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Day: January 1, 2019

‫الإمارات تستقطب أنظار العالم مع احتفالات “إعمار” بالعام الجديد 2019 في “وسط مدينة دبي”

Press Release
دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 1 يناير، 2019 بي آر نيوزواير / —  في حدث غير مسبوق تضمّن عروضاً مذهلة للألعاب النارية والليزر من “برج خليفة” و”نافورة دبي”، نجحت “إعمار” مجدداً في جذب أنظار العالم بأسره خلال احتفالات العام الجديد 2019 في “وسط مدينة دبي”. واستقطب الحدث أكثر من مليون زائر إلى “وسط مدينة دبي”، وكانت التحية الموجهة إلى ذكرى الأب المؤسس الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان، طيّب الله ثراه، من أبرز ملامح الحفل، اختتاماً لعام زايد الذي احتفلت فيه دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة بالذكرى المئوية لمولد مؤسس الدولة. وبدورها حققت الحملات التي أطلقتها “إعمار” لاحتفالات العام الجديد 2019 على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي تفاعلاً كبيراً من أكثر من مليار مستخدم، مدفوعة بالشراكة مع “تيك توك”، الرائدة عالمياً في مجال ا

The UAE mesmerises the world with Emaar’s spectacular New Year’s Eve Gala 2019 in Downtown Dubai

Press Release
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — With a never-before-seen spectacle of fireworks and laser displays on the iconic Burj Khalifa, Emaar mesmerised the world with its New Year’s Eve Gala in Dubai to usher in 2019. The event welcomed over a million revellers in Downtown Dubai, Emaar’s flagship mega-development. A highlight was the special tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, whose birth centennial was observed in 2018 as the ‘Year of Zayed’. The show’s social media campaigns reached over a billion users, complemented by Emaar’s partnership with TikTok. Emaar NYE 2019 was one of the world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve celebrations telecast live globally and live-stre

WGVS: World’s Greatest Videos announces $1,000,000 USD* grand prize for 2019

Press Release
Global community members upload, vote on, follow and share videos; compete for 6,500+ annual prizes SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – New Year’s Eve celebrations are always memorable; however, this year’s celebration will prove momentous for WGVS: World’s Greatest Videos ™. After all, many are predicting WGVS will be the next internet company to experience worldwide, explosive growth. WGVS marks the first time a company has combined video-sharing, social media engagement and a big prize game show contest in one technology platform. And as if that were not enough to get everyone’s attention, the addition of a $1,000,000 USD* yearly grand prize certainly will. This global, viral video site has an app-driven countdown and continually running weekly, monthly and yearly contests. By providing major and mino

Concert Asks Composers to Create Works About War, Intolerance

Business
The works of 32 composers from countries affected by war and other conflicts will be featured in a concert Jan. 24 at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland � a suburb of Washington, D.C.Award-winning Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss curated the concert, "32 Bright Clouds," which she said was inspired by 32 sonatas by famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven.She asked the 32 composers to write new piano pieces, inspired by one of the sonatas, that reflect on a key event or figure from their respective countries.The countries showcased include Ghana, Syria, Bhutan, the Philippines, Iran, Venezuela, Turkey, Jordan and Indonesia.Indonesian pianist Ananda Sukarlan wrote a composition about religious intolerance based on the guilty verdict against former Jakarta Governor Basuk

Concert Asks Composers to Create Works About War, Intolerance

Business
The works of 32 composers from countries affected by war and other conflicts will be featured in a concert Jan. 24 at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland � a suburb of Washington, D.C.Award-winning Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss curated the concert, "32 Bright Clouds," which she said was inspired by 32 sonatas by famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven.She asked the 32 composers to write new piano pieces, inspired by one of the sonatas, that reflect on a key event or figure from their respective countries.The countries showcased include Ghana, Syria, Bhutan, the Philippines, Iran, Venezuela, Turkey, Jordan and Indonesia.Indonesian pianist Ananda Sukarlan wrote a composition about religious intolerance based on the guilty verdict against former Jakarta Governor Basuk

Pompeo Says Cooperation with Israel Over Syria, Iran to Continue

Education
BRASILIA, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the United States would continue to cooperate with Israel over Syria and in countering Iran in the Middle East, even as President Donald Trump plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he met with Pompeo in the Brazilian capital that he planned to discuss how to intensify intelligence and operations cooperation in Syria and elsewhere to block Iranian "aggression."In his first public comments on Trump's decision, Pompeo said it "in no way changes anything that this administration is working on alongside Israel.""The counter-ISIS campaign continues, our efforts to counter Iranian aggression continue and our commitment to Middle East stability and the protection of Israel continues...

KSrelief Distributes 52 tons of Food Baskets in Lahij Governorate, Yemen

Medical
Lahij, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) distributed yesterday 52 tons of food baskets to 4200 displaced and affected people in a number of Lahij Governorate's directorates, Yemen.This aid comes within the framework of many projects being implemented by the Center to support the Yemeni people in all Yemeni regions, which have reached 301 projects.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Police In Babylon Arrested A Wanted Man

Sports
Hilla, A police force of Babylon arrested an armed man wanted for several murders in Diyala province while trying to enter Babylon.A police source in Babylon told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that police arrested on Monday evening a gunman wanted in Diyala province for several crimes while trying to enter Babylon at a checkpoint. "The police have referred him to the investigation," he added.Source: National Iraqi News Agency

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Lebanon announce 23man final squad for the tournament

Sports
Lebanon have announced their 23-member final squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 which is to begin in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 5. The team will be captained by 31-year-old Nejmeh striker Hassan Maatouk and is coached by Montenegrin coach Miodrag Radulovic. The Cedars are pooled with Qatar, DPR Korea and Saudi Arabia in Group E of the Asian Cup. They will open their campaign against Qatar at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 9 before facing Saudi Arabia at the Rashid Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai on January 12. Their final group match will be against North Korea at the Al-Sharjah Stadium. It is worth mentionning that Lebanon returned to the Asian Cup after a gap of 19 years in what would be their second appearance in the continent's biggest international footba...

A Soldier Killed, Another Wounded In Attack Launched By Daesh South Of Baquba

Politics
BAQUBA, One soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack launched by Daesh terrorists on a security point south of Baquba.A local source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "militants of Daesh organization launched, in late hour last night, an attack targeted a security point stationed in the vicinity of the village of Rashed south of Boherz south of Baquba, killing one soldier and wounding another.He added that a reinforcement military force had arrived in the area and started a search operation for terrorists.Source: National Iraqi News Agency