UAE Rulers to Perform Eid Al Adha prayers on Friday Morning

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will perform the Eid Al Adha prayer on Friday at the Sheikh Rashid Mosque in Zabeel.

Following the prayer, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid will receive well-wishers at the Zabeel Grand Majlis.

In Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, will perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Sheikh Mohamed will receive Eid well-wishers at the Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi of Sharjah, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi of Fujairah, Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla of Umm Al Qaiwain, and His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah, will perform the Eid prayers and receive well-wishers in their respective emirates.

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UAE Residents gear up to Celebrate Eid

Fireworks began on Thursday night at JBR in Dubai, and will continue tonight (Friday) at Dubai Festival City and Al Qasba in Sharjah.

UAE residents – expats and Emiratis, Muslim and non-Muslims alike – are taking advantage of the Eid Al Adha holiday period to celebrate at a dizzying array of events across the country.
Many families are headed to malls to take part in activities, such as the Happy Box Workshops for kids at Dubai Mall, in which young children can make their own Eid greeting cards to share with family and friends, as well as traditional Eid Al Adha storytelling.

Then there’s La Perle – Dubai’s first permanent aqua-based show at Al Habtoor City — where 65 world class artistes will perform aquatic and aerial feats.

Last but not least, fireworks began on Thursday night at JBR in Dubai, and will continue tonight (Friday) at Dubai Festival City and Al Qasba in Sharjah.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Pardons 543 prisoners ahead of Eid Al Adha

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has ordered the release of 543 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Eid Al Adha.

Attorney General of Dubai His Excellency Chancellor Essam Issa Al Humaidan said that His Highness’s order to pardon the prisoners will bring happiness to their families, help the pardoned individuals get a fresh start in life and support them in reintegrating into the community.

Al Humaidan said that the order will have a positive impact on the community, as it will give the pardoned prisoners a chance to rejoin their families and friends and begin a new chapter in their lives.

The Attorney General also said that the public prosecution has commenced the legal procedures to implement Sheikh Mohammed’s order.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams Recounts Horrific Incident Leading to the loss of his Fingers

Archbishop Nicolas Duncan Williams has finally recounted the true events leading to the loss of some of his fingers after many people had made their own speculations about the incident in the past.

Speaking in an interview with ace broadcaster Bola Ray on Starr Chat, the Man of God indicated that he lost his finger in somewhat horrific circumstances. In recounting the incident, Archbishop Nicolas Duncan Williams revealed that he had a ‘rough’ time growing up. He said his quest to be successful at an early age in his life forced him to visit many shrines.

He indicated that he used to hear a lot of voices which he believed were a contention of the forces of ‘light and darkness’. He said that on that fateful night on which he lost his fingers, he heard some voices in his head. He continued to say that the voices instructed him to light a candle and hold his fingers in the flame.

The Man of God said that he obliged to the voice of the spirit thinking it was one of the sacrifices required to see him become successful. When his fingers turned into ashes and the pain became unbearable, he screamed out alerting his siblings who rushed to the scene and took him to the hospital for medical assistance.

He was on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for months after the ‘ordeal’. The action led to the loss of his fingers. He indicated that he had a change of heart and received an encounter with God on his hospital bed in hospital.

Who won Mayweather vs McGregor fight: The result from Las Vegas last night

Floyd Mayweather won for the 50th time in his decorated career when the fantasy fight with Conor McGregor proved a mismatch and he stopped the Irishman in 10 rounds in Las Vegas.

The American has long vowed this would be his final fight, but even at the age of 40 and after almost two years of inactivity he showed few signs of decline in outclassing McGregor, who at the T-Mobile Arena was making his professional debut.

As had always appeared almost certain to be the case when interest in a match-up between the highest-profile figures from boxing and the UFC began building over a year ago, McGregor simply proved levels below perhaps the finest fighter of the modern era.

He remained game and began with confidence, but as with Mayweather’s opponents in his other 49 fights, swiftly learnt his skills were hugely inadequate as he became the first fighter to be stopped by him since Victor Ortiz in 2011.

McGregor’s greatest chance of success came in using his superior size and weight – he was 3.5lbs heavier at Friday’s weigh-in and bigger still in the ring – to smother Mayweather, set a high pace and deny him the time and space with which he excels.

A potential awkwardness at not having boxed professionally could also have threatened the American’s ability to read and time him as quickly as he had so many others, but that never proved the case and by the fourth he was taking control.

Beyond a reasonable left uppercut in the opening round as Mayweather chose to analyse his unusual opponent – who repeatedly switched his stance – the punches he threw proved how unsuited he is to boxing at this level and how the two should never have shared a ring.

A recurring theme throughout the fight began in the second, when referee Robert Byrd had to warn McGregor for punching behind the head. Mayweather’s defence nullified any potential sting in the Irishman’s punches and then responded with two sharp right hands of his own.

McGregor’s renewed aggression at the start of the fourth was swiftly turned against him as Mayweather began to read him, landing another big right on the counter after ensuring another remained out of range.

Thereafter, uncharacteristically he turned aggressor, attempting to walk his opponent down in a way he last regularly did while fighting at a far lighter weight.

In a farcical sixth-round moment Mayweather was turned and McGregor again went without punishment for punching behind the head, but by its conclusion he was showing significant signs of fatigue and unravelling amid numerous further right hands.

Any respect the American may have had for his opponent’s threat disappeared at the same rate McGregor tired, his sense of distance ensuring the biggest question became how long the 29-year-old would survive.

A low blow in the ninth on Mayweather also went unpunished, but he then similarly took advantage of McGregor’s lack of form to continue landing with the jab and right to leave him desperately clinging on.

