Mayor of Victoria visits varsity

SHARJAH — John Landy, Mayor of Victoria State of Australia, visited the Sharjah University campus. Accompanying him were Jeremy Broyer, the Australian Ambassador to the UAE, and an Australian delegation.

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Published: Fri 23 Sep 2005, 12:17 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:21 PM

Landy is in the UAE as a guest of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. He was received at the Sharjah University and its hostel by Dr Winfrid Thompson, Director of the American University, Dr Salem Jarwan Al Naqby, Director of Sharjah Academy for Police Sciences, Dr Mohammad Ismail, Director for Administrative and Financial Affairs, and deans of the faculties.

Creativity

DUBAI — The Shaikha Latifa bint Mohammed Award for child creativity has contributed in increasing the competitive spirit in children while encouraging and motivating them to devote themselves to the activities they perform.

Amina Dabous, Executive Director of the Award, said the award has contributed in widening the scope of knowledge of children while enhancing their skills and talents. She urged parents to offer their children a good environment at home for them to excel in their studies and urged students never to postpone their studies for the next day. "Apart from studying, children should be given enough time to indulge in hobbies that will explore their hidden potential and abilities," she stated.

Sudan team

DUBAI — Major-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, received a delegation from the Sudan Ministry of Interior led by General Mohammed Osama Mahjoub who participated in the concept of community policing.

The meeting discussed mutual cooperation between the UAE and Sudan and the exchange of experiments carried out in this field. The delegation toured different police departments including the police operations room and e-systems.

Policing meet

DUBAI — A symposium on the "concept of community policing” organised by the Dubai Police Academy drew to an end on Tuesday with participants recommending the setting up of public non-governmental national committees to coordinate and formulate plans to prevent crimes and opening doors for voluntary work through the educational, cultural and media organisations.

The particpants called on Arab countries to introduce security as a part of the school curriculum to enable the public to fight crimes and spread awareness about the concepts of community policing.

New drug

DUBAI — UAE doctors have okayed the decision by the US Food and Drug Administration to approve a new treatment for high blood pressure.

The treatment, called Diovan, can also be used to treat high-risk patients who have just suffered a heart attack.

This is the first time that a drug has been approved to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and high-risk heart attack survivors. According to the World Health Organisation, around 2,235 people died from heart disease in the UAE in 2002.


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