Russia, Middle East, Dubai, Pakistan, Iran, Korea and Japan. Although the cooperation has extensive experience in implementing systems in its different...... global subsidiaries, and has planned the implementation well, the implementation was not a complete success. The study has identified that the cultural factor are important, but not stressed enough in the current CRM literature. Understanding the difference between the organizational culture in which...

  12. HOLE IN DUBAI“白老虎”,双喜临门

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    2009年1 1月19日~22日,欧巡赛本赛季的收官之战迪拜世界锦标赛(Dubai World Championship)最后一轮在迪拜朱美拉高尔夫庄园土球场(Earth Course,Jumeirah GolfEstates)圆满结束,"白老虎"李·维斯特伍德成为最大赢家——迪拜世锦赛和奖金榜双料冠军。

  13. 读城

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    2010-01-01

    Dubai迪拜世界最大音乐喷泉成最靓景观世界上最大的音乐喷泉Dubai Fountain成为迪拜购物中心的最靓景观。这个价值2.18亿美金的喷泉比美国的Bellagio喷泉大出了25%。每天从晚上6点到10点,每半小时表演一次,每次表演5分钟。

  14. Liquefaction hazard potential in north eastern united arab emirates

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    Al-Homoud, A.

    2003-04-01

    The United Arab Emirates is adjacent to the Iranian plateau characterized by very high density of active and recent faults. The Iranian plateau is one of the seismically active areas of the world and frequently suffers destructive and catastrophic earthquakes that cause heavy loss of human life and widespread damage. Therefore seismic risk in the North Eastern UAE (Sharjah and Dubai) is due to the neighboring very active Iranian seismotectonic province. As almost all foundation soils in the UAE are cohesionless material, which is clearly identified as recent fill deposits in major industrial and residential areas, and given the rapid on-shore infrastructure developments in the North Eastern UAE, and due to the lack of geo-hazards maps, it is considered vital to develop liquefaction hazard maps for these areas. The earthquake risk was brought to the attention of the public and the government upon the recent March 11, 2002 earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on Richter Scale that struck the northern emirates and caused slight damages. Initial seismic hazard assessment studies showed that Design Horizontal Peak Ground Accelerations (PGA) in Sharjah and Dubai with 90% probabilities of non-exceedence in 50 years is around 200 cm/sec^2. This study is concerned with the development of liquefaction hazard maps in North Eastern Emirates UAE Cities of Sharjah and Dubai. Liquefaction hazard potential for various soil deposits in these cities is evaluated for different Peak Ground Acceleation Values. Data from thorough geotechnical studies were evaluated. This include boreholes drilling (with SPT tests) and shear strength for representative sand samples taken from several boreholes and at different depths. Liquefaction hazard potential is evaluated at representative sites in the city of Dubai and Sharjah using the state of the art liquefaction potential evaluation methods (e.g. Seed's cyclic stress ratio approach). Results indicate clearly that the coastal areas have a high potential

  15. Otimização de técnicas de captura, manutenção e transporte de animais marinhos para fins ornamentais

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    Morais, Hugo Arantes de

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    A Flying Sharks é uma empresa portuguesa fundada em 2006, que se dedica ao meio marinho, exercendo atividades na área da captura de animais marinhos, consultoria, conservação e educação. A empresa desenvolve atividade nos quatro cantos do mundo, tendo já realizado entregas de pequenas e grandes dimensões em vários países, começando em Portugal e Espanha, alargando horizontes para países como Alemanha, Polónia, Turquia, Japão, Dubai, Estados Unidos, entre outros transportando-as por terra, ar ...

  16. Captura, manutenção e transporte de animais marinhos

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    Pinho, Rúben

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Aquacultura apresentada à ESTM - Escola Superior de Turismo e Tecnologia do Mar do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria A Flying Sharks é uma empresa portuguesa fundada em 2006, especializada em capturas e transporte de animais marinhos, consultoria, conservação e educação. Tem transportado animais marinhos de várias espécies, desde ovos de choco a grandes raias e tubarões para aquários públicos um pouco por todo o mundo. Desde o Japão, Estados Unidos, Turquia, Dubai,...

  17. JPRS Report, Near East and South Asia.

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    1989-01-12

    increase of dairy product in the Kingdom, a country with many disadvan- tages including hot temperatures and lack of grasslands. Among these reasons are...secretary of the Congress(I), in a statement said: "The basic inconsistency of Mr V.P. Singh’s character may prove very costly for our political...when it was shot down by the U.S. Navy on July 3. Flight 655 was en route to Dubai from Bandar Abbas. On Iran Air’s performance, Majidi said despite

  18. Fog Prediction for Road Traffic Safety in a Coastal Desert Region: Improvement of Nowcasting Skills by the Machine-Learning Approach

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    Bartoková, Ivana; Bott, Andreas; Bartok, Juraj; Gera, Martin

    2015-12-01

    A new model for nowcasting fog events in the coastal desert area of Dubai is presented, based on a machine-learning algorithm—decision-tree induction. In the investigated region high frequency observations from automatic weather stations were utilized as a database for the analysis of useful patterns. The induced decision trees yield for the first six forecasting hours increased prediction skill when compared to the coupled Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and the PAFOG fog model (Bartok et al., Boundary-Layer Meteorol 145:485-506, 2012). The decision tree results were further improved by integrating the output of the coupled numerical fog forecasting models in the training database of the decision tree. With this treatment, the statistical quality measures, i.e. the probability of detection, the false alarm ratio, and the Gilbert's skill score, achieved values of 0.88, 0.19, and 0.69, respectively. From these results we conclude that the best fog forecast in the Dubai region is obtained by applying for the first six forecast hours the newly-developed machine-learning algorithm, while for forecast times exceeding 6 h the coupled numerical models are the best choice.

  19. Studies on corrosion control of naphtha fractions in overhead condensing system using laboratory distillation device

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    Saxena, R.C.; Jayaraman, A.; Chauhan, R.K; Goyal, H.B. [Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun-248005 (India)

    2010-10-15

    Corrosion in the overhead condensing system of atmospheric distillation units is a common occurrence in petroleum refineries worldwide. These corrosion problems are influenced by the presence of three phases: vapours, liquid hydrocarbons and aqueous phase containing hydrochloric acid formed during distillation by decomposition of chloride salts of calcium and magnesium. Present studies highlight the corrosion control of naphtha fractions of Bombay High and Dubai crude oils in laboratory distillation device by chemical treatment using various corrosion inhibitors having different functional groups. These studies were carried out using two phase systems (aqueous-hydrocarbon) in the distillation device having facilities for monitoring the corrosion and temperatures in vapour condensing region and liquid condensate. Corrosion monitoring was carried out by potentiodynamic polarization technique and dissolved iron analysis using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICPAES). Experimental findings indicate that Dubai naphtha fraction is more corrosive in nature when compared to Bombay High naphtha. This observation can also be explained on the basis of characterization of both crude oils and their naphtha fractions. At normally recommended dosage level as in refinery overhead systems, water soluble corrosion inhibitors are more effective than hydrocarbon soluble ones in the vapour condensing region as well as in the liquid condensate of both naphtha fractions. (author)

  20. Using passive cooling strategies to improve thermal performance and reduce energy consumption of residential buildings in U.A.E. buildings

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    Hanan M. Taleb

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Passive design responds to local climate and site conditions in order to maximise the comfort and health of building users while minimising energy use. The key to designing a passive building is to take best advantage of the local climate. Passive cooling refers to any technologies or design features adopted to reduce the temperature of buildings without the need for power consumption. Consequently, the aim of this study is to test the usefulness of applying selected passive cooling strategies to improve thermal performance and to reduce energy consumption of residential buildings in hot arid climate settings, namely Dubai, United Arab Emirates. One case building was selected and eight passive cooling strategies were applied. Energy simulation software – namely IES – was used to assess the performance of the building. Solar shading performance was also assessed using Sun Cast Analysis, as a part of the IES software. Energy reduction was achieved due to both the harnessing of natural ventilation and the minimising of heat gain in line with applying good shading devices alongside the use of double glazing. Additionally, green roofing proved its potential by acting as an effective roof insulation. The study revealed several significant findings including that the total annual energy consumption of a residential building in Dubai may be reduced by up to 23.6% when a building uses passive cooling strategies.

  1. A xenodiagnostic method using Musca domestica for the diagnosis of gastric habronemosis and examining the anthelmintic efficacy of moxidectin.

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    Schuster, Rolf K; Sivakumar, Saritha

    2013-10-18

    Equine habronematidosis has a global distribution and is caused by three spirurid species, Habronema muscae, Habronema microstoma and Draschia megastoma. A case of cutaneous habronematidosis in a stallion in a stable in Dubai, UAE gave occasion to investigate the parasite situation on the farm. Patent H. muscae infections were diagnosed in 18 out of 49 horses in a stable in Dubai, UAE with a xenodiagnostic test using houseflies as indicator host. All horses in the stable were treated with a single dose of moxidectin administered orally as 2% gel in a dosage of 0.4 mg/kg body weight and the efficacy of this targeted treatment was studied. Habronema infection was terminated in all horses. A fly survey conducted at the farm prior and after treatment revealed two muscid species: Musca domestica and Stomoxys calcitrans. Only M. domestica caught at the farm showed a natural infection with Habronema larvae prior and shortly after anthelmintic treatment. Later, examination of flies caught at the farm in monthly intervals up to the end of observation (8 months after treatment) gave negative results. The absence of infection in the intermediate host was an indication of the eradication of stomach worms. The described xenodiagnostic test is a useful tool to diagnose H. muscae infections and can be used to evaluate the efficacy of nematocides in equines.

