Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) in partnership with Sharjah International Marine Sports Club launched the qualifications round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship.
Eight teams turn up the heat at Sharjah’s Khalid Lagoon during the opening round of the world’s foremost international series of single-seater inshore Formula 1 Powerboat Racing, held today (Thursday, December 14, 2017).
The event welcomed the the competing teams, who are to pump up adrenalin levels at the event. The teams are: CTIC F1 Shenzhen China, Team Abu Dhabi, F1 Atlantic Team, Mad-Croc Baba Racing, Team Sweden, Blaze Performance, Emirates Racing Team, and Maverick F1.
Technology is one many sectors that has been more accepting of men than their counterparts. With digital innovations taking the lead in economy, education and society globally, this reality needs to change and become more inclusive. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) brought together leaders and role models in the field of technology from around the world who shared diverse experiences that people have with and without technology in their communities.
At a panel titled ‘Women in Technology’, they advocated the need to not only create more opportunities for women in the field by fulfilling the most important precondition necessary to empower them, which is to give them access to the internet and digital platforms of learning, but also try and close the gender gap by showing the next generation just how diverse, creative and exciting the technology sector can be.
Recent research from PwC revealed that only 3 percent of female students would consider a career in technology as their first choice. The most common explanation is that many felt they didn’t have enough information about what a career in tech could involve. This is the reality of more developed societies that have the requisite infrastructure in place. What about the underdeveloped and developing nations where people, especially women, still don’t have the purchase capacity of a basic internet package? Adjusting the learning and technology uptake requirements of different societies based on their development realities and challenges was a main focus of the panel.
Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier tourist, leisure and family destination, glowed with spectacular fireworks in celebration of the 46th UAE National Day on December 2, reaffirming its role as a leading host of national festivities in the country.
The popular attraction came alive with a variety of entertaining and artistic activities as well as Emirati folk dances performed by Al Ayala group – all designed to enhance the spirit of national loyalty, glory and pride in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Visitors were thrilled by the blend of events focusing on the UAE’s authentic heritage and rich culture, as Al Qasba shared the joy of the glorious occasion with its guests, who enjoyed delicious traditional Emirati dishes and beautiful henna designs, while children painted their faces with the colours of the UAE flag.
On Wednesday, 29 November, the staff at the Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) got together at their headquarters in Sharjah to mark the 46th year of the UAE’s Union. Grand celebrations featuring cultural and recreational activities provided DeG’s employees with a golden opportunity to express their love, appreciation and patriotic spirit for their beloved nation.
Present during the celebration were Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director General of DeG, Sheikh Salem bin Abdul Rahman Al Qasimi, Head of the Office of H.H. the Sharjah Ruler, Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak bin Amer, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police and Noor Ali Al Noman, Director of DeG.
Member of DeG took part in various festive activities, expressed their joy of celebrating one of the most significant days in the nation’s history. They wished the UAE and its people continued peace, progress and prosperity under the solidarity and wise leadership of the seven emirates.
In celebration of the UAE’s 46th National Day. Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier tourist, family and leisure destination, is hosting an array of entertainment activities designed to foster patriotism and a love for the country. Taking place on Friday and Saturday (December 1 & 2), the programme has been designed in conjunction with Al Qasba’s commitment to observe with its visitors all national, religious and social events that are held in the UAE throughout the year.
Staged along Al Qasba’s walkways in front of Block A building and taking place from 5pm -10pm each day of the weekend, the schedule features performances and shows that include Al Ayallah traditional dancing, also known as ‘Yowalah,’ an Emirati Hospitality Corner that will be serving popular traditional Emirati food and a Henna Corner that will offer beautifully decorative skin patterns for girls and women.
Since its launch last year, the Sharjah International Photography Festival, Xposure, has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography, and played the role of a springboard for contemporary creative talents in photography in the UAE and the larger Arab region.
The second edition of Xposure has been even more successful in adding value to the insights and experiences of both professionals and emerging talents, who flocked in by the hundreds and made the most of the Festival’s rich photo exhibitions, informative workshops, engaging talks, and latest photography merchandise.
“There is no image without a story”, said the world acclaimed street photographer Vineet Vohra, addressing a room full of aspiring street photographers in a jam-packed workshop titled ‘How To Street’ at Xposure 2017.
The Delhi-based photographer was hosting a workshop on intricacies of Street Photography at the International Photography Festival held at Sharjah Expo Centre.
The two-and-a-half-day intensive workshop was tailor-made to cater to the needs of participants who wished to train their eyes to know what makes a good street shot. Vohra, who is considered among the top 20 street photographers in the world, explained the use of camera and manual, shutter and aperture priority modes in some on-the-spot evaluation sessions.
An auditorium full of photography enthusiasts immersed in a journey of cultural and spiritual heritage of India, as photographers from PhotoWalk Dubai displayed their breathtaking work at Xposure 2017. The second edition of the International Festival of Photography saw an exemplary display of India’s geographic and cultural landscapes during a session titled ‘We Connect’ by photographers of PhotoWalk Dubai.
One of the most attended sessions of Xposure 2017, ‘We Connect’, was woven into a flowing story of five elements that form the universe, namely, Space, Water, Air, Earth and Fire with the help of short presentations made by the photographers.
Surrounded by lifelike images of animal poaching and the horrors of global refugee crisis, celebrity photographer Lorenzo Agius’ exhibition at the Sharjah International Photography Festival, Xposure 2017, allows one a few moments of quiet with some of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs.
If you remember the iconic images of Ewan McGregor and cast for the “Trainspotting” ad campaign, Agius is the man behind it. It is what he began his career with 20 years ago. He has had a long and colourful affair with celebrities over the past two decades.
If you thought photography is only about nature, fashion and cameras, Sharjah’s International Photography Festival, Xposure 2017, can make you think again. Going beyond traditional definitions, the International Festival of Photography, being held at Expo Centre Sharjah, is addressing new and unconventional sides of this art for aspiring and professional photographers. Featuring 25 seminars, lectures and live-stage events, Xposure celebrates the incredible power and influence of images in transcending linguistic barriers and geographical boundaries.
From Travel to Food and from Underwater to Street, various lesser known forms and techniques of photography are being highlighted at the event through an array of workshops and activities, being conducted by acclaimed photographers from across the world. The amateur and skilled photographers gained deeper insights into refining their creative skills at the Festival with live sessions, panel discussions, outdoor visits and more.