Emirati killed in Sharjah road accident

SHARJAH // An Emirati man was killed after his car rolled over on the Maliha-Kalba road in the central region.

The accident occurred at 8pm on Monday. The driver, identified as AS, 18, died at the scene. His body was taken to Al Dhaid Hospital, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National.

Major Khalifa Mosabeh Al Ketbi, deputy head of traffic and patrols at Sharjah police, said initial investigations showed that the vehicle swerved suddenly, which caused it to roll over several times before it settled beside the road.

He urged all motorists and members of the public to drive carefully and to avoid distractions such as using mobile phones. He also called on drivers to observe speed limits and to check the safety of their vehicles and its tyres.

In an unrelated incident, a 36-year-old Asian man was found dead in his vehicle in a mall car park in Sharjah.

Police received a report at 4am on Tuesday about a vehicle in one of the lower parking zones at the mall. There was a man inside who would not respond to requests to move the car. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered the man was dead.

The body was taken to Al Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah before being transferred to the forensic lab to identify the cause of death.


Tightening the screw on rogue recruiters

The UAE overhauled the procedure to recruit housemaids and domestic workers with a law in 2017 to protect low-income labour from being exploited.

 Only recruitment companies authorised by the government are permitted as part of Tadbeer, a network of labour ministry-regulated centres.

A contract must be drawn up for domestic workers, the wages and job offer clearly stating the nature of work.

The contract stating the wages, work entailed and accommodation must be sent to the employee in their home country before they depart for the UAE.

The contract will be signed by the employer and employee when the domestic worker arrives in the UAE.

Only recruitment agencies registered with the ministry can undertake recruitment and employment applications for domestic workers.

Penalties for illegal recruitment in the UAE include fines of up to Dh100,000 and imprisonment

But agents not authorised by the government sidestep the law by illegally getting women into the country on visit visas.

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Hili 2: Unesco World Heritage site

The site is part of the Hili archaeological park in Al Ain. Excavations there have proved the existence of the earliest known agricultural communities in modern-day UAE. Some date to the Bronze Age but Hili 2 is an Iron Age site. The Iron Age witnessed the development of the falaj, a network of channels that funnelled water from natural springs in the area. Wells allowed settlements to be established, but falaj meant they could grow and thrive. Unesco, the UN's cultural body, awarded Al Ain's sites - including Hili 2 - world heritage status in 2011. Now the most recent dig at the site has revealed even more about the skilled people that lived and worked there.

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Roll of honour: Who won what in 2018/19?

West Asia Premiership: Winners – Bahrain; Runners-up – Dubai Exiles

UAE Premiership: Winners – Abu Dhabi Harlequins; Runners-up  Jebel Ali Dragons

Dubai Rugby Sevens: Winners – Dubai Hurricanes; Runners-up – Abu Dhabi Harlequins

UAE Conference: Winners  Dubai Tigers; Runners-up  Al Ain Amblers

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