  2. Discrete cosine transform and hash functions toward implementing a (robust-fragile) watermarking scheme

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    Al-Mansoori, Saeed; Kunhu, Alavi

    2013-10-01

    This paper proposes a blind multi-watermarking scheme based on designing two back-to-back encoders. The first encoder is implemented to embed a robust watermark into remote sensing imagery by applying a Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) approach. Such watermark is used in many applications to protect the copyright of the image. However, the second encoder embeds a fragile watermark using `SHA-1' hash function. The purpose behind embedding a fragile watermark is to prove the authenticity of the image (i.e. tamper-proof). Thus, the proposed technique was developed as a result of new challenges with piracy of remote sensing imagery ownership. This led researchers to look for different means to secure the ownership of satellite imagery and prevent the illegal use of these resources. Therefore, Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) proposed utilizing existing data security concept by embedding a digital signature, "watermark", into DubaiSat-1 satellite imagery. In this study, DubaiSat-1 images with 2.5 meter resolution are used as a cover and a colored EIAST logo is used as a watermark. In order to evaluate the robustness of the proposed technique, a couple of attacks are applied such as JPEG compression, rotation and synchronization attacks. Furthermore, tampering attacks are applied to prove image authenticity.

  3. Emergence of influenza A (H1N1 PDM09 in the remote Islands of India - A molecular approach

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    N Muruganandam

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: A disease outbreak of A (H1N1 PDM09 was reported in Andaman and Nicobar islands in 2009 with an attack rate of 33.5% among settler population and 26.3% among the aboriginal Nicobarese tribe. During the ongoing outbreak of A (H1N1 PDM09 disease in different parts of the world, a subject working in Dubai city of Saudi Arabia, came to Port Blair, following which the pandemic triggered for the first time in these Islands. Materials and Methods: During the period August 2009 to January 2011, 30 confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1 PDM09 virus infection was detected. To understand the genetic relationship, the NA gene sequences of the viruses were phylogenetically analysed together along with the virus sequence isolated from other parts of the world. Result: Formation of multiple clusters were observed, with the sequences of Andaman Islands, mainland India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and few other counties clustering together. The sequence analysis data revealed that there was no specific mutation conferring resistance to oseltamivir among the Andaman A (H1N1 PDM09 virus isolates. The result of phylogenetic analysis have also revealed that the A (H1N1 PDM09 virus might have spread in these remote Islands of India via the subject from Saudi Arabia/Dubai. Conclusion: A (H1N1 PDM09 Influenza outbreak have highlighted the need to strengthen the region-specific pandemic preparedness plans and surveillance strategies.

  4. Grey swan tropical cyclones

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    Lin, Ning; Emanuel, Kerry

    2016-01-01

    We define `grey swan’ tropical cyclones as high-impact storms that would not be predicted based on history but may be foreseeable using physical knowledge together with historical data. Here we apply a climatological-hydrodynamic method to estimate grey swan tropical cyclone storm surge threat for three highly vulnerable coastal regions. We identify a potentially large risk in the Persian Gulf, where tropical cyclones have never been recorded, and larger-than-expected threats in Cairns, Australia, and Tampa, Florida. Grey swan tropical cyclones striking Tampa, Cairns and Dubai can generate storm surges of about 6 m, 5.7 m and 4 m, respectively, with estimated annual exceedance probabilities of about 1/10,000. With climate change, these probabilities can increase significantly over the twenty-first century (to 1/3,100-1/1,100 in the middle and 1/2,500-1/700 towards the end of the century for Tampa). Worse grey swan tropical cyclones, inducing surges exceeding 11 m in Tampa and 7 m in Dubai, are also revealed with non-negligible probabilities, especially towards the end of the century.

  5. Scarabaeus cristatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) as intermediate host of Physocephalus dromedarii (Nematoda: Spirocercidae)--a contribution to the epidemiology of camel physocephalidosis.

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    Schuster, Rolf K; Sivakumar, Saritha; Ismail, Akhmad A; Baumann, Maximilian P O

    2016-03-01

    In UAE, camel Physocephalus dromedarii was diagnosed for the first time in 2011 in dromedaries from a farm that previously had imported animals from foreign countries. The large scarab beetle, Scarabaeus cristatus, was found to be the major intermediate host for this parasite in Dubai. A total of 638 specimens of S. cristatus were collected and examined for the presence of third-stage larvae of nematode larvae at two sites in the Dubai Emirate (Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products and horse endurance training track) within a distance of 15 km. Third-stage larvae of P. dromedarii were detected in 94 and 97 % of beetles collected from the territory of the camel milk farm and the endurance training track, respectively. In addition to third-stage larvae, 264 beetles contained second-stage larvae. Only four beetles were infected with other than P. dromedarii larvae. The average larval burden in beetles from camel milk farm was significantly higher compared to those in beetles collected from the other site (1538 vs. 697). Comparison of larval burdens in juvenile and adult beetles collected at the camel milk farm showed a significantly higher intensity in adult specimens (501 vs. 1734) while in beetles found on the horse endurance track, larval burdens were comparable (548 vs. 858). The results suggest that S. cristatus become infected at the camel milk farm, and in search for other sources of food, they fly to places where they were found feeding on feces of other animals.

  6. The clinical utility of new combination phenylephrine/ketorolac injection in cataract surgery

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    Lawuyi LE

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Lola Elizabeth Lawuyi, Avinash Gurbaxani Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE Abstract: The maintenance of mydriasis throughout cataract extraction surgery and the control of ocular inflammation are crucial for successful surgical outcomes. The development of miosis during cataract surgery compromises the visualization of the surgical field and working space for surgeons. This may lead to complications that include posterior capsular tear and associated vitreous loss, longer surgical time, and postoperative inflammation. Postoperative inflammation is often uncomfortable and frustrating for patients. It causes pain, redness, and photophobia. This compromises the best-uncorrected vision following surgery and often leads to multiple clinic visits. This article examines the literature published on the current treatments used to manage mydriasis, pain, and inflammation in cataract extraction surgery. Combination phenylephrine/ketorolac injection offers an exciting new class of medication for use in cataract surgery. With the recent approval of Omidria™ (combination of phenylephrine 1% and ketorolac 0.3% by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA for intraocular use, we review the clinical utility of this new combination injection in cataract surgery. PubMed, MEDLINE, and conference proceedings were searched for the relevant literature using a combination of the following search terms: cataract extraction surgery, pupil dilation (mydriasis, miosis, phenylephrine, ketorolac, Omidria™, intracameral mydriatic. Relevant articles were reviewed and their references checked for further relevant literature. All abstracts were reviewed and full texts retrieved where available. Keywords: cataract extraction surgery, ketorolac, mydriasis, miosis, Omidria™, phenylephrine

  7. 伊朗南帕斯凝析油的经济性及加工方法%Economy and Processing Method of South Pars Condensate Oil in Iran

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    张芳华

    2016-01-01

    介绍了评价伊朗南帕斯凝析油的方法,认为与加工其他原油相比凝析油价格平衡点为迪拜原油基准价减0.38美元/桶,凝析油的价格低于迪拜原油价格0.38美元/桶,炼厂加工它就能获得较好的效益;目前情况下,凝析油的价格通常低于迪拜价格的2.5~3.5美元/桶,具有较好的经济性。同时介绍了利用常压装置的富余能力掺炼加工凝析油、新建凝析油加工单元加工凝析油以及改造闲置的常减压装置加工凝析油等3种方法。%The method for evaluating condensate oil of South Pars in Iran was introduced.It was concluded that the price equilibrium point of condensate oil is Dubai crude oil benchmark price minus 0.38 USD/barrel;and when the condensate oil price is more than 0.38 USD/barrel lower than Dubai crude oil benchmark price,the refineries processing it can get better results.As the current price of condensate oil is 2.5 to 3.5 USD/barrel lower than Dubai price,it has good economy.In addition,three methods for processing condensate oil were introduced,including blending processing with the surplus capacity of the atmospheric and vacuum distillation unit,with newly built condensate oil processing unit,and with the transformed idle and vacuum distillation unit.

  8. Early-switch/early-discharge opportunities for hospitalized patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated skin and soft tissue infections: proof of concept in the United Arab Emirates

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    Full Text Available Ashraf El Houfi,1 Nadeem Javed,2 Caitlyn T Solem,3 Cynthia Macahilig,4 Jennifer M Stephens,3 Nirvana Raghubir,5 Richard Chambers,6 Jim Z Li,7 Seema Haider81Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE; 2Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE; 3Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD, USA; 4Medical Data Analytics, Parsippany, NJ, USA; 5Pfizer, New York, NY, USA; 6Pfizer, Collegeville, PA, USA; 7Pfizer, La Jolla, CA, USA; 8Pfizer, Groton, CT, USAObjectives: To describe real-world treatment patterns and health care resource use and to estimate opportunities for early-switch (ES from intravenous (IV to oral (PO antibiotics and early-discharge (ED for patients hospitalized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections.Methods: This retrospective observational medical chart review study enrolled physicians from four UAE sites to collect data for 24 patients with documented MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections, hospitalized between July 2010 and June 2011, and discharged alive by July 2011. Data include clinical characteristics and outcomes, hospital length of stay (LOS, MRSA-targeted IV and PO antibiotic use, and ES and ED eligibility using literature-based and expert-validated criteria.Results: Five included patients (20.8% were switched from IV to PO antibiotics while being inpatients. Actual length of MRSA-active treatment was 10.8±7.0 days, with 9.8±6.6 days of IV therapy. Patients were hospitalized for a mean 13.9±9.3 days. The most frequent initial MRSA-active therapies used were vancomycin (37.5%, linezolid (16.7%, and clindamycin (16.7%. Eight patients were discharged with MRSA-active antibiotics, with linezolid prescribed most frequently (n=3; 37.5%. Fifteen patients (62.5% met ES criteria and potentially could have discontinued IV therapy 8.3±6.0 days sooner, and eight (33.3% met ED criteria and potentially could have been discharged 10.9±5.8 days earlier

  9. Comorbidities associated with COPD in the Middle East and North Africa region: association with severity and exacerbations

