Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, agrees a new Middle East space partnership with Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications for Bahrain.       
Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency, agrees a new Middle East space partnership with Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, MShow more

Bahrain boldly going into space, with the help of the UAE



The UAE Space Agency is helping Bahrain boldly go where it has never gone before - as the country prepares to launch its first satellite into orbit.

The UAE has been successfully reaching for the stars during a momentous few months, with MySAT-1, a small cube-shaped satellite built by students at Khalifa University, sent soaring into the skies on Saturday.

The launch from Virginia in the United States came just weeks after the first-ever Emirati-designed, KhalifaSat, was launched from Japan.

The ambitious UAE space agency is also set to send the first Emirati astronaut onto the International Space Station next April, while lofty plans for a Mars probe continue to gather pace.

Now the UAE Space Agency has made an agreement with Bahrain's National Space Science Agency  and the UAE’s Khalifa University, to complete the training of the Bahrain Space Team and help them complete their own dreams of galactic exploration.

The deal was sealed by Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency and Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and the man responsible for overseeing Bahrain's space agency.

The partnership will see the two parties collaborate in training the Bahrain Space Team in satellite technology, design, construction, testing, launching, operations, and control, in addition to co-operating to build a CubeSat to be used for scientific research, and carrying out a number of environmental studies.

Dr Al Falasi said the two countries already work in tandem in political, economic, social and cultural fields - and now they can add space into the mix.

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“The signing of this declaration is a tangible result of the close relationship between the UAE and Bahrain in the arena of advanced sciences and will see us working together as strategic partners in the region’s nascent but rapidly developing space sector,” said Dr Al Falasi.

“The ties between our two nations already extend across the political, economic, social, and cultural domains  and we have now added the exciting field of space to that inventory.

“The UAE space sector has reached an advanced stage that now sees it able to transfer knowledge to valued partners in the region. Our growing expertise in the field of space science, research, exploration and telecommunications is exemplified by the number of ambitious space programs and initiatives launched by the UAE.

“These include the UAE Astronaut Program, the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe project, Mars Scientific City and last month’s placing in orbit of KhalifaSat – an advanced piece of sophisticated technology that was designed and built entirely by Emirati engineers.”

Tips for holiday homeowners

There are several factors for landlords to consider when preparing to establish a holiday home:

  • Revenue potential of the unit: location, view and size
  • Design: furnished or unfurnished. Is the design up to standard, while being catchy at the same time?
  • Business model: will it be managed by a professional operator or directly by the owner, how often does the owner wants to use it for personal reasons?
  • Quality of the operator: guest reviews, customer experience management, application of technology, average utilisation, scope of services rendered

Source: Adam Nowak, managing director of Ultimate Stay Vacation Homes Rental

Should late investors consider cryptocurrencies?

Wealth managers recommend late investors to have a balanced portfolio that typically includes traditional assets such as cash, government and corporate bonds, equities, commodities and commercial property.

They do not usually recommend investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies due to the risk and volatility associated with them.

“It has produced eye-watering returns for some, whereas others have lost substantially as this has all depended purely on timing and when the buy-in was. If someone still has about 20 to 25 years until retirement, there isn’t any need to take such risks,” Rupert Connor of Abacus Financial Consultant says.

He adds that if a person is interested in owning a business or growing a property portfolio to increase their retirement income, this can be encouraged provided they keep in mind the overall risk profile of these assets.

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Everton 0

Arsenal 0

Man of the Match: Djibril Sidibe (Everton)

The Secret Kingdom

Director: Matt Drummond

Stars: Alyla Browne, Alice Parkinson, Sam Everingham

Rating: 3/5

Five healthy carbs and how to eat them

Brown rice: consume an amount that fits in the palm of your hand

Non-starchy vegetables, such as broccoli: consume raw or at low temperatures, and don’t reheat  

Oatmeal: look out for pure whole oat grains or kernels, which are locally grown and packaged; avoid those that have travelled from afar

Fruit: a medium bowl a day and no more, and never fruit juices

Lentils and lentil pasta: soak these well and cook them at a low temperature; refrain from eating highly processed pasta variants

Courtesy Roma Megchiani, functional nutritionist at Dubai’s 77 Veggie Boutique

Tips for entertaining with ease

·         Set the table the night before. It’s a small job but it will make you feel more organised once done.

·         As the host, your mood sets the tone. If people arrive to find you red-faced and harried, they’re not going to relax until you do. Take a deep breath and try to exude calm energy.

·         Guests tend to turn up thirsty. Fill a big jug with iced water and lemon or lime slices and encourage people to help themselves.

·         Have some background music on to help create a bit of ambience and fill any initial lulls in conversations.

·         The meal certainly doesn’t need to be ready the moment your guests step through the door, but if there’s a nibble or two that can be passed around it will ward off hunger pangs and buy you a bit more time in the kitchen.

·         You absolutely don’t have to make every element of the brunch from scratch. Take inspiration from our ideas for ready-made extras and by all means pick up a store-bought dessert.

 

Scores

Day 2

New Zealand 153 & 56-1
Pakistan 227

New Zealand trail by 18 runs with nine wickets remaining

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Based: Cambridge and Dubai
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Investors: Venture capital and government

Match info

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(Pogba 5', 33', Rashford 45', Lukaku 72')

Bournemouth 1
(Ake 45+2')

Red card: Eric Bailly (Manchester United)


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