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SeaWorld Dubai faces mounting opposition

Public opposition against a SeaWorld-branded aquatic theme park in Dubai has escalated in recent months, with a petition swelling to more than 32,000 signatures at the time of publication.US company SeaWorld...

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Posted by: HassanM Jul 31, 2015 1:46 AM [USA]

I have watched BlackFish and it is far from proof of anything. It worked to promote a narrative...not facts.

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Fuel price hike will not raise price of UAE goods - Ministry of Economy

Deregulating fuel prices in the UAE will have no adverse effect on the price of consumer goods, the Ministry of Economy has said.From August 1, UAE motorists will pay on average 24 percent more for petrol...

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Posted by: Doug Jul 31, 2015 1:47 AM [UAE]

Fair point on diesel ;)

Just wondering though, do we really need some sort of law enforcement on prices?

Say I'm BigBadCompany and I decide to raise the price of my widgets by 10% citing 'fuel costs', even though they haven't affected my operating costs.

Why can't I do that? Surely the market is self-correcting because then NotQuiteSoBadCompany will raise its prices by 9%. BBC will then think 'hang on, now everyone's buying from NQSBC because they're a bit cheaper. But we know our prices are artificially high. So we can drop them down to 5% more, beat NQSBC and STILL make more money'

And then NQSBC goes through the same thing until we're basically back to where we started, very quickly. That's the nice thing about free markets - they're self-correcting.

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Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Working in the press, journalists are used to a regular influx of stories that seem to defy logic and common sense. After all, that’s often the reason they make the news in the first place.But when the...

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Posted by: Matt Jul 30, 2015 7:40 PM [UAE]

It would be interesting to find out more about this proposal and who is backing it. Give us some more background please! Who is behind it? How many members of parliament? Has it been discussed in Parliament? Was it reported in the media and which ones? You need to give facts, dates, names.

So far it sounds like you are ranting about something that will never be discussed/passed. A lot of people are already misinformed about the EU and spreading (unfounded?) rumours doesn't help.

And by the way, clearly the restrictions you mention in Belgium, Italy and France (e.g. Eiffel tower at night) are not enforced.

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UAE petrol prices to rise by 24% from Saturday

Motorists discovered on Tuesday that they will have to pay on average more than 20 percent more for petrol in the UAE following a decision to deregulate gasoline and diesel prices and create a new pricing...

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Posted by: Red Snappa Jul 30, 2015 2:45 PM [Ireland]

This should slim down the massive engine 4WD and 'Muscle' car market, thank you for the carbon emission effect at least, although a 24% increase will not change the world given current oil prices, but if petrol prices float against oil prices on the rise then the 'bite' will be more significant.

Small fuel conscious cars will become the de facto standard northern emirates commuters, I imagine. Next move vehicle registration charges according to engine size and emissions level??

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New tailgating cameras to be operation in UAE on July 1

The UAE is to clampdown on drivers tailgating, with special new cameras to become operational from July 1, The National reported.According to the paper, motorists will have to keep at least five metres...

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Posted by: Faisal Jul 30, 2015 12:34 PM [UAE]

How can we report tailgaters......they suddenly appear from no ware and start to dipper you even when the roads are congested. What is the way to report it to the police or the authorities??? Any soft and easy way???
Where i am not convicted of reporting......

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How to dress for work and not look boring

We have good news for you: dressing for work does not have to be boring ANYMORE.The era of boring office wear is over. Today more than ever, we are surrounded by millions of options that would make for...

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Posted by: Doug Jul 30, 2015 8:57 AM [UAE]

Or alternatively, you could just try doing your job well and then no-one will really care whether your 'outfit' is boring or not. Most men seem to be able to turn up at work in a standard shirt and trousers without being judged on anything other than the standard of the work, why does it have to be different for women?

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Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83

Former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, considered the father of the country's missile programme, died on Monday in hospital at the age of 83, a doctor said.Popularly known as "Missile Man," Kalam...

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Posted by: Dr Merchant M S Jul 29, 2015 5:17 PM [India]

The world has to learn one thing from this great man of the century is humility.

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‘Saturated’ property market forces Dubai realtor to go bust

Dubai-based real estate agency S&K Estate Agents said a deteriorating property market in the emirate contributed to its decision to file for bankruptcy and be liquidated."Simply put, the revenue being...

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Posted by: Harry Jul 29, 2015 2:18 PM [UK]

Real estate Agents have to paint a rosy picture no matter what. They do not live in a real world. However sooner or later reality sinks in with over supply of flats. The current economic conditions have not been helpful either. Cost of living is going up without commensurate increase in salaries of employees.

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Qatar said to consider tougher penalties on drug dealing

Qatar is considering a crackdown on drug dealers who sell to adolescents, according to local press.The Gulf state wants to impose harsher punishments on dealers to curb drug use among school and college...

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Posted by: Khaled Jul 29, 2015 2:17 PM [Qatar]

Those drug dealers death carriers must be hanged publicly. It is a complete worldwide disaster, taking millions of lives and destroying millions of families. It is a highway to ruin everything. I had a terrible experience of struggle against the dependence of the close family member. Nowhere in the world there is no an adequate method of addiction treatment. We even risked to go to Kyrgyzstan to receive a treatment, where we eventually got an adequate treatment.

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ADNOC says deregulation profits will fund 125 new service stations

The distribution arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday that it plans to open more than 100 new fuel stations using the profits accrued from the deregulation of prices which starts...

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Posted by: Mosa Jul 29, 2015 11:38 AM [UAE]

I have a 1.8 Litre 4-Cylinder vehicle, my full tank is 45 litres, I refuel 8 times a month.

Considering the Dhs 0.42 increase in the price of SPECIAL fuel, I will be paying Dhs 151.20 more every month, and around Dhs 1,800 per year.

This is not 'slight'.

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