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    Full Text Available Bassam Mahboub,1 Ashraf Alzaabi,2 Mohammed Nizam Iqbal,3 Hocine Salhi,4 Aïcha Lahlou,5 Luqman Tariq,6 Abdelkader El Hasnaoui6 1Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, 2Respirology Division, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, 3Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 4Foxymed, Paris, France; 5MS Health, Rabat, Morocco, 6GlaxoSmithKline, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Objective: To assess the frequency of comorbidities in subjects with COPD and their association with respiratory symptom severity and COPD exacerbations.Materials and methods: This was an analysis of the BREATHE study, a cross-sectional survey of COPD conducted in the general population of eleven countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including Pakistan. The study population consisted of a sample of subjects with COPD for whom the presence of comorbidities was documented. Three questionnaires were used. The screening questionnaire identified subjects who fulfilled an epidemiological case definition of COPD and documented any potential comorbidities; the detailed COPD questionnaire collected data on respiratory symptoms, COPD exacerbations, and comorbidities associated with COPD; the COPD Assessment Test collected data on the impact of respiratory symptoms on well-being and daily life.Results: A total of 2,187 subjects were positively screened for COPD, of whom 1,392 completed the detailed COPD questionnaire. COPD subjects were more likely to report comorbidities (55.2% than subjects without COPD (39.1%, P<0.0001, most frequently cardiovascular diseases. In subjects who screened positively for COPD, the presence of comorbidities was significantly (P=0.03 associated with a COPD Assessment Test score ≥10 and with antecedents of COPD exacerbations in the previous 6 months (P=0.03.Conclusion: Comorbidities are frequent in COPD and associated with more severe respiratory symptoms

  10. The Global Financial Crisis and the Arab World

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    Brach, Juliane; Loewe, Markus

    2010-01-01

    Much has been written on the impact of the global financial crisis on Europe, Asia and the Americas but only little on the Arab states. This article makes an early attempt to take stock of recent developments in the Arab world and offers a systematic approach to disentangle the various inter...... been hit by the decline in energy prices, but most of them have also mastered the crisis well thanks to substantial financial reserves. The situation is more critical however for Dubai, Iraq and Yemen.......-linkages and effects of the crisis on the region. It argues that most Arab countries might be lucky and get off lightly, especially the energy-importing Arab countries which have proved not to be very vulnerable because they are only weakly integrated into global trade and capital markets. The energy exporters have...

  11. Idiopathic acute onset myelopathy in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cubs.

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    Walzer, Christian; Url, Angelika; Robert, Nadia; Kübber-Heiss, Anna; Nowotny, Norbert; Schmidt, Peter

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    Numerous cases of ataxia, hind limb paresis, and paralysis have occurred in cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) cubs over the past 10 yr within the European Endangered Species Program population, including 12 in mainland Europe, two in the British Isles, one in Namibia, and one in Dubai. The condition is the most important medical factor limiting European cheetah population growth. Eight cubs at the Salzburg Zoo, Austria, were affected. They demonstrated upper motor neuron lesions when alive and bilateral, symmetrical myelin degeneration of the spinal cord on necropsy. Ballooning of myelin sheaths surrounded mostly preserved axons, and no spheroids, characteristic of acute axonal degeneration, were found. Myelin loss markedly exceeded axonal degeneration. The syndrome's etiology is unclear, although viral, bacterial, parasitic, genetic, nutritional-metabolic, toxic, and physical causes have been considered.

  12. The Emirates Mars Mission Science Data Center

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    Craft, James; Hammadi, Omran Al; DeWolfe, Alexandria; Staley, Bryan; Schafer, Corey; Pankratz, Chris

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    The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), led by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is expected to arrive at Mars in January 2021. The EMM Science Data Center (SDC) is to be developed as a joint effort between MBRSC and the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). The EMM SDC is responsible for the production, management, distribution, and archiving of science data collected from the three instruments on board the Hope spacecraft. With the respective SDC teams on opposite sides of the world evolutionary techniques and cloud-based technologies are being utilized in the development of the EMM SDC. This presentation will provide a top down view of the EMM SDC, summarizing the cloud-based technologies being implemented in the design, as well as the tools, best practices, and lessons learned for software development and management in a geographically distributed team.

  13. Ensuring IT service continuity in the face of increasing threats.

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    Nair, Vishwanath

    2014-01-01

    How is IT service continuity related to business continuity management? Is it just a glorified disaster recovery procedure? Will IT service continuity help increase the assurance of IT services from the business owner to the customer? This paper is an attempt at answering these and many such questions. It is presented as a case study of IT service continuity management implementation at Emirates Group IT, Dubai. It takes the reader through the need for the process as felt by the business, through the learning acquired during implementation, to the practices deployed for managing the process on an ongoing basis. It provides a detailed view of the kind of pitfalls that could be encountered during implementation of the IT service continuity management process in a large-scale enterprise.

  14. 盖世理中国加速度

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    李静宇; 贾锦珠

    2008-01-01

    2008年6月10日,上海,迪拜世界集团(Dubai World)旗下的经济区世界(Economic Zones World简称EZW)宣布,收购沃尔玛旗下的全球可持续物流空间开发商盖世理(Gazeley)。通过收购盖世理,EZW进一步扩张了其国际市场的覆盖范围。盖世理不仅在欧洲获得了成功,有很好的运营能力,同时在中国、印度和墨西哥等新兴市场的势力范围也日渐增长。

  15. “迪拜世界”财政恶化拖累欧银股

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    迪拜的主权投资基金“迪拜世界”(Dubai World)财务状况恶化,未能偿还590亿美元的债务,当局要求债权银行提供六个月的暂缓还款期,以商讨债务重组。消息拖累欧洲的银行股下跌,汇丰控股,法国巴黎、巴克莱及德意志等多间银行股价11月26日跌2-4%。

  16. 迪拜债务危机对全球股市的影响分析

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    杨虹; 杨立生

    2009-01-01

    2009年11月26日迪拜政府宣布将重组其最大的企业实体迪拜世界(Dubai World).此外迪拜还宣布,将把迪拜世界的债务偿还暂停6个月.被很多学者喻为继雷曼兄弟破产的第二次金融动荡开始席卷全球,给国际金融市场制造了又一次大地震.本文从此次债务危机发生的背景出发分析其巨额债务危机产生的原因以及其对全球股市的宏现层面和微观层面的影响.

  17. Substance use disorders: Recent advances in treatment and models of care.

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    Abou-Saleh, Mohammed T

    2006-09-01

    Drug and alcohol misuse is a global health problem with great health economic costs to substance misusers, their families, and their communities. It is associated with high physical and psychiatric morbidity, and with high mortality. There are serious obstacles to its treatment, including the stigma associated with it. Major advances in assessment and treatment have enabled health professionals to tackle drug and alcohol problems in a variety of settings, including primary care setting. This overview focuses on recent advances in the treatment of substance use disorders and on optimal models of care and services, with reference to studies conducted in the United Arab Emirates. Community surveys in Dubai and Al-Ain have shown a high prevalence of these disorders. It is proposed that these problems be dealt with in primary care settings, and it has been found that primary health care workers have a key role to play and are often in an ideal position to coordinate the community's response.

  18. 基于持久-短暂模型对国际原油定价权的考察%Research on International Oil Pricing Power Based on Persistent-transitory Model

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    刘孝成; 周海川

    2016-01-01

    本文在梳理石油定价权历史变迁的基础上,通过持久-短暂模型考察第四个时期国际原油定价权的争夺。在三大基准原油价格组成的系统中,短期布伦特(Brent)原油价格的冲击影响巨大,长期美国西德克萨斯轻质原油(WTI )和迪拜原油价格在原油定价中占主导,且迪拜在布伦特原油价格定价中占主导。在中东,阿曼原油价格比迪拜原油价格主动权大。在亚洲,辛塔(Cinta)掌握原油定价权,米纳斯(Minas)原油定价权受到阿曼的影响大,杜里(Duri)原油价格在长短期均具有主动定价权。中国原油价格短期可以主导迪拜、布伦特和WTI原油价格波动,在长期只对米纳斯原油价格影响大,对其他价格难以产生大的影响,且在长期会受到布伦特和迪拜原油价格的影响。中国原油价格可以改变国际原油价格,要区分长短期看待,并强化对国际原油价格的长期影响,争夺定价权也需要采取不同策略。%Based on historical change of oil pricing power,the paper investigates the contention of international oil pricing power in the fourth period with persistent-transitory model.Among the three benchmark crude oil prices,the price of Brent crude oil has great influence on the international oil price in a short term;but in the long run,both Dubai and Brent crude oil price dominate the international oil price.In the Middle East,Oman crude oil price seizes the initiative more than Dubai crude oil price.In Asia,Cinta masters crude oil pricing.Minas crude oil price is influenced by Oman’s hugely.Duri crude oil prices have initiative pricing in both short and long term.China’s crude oil prices in the short term can dominate the fluctuation of Dubai crude oil price,Brent crude oil price in Europe and WTI crude oil price in North America,but in long term it can only influence Minas crude oil prices strongly.To the oil prices of other

  19. Postpartum mental illness: perspectives from an Arabian Gulf population.

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    Ghubash, Rafia; Eapen, Valsamma

    2009-08-01

    There is growing awareness of the importance of mental health issues in the perinatal period in Western societies, but very little information is available from Muslim and Arab countries. Qualitative information gathered using focus group discussions of women of childbearing age is presented along with additional information obtained from key informant interviews with grandmothers, husbands, and health care professionals in the United Arab Emirates. The participants were women attending a public sector clinic in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, and a private clinic in Dubai on a particular day. There were 19 women in the age range 17 to 46 years (M age = 29 yr.). The majority of the women who took part in the study did not recognize postnatal depression as a psychological issue but considered the problems a result of "evil eye" or "Jinn." The present findings suggest the need for initiating awareness programs among women and training of health professionals on the detection and management of postnatal depression.

  20. Genomics into Healthcare: the 5th Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference and 2013 Golden Helix Symposium.

