“My Country’s Summer” organising committee briefed on various activities

WAM Sharjah: Dr. Habib Ghuloom al Attar, Vice-President of the Organizing Committee of the National Program “My Country’s Summer” which is organized by Ministry of Culture, Youth ‘&’ Community Development has affirmed that it is the prime responsibility of all participating entities and institutions to take care of the innovators who are the future of the country and should support the new generation in order to maintain the achievements of the wise leadership.

Dr Habib, who is also the general coordinator of the committee made these remarks during his tour of the Fujairah Culture Centre and other 55 centers nationwide.

He was briefed on participants, volunteers and supervisors’ opinions on the events as well as ways to develop them to achieve the strategic goals of ” My Country’s Summer” program. They also reviewed arts, cultural, sports and entertainment activities.

GCAA holds Safety Workshop with Emirates

WAM Dubai: In line with the General Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA) State Safety Program, GCAA and Emirates Airline Safety Workshop was held at Emirates Headquarter recently.

The workshop, which was well attended by members from both sides, is a part of GCAA’s safety initiative in support of State Safety Programme (SSP) implementation.

Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, mentioned that the UAE is among the leading states internationally in the active participation and implementation of State Safety Program. He added that UAE was appointed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to be part of an international group to promote the implementation of SSP.

Ismaeil Mohammed Al Balooshi, Executive Director, Aviation Safety Affairs Sector, in his opening address underlined the importance of SSP as an umbrella for managing aviation safety within UAE. He assured the audience that GCAA is fully committed to development of safety management system (SMS) across the industry.

He stressed the need for frequent engagement with industry which is essential for ensuring effective implementation of Safety Management System. He also emphasized that success of SSP will depend on the quality of SMS data integration with the stake holders.

The audience was briefed on the achievements made so far in the development of SSP as well as the importance of identifying hazards and reporting of hazards by the airline operators to the regulator.

Emirates Airlines Safety Group also presented their roles and tasks followed by their current practices with respect to procedures for identifying safety objectives.

Fujairah CP receives Ambassador of Belgium

WAM Fujairah: H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah this afternoon at his office in the Emiri Court, received Annick Van Kalstr, Ambassador of Belgium to the State who paid a courtesy call on him.

He welcomed the ambassador of Belgium stressing the distinguished UAE-Belgian relations and country’s’ keenness to boost and develop them.

The meeting dealt with issues of common concern between the two countries and ways to improve relations at all levels.

For her part, the Belgian Ambassador expressed her thanks to Fujairah Crown Prince for the warm welcome highlighting strong political, economic and social relations between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by Salem Al Zahmi, Director of the Office of His Highness the Crown Prince of Fujairah WAM/ES/AM

Arab Union for Voluntary Work to honour Juma Al Majid

WAM Sharjah: Chairman of Juma Al Majid Center for Culture and Heritage Juma Al Majid has affirmed the care given by UAE wise leadership for boosting and spreading the culture of voluntary work in the society.

The Emirates Voluntary Association has nominated Juma Al Majid to be honoured by the Arab Union for Voluntary Work for his voluntary activities.

Al Majid, on the occasion of 8th edition of Arab Union of Voluntary Work Conference which will be held in Cairo next Friday said that “My honouring is like honouring UAE during this prestigious gathering for the voluntary work where 18 Arab countries will participate in the event.”

Sharjah Ruler’s Court mourns Saud Bin Essam Al Qassimi

WAM Sharjah: The Court of H. H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah on Monday mourned the death of Sheikh Saud Bin Essam Al Qassimi who passed away early morning today.

The Court extended heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Sheikh Essam bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Office of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and the members of the family praying to Allah Almighty to grant the deceased a place in Paradise and bestow patience to his family.

AID POLICY: Accountability in Islam

DUBAI 04 July 2012 (IRIN) – The rights-based framework may only have been formally adopted by the international humanitarian and development community in the past decade; but the concept that people in need have a right to assistance has existed in the Muslim world since the birth of Islam.