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Even at 101, she’s still got it all!

Meet Virginia Oliver who started trapping lobster off Maine’s rocky coast, when World War II was a distant event in the future, and women harvesting lobsters was a rare sighting. Almost a century later at age 101, she’s still doing it. The oldest lobster fisher in the state and perhaps the oldest one in the […]...Read More

Utilizing idled cabs to make a point!

Thailand taxi fleets are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they employ the roofs of cabs that went out of commission by the COVID19 crisis to serve as small vegetable plots. Drivers from two taxi cooperatives gathered the miniature gardens recently using black plastic garbage bags stretched across bamboo frames. The ultimate […]...Read More

Celebrating women with a sweet gesture!

Cadbury’s latest version of their 90s classic ‘cricket’ advertisement has gained quite a lot of attention recently. It’s a recreation of a Dairy Milk advertisement from the 1990s with women cricketers. It is perhaps a tiny yet meaningful initiative to recognize women athletes’ achievements and efforts. While the original that aired in 1993, showed a […]...Read More

It may be deserted, but everything still works!

While not lifeless yet, the old abandoned airport terminal at New Orleans Louis Armstrong International (MSY) still stands functional.  Just months before the COVID pandemic swept the world, New Orleans inaugurated its sparkling new $1.3 billion (AED4billion)  airport terminal, which speaks more to where the Crescent City, that was headed for the next 300 years […]...Read More

NASA early day visuals you must see!

In a recent publication featured in University of Florida Press’ new book, “Picturing the Space Shuttle: The Early Years” several rare NASA images have come to life. It chronicles the shuttle program from 1965 until 1982, ending just a year into the spacecraft’s operational life. NASA’s first space shuttle was meant to be called Constitution; […]...Read More

They’ve embarked on a special flight!

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an all-civilian brew has blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first mission to orbit the globe. A huge fireball lightened the sky as the rocket’s nine engines began to pull away from Earth on Wednesday. After about 12 minutes later, the Dragon capsule separated […]...Read More

SEHA services one click closer!

ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has announced the integration of the UAE PASS, with its Mobile App and Patient Portal, as part of the medical network’s continuous efforts to elevate the patient journey and ensure seamless access to SEHA platforms and services. This will now allow patients to use their UAE Pass […]...Read More

DEWA’s Expo 2020 pavilion ready to welcome visitors!

DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the construction of its pavilion in the Sustainability District of Expo 2020 Dubai, which aligns with development and innovation, as reflected in the exterior of its design, and features a decorative ribbed façade that mimics onward moving portals consistent with the company’s progressive initiatives. Saeed Mohammed […]...Read More

A rare feeding frenzy was spotted in Australia!

A “megapod” or a group of more than 100 humpback whales have been filmed surrounding a boat off the coast of Australia. It is believed to be an incredibly rare sighting as per experts.  The group of whales skirted the boat near Bermagui in the state of New South Wales, as they fed on a […]...Read More

12th World Chambers Congress to be hosted in Dubai!

DUBAI: Dubai is attracting innovative and pioneering initiatives from chambers of commerce from around the world as it prepares to host the World Chambers Competition 2021, taking place during the 12th World Chambers Congress (12WCC) on 23-25 of November 2021. The competition recognises and celebrates the achievements of these chambers while bringing their stories to […]...Read More

IPL 2021 Set to welcome fans back to the stadium,

The VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes with the five-time champions and current title holders Mumbai Indians taking on three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19.  This match will be a momentous occasion as IPL will welcome the fans back to the stadiums after a brief […]...Read More