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    Fortina, Paolo; Al Khaja, Najib; Al Ali, Mahmoud Taleb; Hamzeh, Abdul Rezzak; Nair, Pratibha; Innocenti, Federico; Patrinos, George P; Kricka, Larry J

    2014-05-01

    The joint 5th Pan Arab Human Genetics conference and 2013 Golden Helix Symposium, "Genomics into Healthcare" was coorganized by the Center for Arab Genomic Studies (http://www.cags.org.ae) in collaboration with the Golden Helix Foundation (http://www.goldenhelix.org) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 17 to 19 November, 2013. The meeting was attended by over 900 participants, doctors and biomedical students from over 50 countries and was organized into a series of nine themed sessions that covered cancer genomics and epigenetics, genomic and epigenetic studies, genomics of blood and metabolic disorders, cytogenetic diagnosis and molecular profiling, next-generation sequencing, consanguinity and hereditary diseases, clinical genomics, clinical applications of pharmacogenomics, and genomics in public health.

  1. Advances in Automation and Robotics, Vol 2

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    The international conference on Automation and Robotics-ICAR2011 is held during December 12-13, 2011 in Dubai, UAE. The conference is intended to bring together the researchers and engineers/technologists working in different aspects of intelligent control systems and optimization, robotics and automation, signal processing, sensors, systems modeling and control, industrial engineering, production and management. This part of proceedings includes 82 papers contributed by many researchers in relevant topic areas covered at ICAR2011 from various countries such as France, Japan, USA, Korea and China etc.  The session topics of this proceedings are signal processing and industrial engineering, production and management, which includes papers about signal reconstruction, mechanical sensors, real-time systems control system identification, change detection problems, business process modeling, production planning, scheduling and control, computer-based manufacturing technologies, systems modeling and simulation, fa...

  2. THE ROLES OF CLINICAL PHARMACY IN REDUCING MEDICATION ERRORS

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    Alsaraf Khulood Majid

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Potential activation of clinical pharmacist role is of great importance in reducing the medication errors which are a well- known problem in hospital. The medication errors could be prescribing errors, dispensing errors, and administering errors. In this study medication errors randomly were collected by clinical pharmacist and inpatient pharmacist from different wards at a Hospital in Dubai, UAE, from July to October 2011. The results showed that the highest percentage of medication errors was prescribing errors, followed by administering errors and then dispensing errors. Among prescribing errors, the results showed the highest percentage was stat errors, followed by pro re nata(PRN, then incomplete or unclear Rx and at the end antibiotic errors. The study shows that the clinical pharmacist play important role in reduction of medication errors evolving from pharmacist and nursing site, on the other hand, prescribing errors were reduced up to 23% with the medication review system.

  3. Forecasting volatility of crude oil markets

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    Kang, Sang Hoon [Department of Business Administration, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, 660-701 (Korea); Kang, Sang-Mok; Yoon, Seong-Min [Department of Economics, Pusan National University, Busan, 609-735 (Korea)

    2009-01-15

    This article investigates the efficacy of a volatility model for three crude oil markets - Brent, Dubai, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) - with regard to its ability to forecast and identify volatility stylized facts, in particular volatility persistence or long memory. In this context, we assess persistence in the volatility of the three crude oil prices using conditional volatility models. The CGARCH and FIGARCH models are better equipped to capture persistence than are the GARCH and IGARCH models. The CGARCH and FIGARCH models also provide superior performance in out-of-sample volatility forecasts. We conclude that the CGARCH and FIGARCH models are useful for modeling and forecasting persistence in the volatility of crude oil prices. (author)

  4. Solar cooling - Economical assessment and CO{sub 2} balance; Solar Cooling. Oekonomische Bewertung und CO{sub 2} Bilanzierung

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    Gantenbein, P.; Machein, T.; Frank, E.

    2010-07-01

    This short, illustrated final report discusses how thermally-driven sorption chiller systems can help meet future cooling needs in houses and workplaces. Increasing global temperatures are commented on and their influence on space heating and cooling is discussed. The modelling of a single-family home, an office building and an industrial building is described. Three cooling systems are taken into consideration: a single-stage LiBr-H{sub 2}O absorber machine using solar energy from vacuum-pipe collectors, a compressor refrigeration system with a heating function powered by photovoltaics and a compressor system run on mains electricity. The simulations were carried out for locations in three different climate zones, in Lugano, Switzerland, Athens, Greece and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The results are commented on.

  5. COINTEGRATION IN THE OIL MARKET AMONG REGIONAL BLENDS

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    Neil A. Wilmot

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The integration of crude oil spot prices, from different geographic regions is examined using the residual-based cointegration test of Gregory and Hansen (1996, which allows for endogenously determined structural breaks. While traditionally, the focus has been on three global benchmark crudes (WTI, Brent and Dubai Fateh, herein the relationship among secondary, regional blends (Edmonton Par, Western Canadian Select, Bonny Light and Mexican Maya is examined with implications for the ‘global pool’ hypothesis. Monthly data is examined, with particular emphasis placed on the Canadian perspective. The results indicate that the regional crudes, of similar and differing grades, are cointegrated with a structural break. Events with a direct impact on the crude market are linked to the structural breaks. Indirect impacts are attributed to events which appear to have affected crude oil prices via a decrease in demand, such as the economic uncertainty leading to and during the ‘Great Recession’.

  6. The benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis: results of a preliminary, structured 8-week program.

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    Badsha, Humeira; Chhabra, Vishwas; Leibman, Cathy; Mofti, Ayman; Kong, Kok Ooi

    2009-10-01

    The aim of this study was to measure the effects of a bi-weekly Raj yoga program on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity. Subjects were recruited from among RA patients in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by email invitations of the RA database. Demographic data, disease activity indices, health assessment questionnaire (HAQ), and quality of life (QOL) by SF-36 were documented at enrollment and after completion of 12 sessions of Raj yoga. A total of 47 patients were enrolled: 26 yoga and 21 controls. Baseline demographics were similar in both groups. Patients who underwent yoga had statistically significant improvements in DAS28 and HAQ, but not QOL. Our pilot study of 12 sessions of yoga for RA was able to demonstrate statistically significant improvements in RA disease parameters. We believe that a longer duration of treatment could result in more significant improvements.

  7. The status of serum vitamin D in the population of the United Arab Emirates.

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    Yammine, K; Al Adham, H

    2016-12-12

    Research exploring the status of serum vitamin D levels in the populations of countries bordering the Arabian Gulf shows a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency. These reports were usually drawn from small samples unlikely to be representative of the population. We explored serum vitamin D level in a large sample (7924) of patients who were given a blood test to check their vitamin D status on their first consultation at a day surgery hospital in Dubai. The overall mean level of 25(OH) D was ~ 20 ng/mL Deficiency was found among all age groups, in both sexes and in both local and non-local populations: overall 85.4% were vitamin D deficient, 12.5% showed insufficient serum vitamin D level, and only 2.1% had an appropriate level. In the multivariate model, serum vitamin D concentrations were positively correlated with male sex, local population and the 17-31 years age group.

  8. On the use of giant magnetostrictive materials in sonic transducers for liquid atomizers

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    Sheykholeslami, M.; Ghodsi, M.; Hojjat, Y.; Sadeghian, H.; Cinquemani, S.

    2016-04-01

    Liquid atomization has many applications such as car fuel injector, heat dissipation, coating, medical use, etc. The most common way in atomization is to exploit high frequency and high vibration amplitudes of piezoelectric devices. This paper investigates the effectiveness of a giant magnetostrictive transducer for atomizing liquids. Effect of vibration amplitudes on output parameters such as atomization size and output Dubai have been investigated so as the frequency response of the transducer when plunged into the water. Droplet size particles have been measured through high speed camera. Results show that using giant magnetostrictive transducer leads to uniformity that is considered a key factor in many applications. Results demonstrates that sonic transducers based on giant magnetostrictive material can be profitably used as liquid atomizers.

  9. The story of DB4GeO - A service-based geo-database architecture to support multi-dimensional data analysis and visualization

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    Breunig, Martin; Kuper, Paul V.; Butwilowski, Edgar; Thomsen, Andreas; Jahn, Markus; Dittrich, André; Al-Doori, Mulhim; Golovko, Darya; Menninghaus, Mathias

    2016-07-01

    Multi-dimensional data analysis and visualization need efficient data handling to archive original data, to reproduce results on large data sets, and to retrieve space and time partitions just in time. This article tells the story of more than twenty years research resulting in the development of DB4GeO, a web service-based geo-database architecture for geo-objects to support the data handling of 3D/4D geo-applications. Starting from the roots and lessons learned, the concepts and implementation of DB4GeO are described in detail. Furthermore, experiences and extensions to DB4GeO are presented. Finally, conclusions and an outlook on further research also considering 3D/4D geo-applications for DB4GeO in the context of Dubai 2020 are given.

  10. A Survey of Wall Climbing Robots: Recent Advances and Challenges

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    Shunsuke Nansai

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available In recent decades, skyscrapers, as represented by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, have been built due to the improvements of construction technologies. Even in such newfangled skyscrapers, the façades are generally cleaned by humans. Wall climbing robots, which are capable of climbing up vertical surfaces, ceilings and roofs, are expected to replace the manual workforce in façade cleaning works, which is both hazardous and laborious work. Such tasks require these robotic platforms to possess high levels of adaptability and flexibility. This paper presents a detailed review of wall climbing robots categorizing them into six distinct classes based on the adhesive mechanism that they use. This paper concludes by expanding beyond adhesive mechanisms by discussing a set of desirable design attributes of an ideal glass façade cleaning robot towards facilitating targeted future research with clear technical goals and well-defined design trade-off boundaries.

  11. Trichilemmal Cyst of the Penis in a Paediatric Patient

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    Samuel Madan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Paediatric penile cysts are uncommon. We report a five-year-old child with an asymptomatic progressively growing cyst on the ventral aspect of the penis after a hypospadias repair. The patient presented to the Cooper Health Clinic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March 2012. A complete excision of the cyst was performed. Histology results delineated a capsulated benign trichilemmal cyst. No recurrence or complications were reported in the 26 months following the excision. We recommend an early and complete excision of all penile cysts to prevent the risk of urethral obstruction, infection, inflammation and rare malignant changes. This is the first reported case of a penile trichilemmal cyst in a child.