The inevitable conclusion followed in the 10th when, with the stumbling McGregor unable to avoid Mayweather’s sharp accurate right hands, Byrd finally showed some conviction to rescue the resilient Irishman and wave the action over after one minute and five seconds.

With victory, Mayweather’s record surpassed that of the great Rocky Marciano by improving to 50-0.

He has earned so much money that, particularly with the minimum £78million he is reportedly guaranteed from defeating McGregor, he should never need to fight again.

McGregor’s minimum reported purse of £23million also represents his biggest day, but even despite this one-sided defeat his popularity within UFC means he can swiftly fight within it again.

How the judges scored it

Judge: Dave Moretti

Round 1: Mayweather 9 McGregor 10; R2 9-10; R3 9-10; R4 10-9; R5 10-9; R6 10-9; R7 10-9; R8 10-9; R9 10-8; Total 87-83

Judge: Burt Clements

Round 1: Mayweather 9 McGregor 10; R2 10-9; R3 10-9; R4 10-9; R5 10-9; R6 10-9; R7 10-9; R8 10-9; R9 10-9; Total 89-82

Judge: Guido Cavalleri

Round 1: Mayweather 9 McGregor 10; R2 10-9; R3 10-9; R4 10-9; R5 10-9; R6 10-9; R7 10-9; R8 10-9; R9 10-8; Total 89-81

September 1 Declared Public Holiday

The minister for interior has declared Friday, September 1 a statutory public holiday as Muslims across the world celebrate the Eid-ul Adha feast.

This celebration is expected to see thousands of Muslims converge on the Independence Square to pray and thank Allah for the chance to feast and make merry with family and friends.

It comes on the backdrop of the Hajj pilgrimage which has seen hundreds of Ghanaian pilgrims flown to Mecca for the one in a lifetime spiritual experience.

So far, government has described this years pilgrimage as a general success despite technical hitches with the planes which saw some at the Tamale Airport stranded and soaked in the rains. Meanwhile, all Ghanaians are being entreated by government to observe the day as a public holiday in order to bring out the beauty of the celebrations.

Eid Al Adha holiday for Private Sector Announced

All private sector employees in the UAE will have three-day paid holidays starting on Thursday, 31st August until Saturday, 2nd September, on account of Eid Al Adha, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.

The announcement was made in a Ministerial Circular issued by Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, pursuant to the provisions of Article 74 of Federal Law No. 08 for the year 1980 regarding the regulation of labour relations, as amended, which stipulates that the Eid Al Adha holiday shall be three days.

On the occasion, the Mr. Ghobash greeted President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE and Arab and Islamic countries.

Desperate Kenyan Lady Parades herself on busy streets looking for a husband and everyone is Surprised

Single men who are looking for a suitable woman to marry and start a family have been offered an opportunity of a lifetime after a lady offered herself, complete with a seven-year-old daughter.

Nairobi residents were on Tuesday, August 22, shocked when they came across the woman, parading herself along busy city streets with a well printed placard announcing her availability.

The 28-year-old mother of one, was seen walking along Tom Mboya street with her daughter and in a wedding gown. She identified herself as Nyabura and provided her mobile number for those interested to contact her.

Folks were quick to take photos of the rare spectacle and posted them on their social media pages where they shared her plight. Some made fun of the lady’s predicament while others sympathised and empathised with her.


Mohamed bin Zayed Receives Ahmed Al Mazrouei, recipient of Sandhurst’s Sword of Honour

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Wednesday received Ahmed Suhail Fares Al Mazrouei recipient of the Sword of Honour from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom.

Sheikh Mohamed congratulated Al Mazrouei on being recognised by one of the world’s prominent military academies and wished him success in his future professional life.

Sheikh Mohamed also received Alia Al Ameri and Abdul Rahman Al Musa’abi, who were sent to the McGill University in Canada as part of the McGill-UAE Fellowship, a partnership between the Court of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and the University to develop Emirati capabilities in the fields of science and engineering.

Sheikh Mohamed praised the outstanding students of the UAE who contribute to the image of the country and the people.

The students said they were honoured to meet Sheikh Mohamed and listen to his advice on the need to work hard to serve the country.

Houseboy Bolts with Master’s GH¢600,000 and Police can’t Find Him

Police in the Eastern region are on a manhunt for a young man who is alleged to have stolen from his ‘master’.The young man is believed to have bolted with GHc600,000 belonging to his employer.The police have offered a reward of GHc10,000 to anyone with information on the young man Law enforcement personnel in the Eastern region are on the lookout for a young man who is named Yaw Abdulai but popularly called Yaw Welle for bolting with his employers cash.

According to the police, the suspect is alleged to have broken into his employer’s room on August 8 and made away with GHc600,000 belonging to his boss. The police believe that the young man has bolted to Accra and is in a hideout with the money. A formal complaint was lodged at the police station and a warrant for his capture was issued by the Koforidua Circuit Court on August 15.

The matter is under investigation at the Criminal Investigations Department of the region who are working jointly with law enforcement agencies to get hold of Yaw Abdulai. Yaw Abdulai according to records hails from Kumawu in the Ashanti Region but was working in the Eastern region. According to Yaw Abdulai’s employer, the suspect is about 5.6 inches tall, stout, dark in complexion with bushy hair, medium eyes and giving a distinct description of the alleged thief, it was indicated that he had a tribal mark on his left cheek.

The police have placed a GHc 10,000 bounty on the suspect and are willing to give the amount to anyone who can give authentic information on the whereabouts of Yaw Welle.