  12. Acute Thrombocytopenia, Leucopenia, and Multiorgan Dysfunction: The First Case of SFTS Bunyavirus outside China?

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a 57-year-old man with acute thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and multiorgan dysfunction. Patient was from North Korea and was temporarily working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when he fell ill in March 2009. At the same time and unknown to us, many patients with similar clinical manifestations were admitted to hospitals in China. The Chinese cases—identified between March and July 2009—were recently reported to have been infected with a tick-born strain of bunyavirus, a new disease. The virus infection was documented in patients from central China and the region that shares the border with North Korea. The clinical manifestations, the time of disease onset, and geographical link of the patient with the region in which the disease is endemic suggest that the patient had SFTS bunyavirus infection.

  13. Etiologic Agents and Diseases Found Associated with Clinical Aspergillosis in Falcons

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to describe parasitological, microbiological, and pathological findings associated with the isolation of Aspergillus species in 94 clinically diseased captive falcons from Dubai. Concomitant agents and/or diseases were identified in 64 cases, causing either single (=36 or multiple coinfections (=28. Diagnoses found more often in association with aspergillosis were chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS (=29, Caryospora sp. (=16, Serratospiculum seurati infestation (=14, cestodiasis (=6, bumblefoot (=5, trematodosis due to Strigea falconispalumbi (=5, trichomoniasis (=4, Babesia shortti (=4, Mannheimia (Pastorella haemolytica (=4, interstitial hepatitis (=4, Escherichia coli (=3, and Clostridium perfringens enterotoxemia (=2. Compared with a control group of 2000 diseased falcons without evidence of aspergillosis, the prevalence of Babesia shortti, CFIDS, Mannheimia (Pastorella haemolytica, Escherichia coli, and falcon herpes virus infection was conspicuously higher in association with aspergillosis. These entities may be considered suitable candidates as predisposing factors for the mycosis.

  14. Advances in Automation and Robotics

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    The international conference on Automation and Robotics-ICAR2011 is held during December 12-13, 2011 in Dubai, UAE. The proceedings of ICAR2011 have been published by Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, which include 163 excellent papers selected from more than 400 submitted papers.   The conference is intended to bring together the researchers and engineers/technologists working in different aspects of intelligent control systems and optimization, robotics and automation, signal processing, sensors, systems modeling and control, industrial engineering, production and management.   This part of proceedings includes 81 papers contributed by many researchers in relevant topic areas covered at ICAR2011 from various countries such as France, Japan, USA, Korea and China etc.     Many papers introduced their advanced research work recently; some of them gave a new solution to problems in the field, with powerful evidence and detail demonstration. Others stated the application of their designed and...

  15. Evaluation of indoor environmental quality conditions in elementary schools׳ classrooms in the United Arab Emirates

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    Moshood Olawale Fadeyi

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available This study presents findings of indoor environmental quality (IEQ investigations conducted in elementary schools׳ classrooms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE. Average TVOC, CO2, O3, CO, and particle concentrations measured in the classrooms were 815 µg/m3, 1605 ppm, 0.05 ppm, 1.16 ppm, and 1730 µg/m3, respectively. Whereas, local authority known as Dubai Municipality recommended 300 µg/m3, 800 ppm, 0.06 ppm, 9 ppm, and 150–300 µg/m3 for TVOC, CO2, O3, CO, and particle, respectively. Dubai Municipality recommended temperature and relative humidity (RH levels of 22.5 °C to 25.5 °C and 30%–60%, respectively. Average temperature and RH levels measured in the classrooms were 24.5 °C and 40.4%, respectively. Average sound level in the classrooms was 24 dB greater than recommended sound level limit of 35 dB. Six (6 classrooms had average lux levels in the range of 400–800 lux. Two (2 classrooms had average lux levels in the range of 100–200 lux. The remaining classrooms had lux levels around the recommended 300 lux. High occupancy density was observed in majority of the studied classrooms. Observations during walkthrough investigations could be used to explain measured IEQ data. Poor IEQ conditions in the studied classrooms highlight the need for further research investigation to understand how poor classrooms׳ IEQ condition could influence students׳ health, comfort, attendance rate, and academic performance.

  16. Research on the Volatility Spillover Effects between Domestic and International Crude Oil Markets Based on the Extended DCC-MGARCH Model%我国原油价格与外国原油价格的波动溢出效应——基于DCC-MGARCH模型分析

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    王雪标; 周维利; 范庆珍

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we apply the four-dimensional (E)DCC-MGARCH(1,1) model to analyze the volatility spillover effects between the four crude oil markets, Brent, WTI, Dubai and Daq (China). The results show that there exist significant volatility spillover effects of Brent and WTI on Daq crude oil market and that the volatility spillover effect of WTI on Daq is stronger than the volatility spillover effect of WTI on Daq. The volatilities of WTI and Daq are temporary and the volatility of Brent is persistent. The study also shows that there exist significant volatility spillover effects of Daq on Dubai.%本文利用扩展的4维(E)DCC-MGARCH(1,1)模型,分析了四个原油市场(Brent、WTI、Dubai、China)之间的相互波动溢出效应。研究表明,Brent、WTI原油市场对我国市场均有显著的单向波动溢出效应,WTI原油市场比Brent原油市场对我国原油市场的波动溢出效应更明显。我国和美国原油市场波动都是暂时的,而Brent原油市场波动性是持久的。我国原油市场对Dubai原油市场有单向的波动溢出效应。结果还显示,Brent与WTI原油市场有双向波动溢出效应,Brent的波动溢出效应小于WTI波动溢出效应。

  17. Vegetation extraction from high-resolution satellite imagery using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)

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    AlShamsi, Meera R.

    2016-10-01

    Over the past years, there has been various urban development all over the UAE. Dubai is one of the cities that experienced rapid growth in both development and population. That growth can have a negative effect on the surrounding environment. Hence, there has been a necessity to protect the environment from these fast pace changes. One of the major impacts this growth can have is on vegetation. As technology is evolving day by day, there is a possibility to monitor changes that are happening on different areas in the world using satellite imagery. The data from these imageries can be utilized to identify vegetation in different areas of an image through a process called vegetation detection. Being able to detect and monitor vegetation is very beneficial for municipal planning and management, and environment authorities. Through this, analysts can monitor vegetation growth in various areas and analyze these changes. By utilizing satellite imagery with the necessary data, different types of vegetation can be studied and analyzed, such as parks, farms, and artificial grass in sports fields. In this paper, vegetation features are detected and extracted through SAFIY system (i.e. the Smart Application for Feature extraction and 3D modeling using high resolution satellite ImagerY) by using high-resolution satellite imagery from DubaiSat-2 and DEIMOS-2 satellites, which provide panchromatic images of 1m resolution and spectral bands (red, green, blue and near infrared) of 4m resolution. SAFIY system is a joint collaboration between MBRSC and DEIMOS Space UK. It uses image-processing algorithms to extract different features (roads, water, vegetation, and buildings) to generate vector maps data. The process to extract green areas (vegetation) utilize spectral information (such as, the red and near infrared bands) from the satellite images. These detected vegetation features will be extracted as vector data in SAFIY system and can be updated and edited by end-users, such as

  18. La Ley de Inversiones Extranjeras y Seguridad Nacional en Estados Unidos: opinión pública y formulación de la política exterior

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    Marcela Anzola

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available En el año 2007 Estados Unidos expidió la ley de inversiones extranjeras y seguridad nacional –Foreign Investment and National Security Act de 2007 (FINSA–. Mientras que desde el gobierno la ley se justificó con base en los nuevos enfoques de política de seguridad adoptados después de los atentados a las Torres Gemelas el 11 de septiembre del 2001, para algunos analistas esta ley fue adoptada como reacción a las críticas de la opinión pública a dos proyectos de inversiones extranjeras: la adquisición de una serie de puertos (P&O Steam Navigation Company por parte de una compañía de DubaiDubai Ports World (DPW–, y la propuesta de una compañía China de adquirir la Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL. Cualesquiera que sean las razones para justificar las medidas, lo que esta situación pone en evidencia es la dicotomía existente entre la formulación de la política y el imaginario que cada sociedad y cultura tiene respecto de la inversión extranjera. Este trabajo tiene por objeto analizar cuáles fueron los factores que influyeron en la expedición de la FINSA, con la finalidad de determinar hasta qué punto la opinión pública puede ejercer influencia en la formulación de la política y cuáles serían las posibles consecuencias.

  19. Abu Dhabi-Great Britain and the crisis over jurisdiction 1959-1960

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    Federico Velez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las demandas presentadas por el Jeque Shakhbout en 1959 para obtener la plena soberanía jurídica sobre el emirato de Abu Dhabi generaron una crisis diplomática plasmada en la correspondencia interna del gobierno Británico. Con sus demandas, el Jeque Shakhbout forzaba a la burocracia a cargo de los Estados de la Tregua – La Oficina de Asuntos Extranjeros en Londres, el representante del gobierno Británico en Bahreín, y los agente administrativos y políticos en Dubai y Abu Dhabi a reexaminar las bases legales de la presencia Británica en la zona y los límites éticos del sistema judicial impuesto sobre sus habitantes. La crisis va mas allá de una discusión sobre los poderes jurisdiccionales. La crisis nos ofrece una ventana a las contradicciones inherentes a la  presencia Británica en la zona, en el marco del movimiento nacionalista árabe y del desarrollo de la industria petrolera y la futura redefinición de la relación entre Abu Dhabi  y la Gran Bretaña.Palabras clave: Abu Dhabi, Gran Bretaña, colonialismo___________________________Abstract:Demands to the British government for supreme jurisdiction over his territory presented by the ruler of Abu Dhabi in 1959 created a diplomatic crisis captured in the internal correspondence of the British government. Sheikh Shakhbout forced the entire bureaucracy that was dealing with the Trucial States – the Foreign Office in London, the British Resident in Bahrain, and the Political and Administrative Agents in Abu Dhabi and Dubai – to reexamine the legality of their presence in the region and the ethical limits of the judicial system imposed on this land.The crisis went beyond the mere discussion over jurisdictional powers. It is also a window into the contradictions linked to the British presence in the region, within the framework of the nascent Arab Nationalist movement and the development of the oil industry . All of which will soon change the nature of the relationship between

  20. Genesis of avian influenza H9N2 in Bangladesh.

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    Shanmuganatham, Karthik; Feeroz, Mohammed M; Jones-Engel, Lisa; Walker, David; Alam, SMRabiul; Hasan, MKamrul; McKenzie, Pamela; Krauss, Scott; Webby, Richard J; Webster, Robert G

    2014-12-01

    Avian influenza subtype H9N2 is endemic in many bird species in Asia and the Middle East and has contributed to the genesis of H5N1, H7N9 and H10N8, which are potential pandemic threats. H9N2 viruses that have spread to Bangladesh have acquired multiple gene segments from highly pathogenic (HP) H7N3 viruses that are presumably in Pakistan and currently cocirculate with HP H5N1. However, the source and geographic origin of these H9N2 viruses are not clear. We characterized the complete genetic sequences of 37 Bangladeshi H9N2 viruses isolated in 2011-2013 and investigated their inter- and intrasubtypic genetic diversities by tracing their genesis in relationship to other H9N2 viruses isolated from neighboring countries. H9N2 viruses in Bangladesh are homogenous with several mammalian host-specific markers and are a new H9N2 sublineage wherein the hemagglutinin (HA) gene is derived from an Iranian H9N2 lineage (Mideast_B Iran), the neuraminidase (NA) and polymerase basic 2 (PB2) genes are from Dubai H9N2 (Mideast_C Dubai), and the non-structural protein (NS), nucleoprotein (NP), matrix protein (MP), polymerase acidic (PA) and polymerase basic 1 (PB1) genes are from HP H7N3 originating from Pakistan. Different H9N2 genotypes that were replaced in 2006 and 2009 by other reassortants have been detected in Bangladesh. Phylogenetic and molecular analyses suggest that the current genotype descended from the prototypical H9N2 lineage (G1), which circulated in poultry in China during the late 1990s and came to Bangladesh via the poultry trade within the Middle East, and that this genotype subsequently reassorted with H7N3 and H9N2 lineages from Pakistan and spread throughout India. Thus, continual surveillance of Bangladeshi HP H5N1, H7N3 and H9N2 is warranted to identify further evolution and adaptation to humans.

  1. Transcriptome Profiling of Two Asparagus Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) Cultivars Differing in Chilling Tolerance under Cold Stress

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    Tan, Huaqiang; Huang, Haitao; Tie, Manman; Tang, Yi; Lai, Yunsong; Li, Huanxiu

    2016-01-01

    Cowpea (V. unguiculata L. Walp.) is an important tropical grain legume. Asparagus bean (V. unguiculata ssp. sesquipedialis) is a distinctive subspecies of cowpea, which is considered one of the top ten Asian vegetables. It can be adapted to a wide range of environmental stimuli such as drought and heat. Nevertheless, it is an extremely cold-sensitive tropical species. Improvement of chilling tolerance in asparagus bean may significantly increase its production and prolong its supply. However, gene regulation and signaling pathways related to cold response in this crop remain unknown. Using Illumina sequencing technology, modification of global gene expression in response to chilling stress in two asparagus bean cultivars—“Dubai bean” and “Ningjiang-3”, which are tolerant and sensitive to chilling, respectively—were investigated. More than 1.8 million clean reads were obtained from each sample. After de novo assembly, 88,869 unigenes were finally generated with a mean length of 635 bp. Of these unigenes, 41,925 (47.18%) had functional annotations when aligned to public protein databases. Further, we identified 3,510 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in Dubai bean, including 2,103 up-regulated genes and 1,407 down-regulated genes. While in Ningjiang-3, we found 2,868 DEGs, 1,786 of which were increasing and the others were decreasing. 1,744 DEGs were commonly regulated in two cultivars, suggesting that some genes play fundamental roles in asparagus bean during cold stress. Functional classification of the DEGs in two cultivars using Mercator pipeline indicated that RNA, protein, signaling, stress and hormone metabolism were five major groups. In RNA group, analysis of TFs in DREB subfamily showed that ICE1-CBF3-COR cold responsive cascade may also exist in asparagus bean. Our study is the first to provide the transcriptome sequence resource for asparagus bean, which will accelerate breeding cold resistant asparagus bean varieties through genetic

  2. Transcriptome Profiling of Two Asparagus Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis Cultivars Differing in Chilling Tolerance under Cold Stress.

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    Full Text Available Cowpea (V. unguiculata L. Walp. is an important tropical grain legume. Asparagus bean (V. unguiculata ssp. sesquipedialis is a distinctive subspecies of cowpea, which is considered one of the top ten Asian vegetables. It can be adapted to a wide range of environmental stimuli such as drought and heat. Nevertheless, it is an extremely cold-sensitive tropical species. Improvement of chilling tolerance in asparagus bean may significantly increase its production and prolong its supply. However, gene regulation and signaling pathways related to cold response in this crop remain unknown. Using Illumina sequencing technology, modification of global gene expression in response to chilling stress in two asparagus bean cultivars-"Dubai bean" and "Ningjiang-3", which are tolerant and sensitive to chilling, respectively-were investigated. More than 1.8 million clean reads were obtained from each sample. After de novo assembly, 88,869 unigenes were finally generated with a mean length of 635 bp. Of these unigenes, 41,925 (47.18% had functional annotations when aligned to public protein databases. Further, we identified 3,510 differentially expressed genes (DEGs in Dubai bean, including 2,103 up-regulated genes and 1,407 down-regulated genes. While in Ningjiang-3, we found 2,868 DEGs, 1,786 of which were increasing and the others were decreasing. 1,744 DEGs were commonly regulated in two cultivars, suggesting that some genes play fundamental roles in asparagus bean during cold stress. Functional classification of the DEGs in two cultivars using Mercator pipeline indicated that RNA, protein, signaling, stress and hormone metabolism were five major groups. In RNA group, analysis of TFs in DREB subfamily showed that ICE1-CBF3-COR cold responsive cascade may also exist in asparagus bean. Our study is the first to provide the transcriptome sequence resource for asparagus bean, which will accelerate breeding cold resistant asparagus bean varieties through genetic

  3. Assessment of the Consistency among Precipitation Products over Arid Regions

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    Ghebreyesus, Dawit; Temimi, Marouane

    2016-04-01

    This study addresses the analysis of the consistency among global precipitation products over arid regions. First, precipitation products were examined against in situ observations from the UAE network. Then, the consistency among the different products was assessed regionally over the Arabian Peninsula and the Sahara Desert. Four distinct independently-derived precipitation products, namely, Global Precipitation Climate Center (GPCC), Willmott-Matsuura 2001 (WM), Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM), and CPC Morphing (CMORPH) were examined. Over the UAE, in situ monthly observations from 6 stations over a time period of 11 years, from 2000 to 2010 inclusive, were used. The correlation with in situ observations, Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), and Relative Bias (rBIAS) were calculated to evaluate the precipitation products. The lowest areal averaged RMSE over all stations, ranging from 3.82mm to 9.98mm, was obtained with the GPCC indicating a higher agreement with in situ observations. The average RMSE of GPCC over the country was 6.18mm. However, the highest areal averaged RMSE, ranging from 9.44 to 19.52mm, was obtained with the WM product with average of 13.57mm. The results showed an overestimation of the observed rainfall values across all products with overall average of 42%. CMORPH product was found to be the most inconsistent products spatially across the UAE with rBIAS ranging from -47% in Al Ain to 372% in Dubai. The correlation with in situ observations was found to be higher with GPCC product ranging from 0.8450 to 0.9494. TRMM was second with an average of 0.8413, ranging from 0.7098 to 0.9248. Furthermore, Mean Relative Difference (MRD) was calculated to investigate the precision among the precipitation products. CMORPH was found to be inconsistent spatially being the lowest estimator for four stations (Adu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah) whereas being the highest estimator for the rest two stations (Dubai and Fujairah). Generally, the

  4. Effects of vildagliptin relative to sulfonylureas in Muslim patients with type 2 diabetes fasting during Ramadan: influence of age and treatment with/without metformin in the VIRTUE study

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    Hassoun AAK

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Ahmed AK Hassoun,1 Md Faruque Pathan,2 Rita C Medlej,3,4 Monira Alarouj,5 Inass Shaltout,6 Manoj S Chawla,7 Ditte Knap,8 Julius A Vaz9 1Dubai Diabetes Centre, Dubai, UAE; 2Department of Endocrinology, BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 3Department of Endocrinology, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, 4Chronic Care Centre, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon; 5Dasman Diabetes Institute, Dasman, Kuwait; 6Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; 7Lina Diabetes Care Centre, Mumbai, India; 8Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland; 9Novartis Healthcare Private Limited, Hyderabad, India Background: VIRTUE was a prospective, observational study assessing the effectiveness and safety of vildagliptin vs sulfonylureas (SUs (both as monotherapy and in combination with metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who fasted during Ramadan. A post hoc analysis was carried out to assess the effect of treatment with/without metformin and age (<65 years or ≥65 years. Patients and methods: Patients were recruited from the Middle East and Asia. The primary end point was proportion of patients with one or more hypoglycemic event (HE during Ramadan. Secondary end points included change from baseline in glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c, body weight, and safety. Results: Overall, 684 patients received vildagliptin and 631 received SUs. Most patients received dual therapy with metformin (n=1,148 and were aged <65 years (n=1,189. A few patients experienced one or more HE with vildagliptin vs SU monotherapy (6.5% vs 14.5% and with vildagliptin + metformin vs SUs + metformin (5.3% vs 20.6%; the latter achieved statistical significance (P<0.001 in both age subgroups (<65 years: 5.5% vs 18.4%, P<0.001; ≥65 years: 2.8% vs 30.9%, P<0.001. Vildagliptin was associated with numerically greater HbA1c and body weight reductions vs SUs, regardless of the therapy type or age. A higher proportion of SU- vs vildagliptin-treated patients experienced adverse events

  5. Transcriptome Profiling of Two Asparagus Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) Cultivars Differing in Chilling Tolerance under Cold Stress.

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    Tan, Huaqiang; Huang, Haitao; Tie, Manman; Tang, Yi; Lai, Yunsong; Li, Huanxiu

    2016-01-01

    Cowpea (V. unguiculata L. Walp.) is an important tropical grain legume. Asparagus bean (V. unguiculata ssp. sesquipedialis) is a distinctive subspecies of cowpea, which is considered one of the top ten Asian vegetables. It can be adapted to a wide range of environmental stimuli such as drought and heat. Nevertheless, it is an extremely cold-sensitive tropical species. Improvement of chilling tolerance in asparagus bean may significantly increase its production and prolong its supply. However, gene regulation and signaling pathways related to cold response in this crop remain unknown. Using Illumina sequencing technology, modification of global gene expression in response to chilling stress in two asparagus bean cultivars-"Dubai bean" and "Ningjiang-3", which are tolerant and sensitive to chilling, respectively-were investigated. More than 1.8 million clean reads were obtained from each sample. After de novo assembly, 88,869 unigenes were finally generated with a mean length of 635 bp. Of these unigenes, 41,925 (47.18%) had functional annotations when aligned to public protein databases. Further, we identified 3,510 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in Dubai bean, including 2,103 up-regulated genes and 1,407 down-regulated genes. While in Ningjiang-3, we found 2,868 DEGs, 1,786 of which were increasing and the others were decreasing. 1,744 DEGs were commonly regulated in two cultivars, suggesting that some genes play fundamental roles in asparagus bean during cold stress. Functional classification of the DEGs in two cultivars using Mercator pipeline indicated that RNA, protein, signaling, stress and hormone metabolism were five major groups. In RNA group, analysis of TFs in DREB subfamily showed that ICE1-CBF3-COR cold responsive cascade may also exist in asparagus bean. Our study is the first to provide the transcriptome sequence resource for asparagus bean, which will accelerate breeding cold resistant asparagus bean varieties through genetic engineering, and

  6. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 Clade 2.3.2.1c virus in migratory birds, 2014-2015.

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    Bi, Yuhai; Chen, Jianjun; Zhang, Zhenjie; Li, Mingxin; Cai, Tianlong; Sharshov, Kirill; Susloparov, Ivan; Shestopalov, Alexander; Wong, Gary; He, Yubang; Xing, Zhi; Sun, Jianqing; Liu, Di; Liu, Yingxia; Liu, Lei; Liu, Wenjun; Lei, Fumin; Shi, Weifeng; Gao, George F

    2016-08-01

    A novel Clade 2.3.2.1c H5N1 reassortant virus caused several outbreaks in wild birds in some regions of China from late 2014 to 2015. Based on the genetic and phylogenetic analyses, the viruses possess a stable gene constellation with a Clade 2.3.2.1c HA, a H9N2-derived PB2 gene and the other six genes of Asian H5N1-origin. The Clade 2.3.2.1c H5N1 reassortants displayed a high genetic relationship to a human H5N1 strain (A/Alberta/01/2014). Further analysis showed that similar viruses have been circulating in wild birds in China, Russia, Dubai (Western Asia), Bulgaria and Romania (Europe), as well as domestic poultry in some regions of Africa. The affected areas include the Central Asian, East Asian-Australasian, West Asian-East African, and Black Sea/Mediterranean flyways. These results show that the novel Clade 2.3.2.1c reassortant viruses are circulating worldwide and may have gained a selective advantage in migratory birds, thus posing a serious threat to wild birds and potentially humans.

  7. Disseminated Rhodococcus equi infection in dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius).

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    Kinne, J; Madarame, H; Takai, S; Jose, S; Wernery, U

    2011-04-21

    Rhodococcus (R). equi, a recognized pathogen in horses, is emerging as a human opportunistic pathogen, especially in immunocompromized people. It affects also New World camelids, but there are no reports of R. equi infection in Old World camelids yet. Four cases of disseminated R. equi infection in adult breeding dromedaries occurred at one camel farm near Dubai within 16 months of each other. At necropsy the lungs were diffusely consolidated with large caseous areas. Histology revealed severe suppurative to necrotising pneumonia with multiple encapsulated abscesses. Immunohistochemistry enabled the detection of 15- to 17-kDa antigens (VapA) of R. equi in the lung sections. High numbers of R. equi were isolated from the lung lesions as well as from liver, spleen and mediastinal lymph nodes, indicative of septicaemia. The isolated strains were PCR-positive for the specific virulence plasmid (VapA-Gen) of R. equi, indicating virulent strains and containing an 85-kb type I plasmid. This is the first report of disseminated R. equi infection in Old World camelids. Since adult camels in general do not suffer from bacterial caused pneumonia (except tuberculosis), this is a new emerging disease for camels.

  8. Determination of Heavy Metals Concentration in Traditional Herbs Commonly Consumed in the United Arab Emirates

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    Rania Dghaim

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    Full Text Available Herbs are extensively consumed in the United Arab Emirates for their flavoring and medicinal properties. This study aimed at determining the concentration of heavy metals in selected traditional herbs consumed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE. A total of 81 samples of seven herbs, parsley (Petroselinum crispum, basil (Ocimum basilicum, sage (Salvia officinalis, oregano (Origanum vulgare, mint (Mentha spicata, thyme (Thymus vulgaris, and chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, were purchased from the local market in Dubai and analyzed for their cadmium, lead, copper, iron, and zinc contents. Microwave-assisted digestion was applied for the dissolution of the samples and heavy metals concentration was determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS. Metals were found to be present in varied concentrations in the herb samples. The concentration ranges were found as follows: less than 0.1–1.11 mg·kg−1 for cadmium, less than 1.0–23.52 mg·kg−1 for lead, 1.44–156.24 mg·kg−1 for copper, 12.65–146.67 mg·kg−1 for zinc, and 81.25–1101.22 mg·kg−1 for iron. The findings of the study suggest that most of the analyzed herbs contained unsafe levels of heavy metals that exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO permissible limits (PL.

  9. Molecular characterization of peste-des-petits ruminants virus (PPRV) isolated from an outbreak in the Indo-Bangladesh border of Tripura state of North-East India.

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    Muthuchelvan, Dhanavelu; De, Ankan; Debnath, Bikas; Choudhary, Dheeraj; Venkatesan, Gnanavel; Rajak, Kaushal Kishore; Sudhakar, Shashi Bhusan; Himadri, Divakar; Pandey, Awadh Bihari; Parida, Satya

    2014-12-05

    Peste-des-petits- ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious and devastating disease of goats and sheep. Although India is endemic for PPR, Tripura, a state in North East India has never been reported confirmed PPR outbreaks. Recently, an outbreak of PPR occurred in non-descript goats at the Sabroom town of Tripura state in North-East India in June, 2013. The causative agent, PPR virus (PPRV) was confirmed by sandwich ELISA, virus isolation and N gene based RT-PCR and sequencing. The sequence and phylogenetic analysis confirmed the involvement of lineage IV PPR virus in the outbreak. The outbreak viruses from Tripura state were clustered mainly with circulating viruses from Bangladesh, India, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Dubai and Kurdistan. However, the nucleotide sequence homology ranged from 99.2 to 99.6% with the PPR strains circulating in Bangladesh during 2011 and 2012 whereas 95.5-98% homology has been observed with the viruses from India and other countries. These findings suggest the transboundary circulation of PPR virus between India and Bangladesh border, which warrant immediate vaccination across the international border to create an immune belt.

  10. Review of present knowledge on machine milking and intensive milk production in dromedary camels and future challenges.

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    Nagy, Peter; Juhasz, Judit

    2016-06-01

    The camel dairy industry has gone through major development in the last decade. The world's first large-scale camel dairy farm was established 10 years ago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and since then, several commercial and scientific projects have been started, and more studies have been published demonstrating increasing interest in camel milk. The aims of this paper are to summarize relevant published data on factors influencing milk production under intensive management, compare those with our own observations obtained from Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products (EICMP), and highlight areas of research that are indispensable for further development. As in other species, the most important factors influencing milk yield are genetic and individual variation, age, parity, stage of lactation, nutrition, management, season, photoperiod, etc. However, the precise role of the various factors has not been thoroughly studied in camels and based on our understanding of the basic physiological processes, endocrine control is minimal. In addition, machine milking of dromedaries is still at early stage and requires research for improvement of the technology and defining factors affecting and improving milk ejection. The role of environment (like photoperiod, nutrition) should also be investigated as there is significant annual variation both in milk quantity and quality that might influence the processing characteristics of raw camel milk. The large pool of animals and thoroughly recorded data at EICMP provide an excellent opportunity for increasing milk production and improving milk quality using various methods, like feeding, management, reproduction, selection, and breeding.

  11. Application of 3D Spatio-Temporal Data Modeling, Management, and Analysis in DB4GEO

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    Kuper, P. V.; Breunig, M.; Al-Doori, M.; Thomsen, A.

    2016-10-01

    Many of todaýs world wide challenges such as climate change, water supply and transport systems in cities or movements of crowds need spatio-temporal data to be examined in detail. Thus the number of examinations in 3D space dealing with geospatial objects moving in space and time or even changing their shapes in time will rapidly increase in the future. Prominent spatio-temporal applications are subsurface reservoir modeling, water supply after seawater desalination and the development of transport systems in mega cities. All of these applications generate large spatio-temporal data sets. However, the modeling, management and analysis of 3D geo-objects with changing shape and attributes in time still is a challenge for geospatial database architectures. In this article we describe the application of concepts for the modeling, management and analysis of 2.5D and 3D spatial plus 1D temporal objects implemented in DB4GeO, our service-oriented geospatial database architecture. An example application with spatio-temporal data of a landfill, near the city of Osnabrück in Germany demonstrates the usage of the concepts. Finally, an outlook on our future research focusing on new applications with big data analysis in three spatial plus one temporal dimension in the United Arab Emirates, especially the Dubai area, is given.

  12. Priming of prosopis cineraria (L. druce and acacia tortilis (forssk seeds with fulvic acid extracted from compost to improve germination and seedling vigor

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    S. Gill

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Composting of waste plant materials and its use in agriculture and landscape sites is an environmental friendly way of reducing waste material and conserving the environment. In this perspectives a survey has been performed at the Dubai based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture to compost the plants based waste material (lawn cuttings-grass to compost. The material was inoculated with a consortium of microbes leading to form stable and mature compost with high organic matter (38%. In order to conduct seed germination tests, Fulvic acid was extracted from the compost. A pot experiment was conducted over a period of 30 days in the green house to study the effect of Fulvic acid on the seed germination, and plant growth of Prosopis cineraria (L. Druce (Ghaff and Acacia tortilis (Forssk. Hayne. Seeds of both trees were treated with Fulvic acid at 0.5% and 1% and water treatment was used as control. Generally seed germination and biomass were increased at both rates of fulvic acid. However, a pronounced increase was found in seed germination when fulvic acid was used at 1.0% (Prosopis cineraria 27%; Acacia tortilis 20% increase over control. Similarly biomass (shoot and root of A. tortilis and P. cineraria was increase 34% and 94% respectively.

  13. Energy solutions for sports facilities

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    Artuso, Paola; Santiangeli, Adriano [CIRPS: Inter-University Research Centre for Sustainable Development, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana, 18, Rome (Italy)

    2008-06-15

    The sports facilities are characterized by special energy needs different from any other user and they are characterized by high heat and electricity loads. For this reason, the aim of this work has been to propose a tool to provide a preliminary estimation of the power and energy required by the sports centres. In addition, the possibility to make the building self-energy sufficient has been considered, thanks to the exploitation of renewable energy sources (RES). The overall work has been performed following three steps: energy needs analysis; local RES availability analysis; energy balance of Sport Centres. Considering that each sport facility is characterized by different energy needs depending on the sport typology itself, the analysis started from the features established by the CONI (National Italian Olympic Committee) standardization. For calculations a program in LabVIEW has been developed to evaluate the energy requirements of the sports centre considering as inputs the sport halls, the playgrounds and the supporting rooms, the level of the sport activity (e.g. agonistic) and the climatic conditions of the area where the facilities are located. The locally available RES are evaluated in order to decide which one can be exploited to feed the Sport Centre. The proposed solution for the energy production refers to a combination of different and innovative technologies which involve, in particular, hydrogen technologies. The energy and costs analysis has been finally carried out for an application case in Dubai. (author)

  14. 强化城市环境综合整治 努力提高人居环境质量——中国南宁

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    2003-01-01

    Nanning is located in the under-developed area with various ethnic minorities in the south of China. Since 1995, Nanning has been undergoing comprehensive improvement in environment in order to bring total changes to the backward urban infrastructure and dirty and disordered urban appearance, as well as the unsatisfactory human settlements environment, especially serious environmental pollution. In the past years, Nanning has launched a movement aimed at planning and constructing the city itself a modern ecological garden city with characteristic and subtropical natures, making the city, at the same time, a new look and walk out a way of developing the economy by raising funds in multiple resources, enlarging investment, speeding infrastructure constructions. In the recent years, Nanning has successively won some awards such as “National Sanitary City”, “National Outstanding City in Environmental Comprehensive Improvement”,“National Garden City”,“National Outstanding Tourist City”. And it was also collected in the 2000 Dubai International Award for Best Practices in Improving the Living Environment as a good practice.

  15. PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF MAJOR AIRLINE COMPANIES IN UAE WITH REFERENCE TO PROFITABILITY, LIQUIDITY, EFFICIENCY, EMPLOYEE STRENGTH AND PRODUCTIVITY

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    Indrani Hazarika

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The demand for air transport has been consistently increasing in UAE and has made significant growth in the aviation sector in terms of expansion and modernization. Within Dubai’s services sector, transport ranks first accounting for 14.8% of Dubai’s GDP in 2014.As per the Economics Report commissioned by Emirates and Dubai Airports, aviation sector is expected to contribute $53.1 billion to Dubai’s economy, 37.5 per cent to its GDP and will support over 750,000 jobs by 2020. The present study makes a comparative analysis of the top airline companies in UAE – Emirate Airlines and Air Arabia in terms of profitability, liquidity, efficiency and also Etihad Airways on employee strength and productivity from 2010 to 2014.Dubai’s aviation sector is projected to support over 1,194,700 jobs by 2030 and the total economic impact on UAE is expected to increase to $88.1 billion. The financial performance indicators of Emirates Airlines and Air Arabia has been compared and further analyzed to see if there is any significant impact of the macroeconomic indicators on the financial performance of the airline companies. Companies can create wealth either by increasing profit per employee or by increasing the number of employees earning such profits, or both.

  16. Imported Expertise in World-class Knowledge Infrastructures: The Problematic Development of Knowledge Cities in the Gulf Region

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    Kosior, Adriana

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Due to the oil business, settlements in the Gulf Region developed into prosperous cities. But in the near future, oil is off. The plans of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC states bank on diversified and knowledge-intensive economies. Are those development plans realistic? What is the state of the art of knowledge institutions in the GCC countries? Applying the theoretical frameworks of Knowledge City and Science Indicators research, we empirically and theoretically studied the emerging Gulf cities Kuwait City (Kuwait, Manama (Bahrain, Doha (Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah (all UAE, and Muscat (Oman. Our methodological framework includes grounded theory, ethnographic field study, ServQual-like quantitative questionnaires and semi-standardized qualitative interviews conducted on-site with informed people, informetrics, and, finally, the use of official statistics. In particular, we describe and analyze the cities' knowledge infrastructures, their academics, and expenditure on R&D as input indicators; and publications as well as graduates as output indicators. A further crucial aspect of a knowledge society is the transition of graduates into knowledge-intensive public services and private companies.

  17. Multiple sclerosis in the Arabian Gulf countries: a consensus statement.

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    Bohlega, Saeed; Inshasi, Jihad; Al Tahan, Abdel Rahman; Madani, Abu Bakr; Qahtani, Hussien; Rieckmann, Peter

    2013-12-01

    The epidemiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) is rapidly changing in many parts of the world. Based on the Kurtzke classification, the Arabian Gulf Region is located in a low-risk zone for MS; however, recent studies suggest a moderate-to-high prevalence nearby (31-55 MS per 10,0000 individuals), with an increase in incidence in recent years. The relapsing-remitting disease course ratio is 2.5:1 versus the primary progressive type. In a geographic area that was previously associated with low prevalence; the recent high prevalence and fast rising incidence of MS in the gulf countries, encouraged the neurologists of this region to meet in a consensus panel, in order to share our latest findings in terms of MS epidemiology and consent on MS management in the Arabian Gulf. Therefore 20 key opinion leader neurologists and MS experts representing various countries of the Arabian Gulf have met in Dubai on the 2 and 3 February 2012, they shared their latest epidemiological findings, discussed recent MS aspects in the region, and consented on MS management relevantly to this geographic area.

  18. Tall Buildings and Elevators: A Review of Recent Technological Advances

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    Kheir Al-Kodmany

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Efficient vertical mobility is a critical component of tall building development and construction. This paper investigates recent advances in elevator technology and examines their impact on tall building development. It maps out, organizes, and collates complex and scattered information on multiple aspects of elevator design, and presents them in an accessible and non-technical discourse. Importantly, the paper contextualizes recent technological innovations by examining their implementations in recent major projects including One World Trade Center in New York; Shanghai Tower in Shanghai; Burj Khalifa in Dubai; Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and the green retrofit project of the Empire State Building in New York. Further, the paper discusses future vertical transportation models including a vertical subway concept, a space lift, and electromagnetic levitation technology. As these new technological advancements in elevator design empower architects to create new forms and shapes of large-scale, mixed-use developments, this paper concludes by highlighting the need for interdisciplinary research in incorporating elevators in skyscrapers.

  19. Arab Emirates: Middle East oasis of development; Emirados Arabes: o oasis do desenvolvimento no Oriente Medio

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    Souza, Ighor Botti de; Bravo, Rafaela Gomes [Centro Universitario Vila Velha (UVV), ES (Brazil). Curso de Relacoes Internacionais

    2008-07-01

    The referred article main focus is to illustrate a parameter between the United Arab Emirates development - from its oil historic (including its peek, in the 1970's decade) - and the country preoccupation with the economic diversification, considering that the petroleum natural deposits are finite. Even though they are one of the biggest petroleum holders in the world, the country governors are already worried about the economy's future. The government proposal consists in investing their exorbitant royalties, from the oil industry, in mega constructions and 'futuristic' innovations, mainly in Dubai. According to forecasts made by the division of active and investments management from the Saudi bank National Commercial Bank (in the beginning of the year of 2008) the United Arab Emirates might become the country with the most independence in the oil and gas industry between the Gulf Cooperation Council members and that about 70% of the country's GDP, gross domestic production, will come from the non-hydrocarbon sectors. This means that the United Arab Emirates can be considered as a good example in which refers to the regional economy diversification. (author)

  20. In Search of Atlantis: Underwater Tourism between Myth and Reality

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    Marxiano Melotti

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In post-modernity, the millenarian search for mythical sites has become a tourist attraction and the process of culturalization of consumption has created and is creating a new global heritage. Places already celebrated for leisure have been reinvented as mythical and archaeological sites. A good example is the Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. Here, Plato’s mythical Atlantis has inspired an underwater pseudo-archaeological reconstruction of a civilization that most likely had never existed. The myth-making force of the sea transforms the false ruins and affects how they are perceived. This is quite consistent with a tourism where authenticity has lost its traditional value and sensory gratifications have replaced it. A more recent Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and another one under construction in China show the vitality of this myth and the strength of the thematization of consumption. Other examples confirm this tendency in even more grotesque ways. At the core of this process there is the body: the tourist’s and the consumer’s body. The post-modernity has enhanced its use as tool and icon of consumption.