Opening of the exhibition – “Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey” at the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi.
Under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union to the UAE, is organising an exhibition titled ‘Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey’ in celebration of the Year of Zayed.
The exhibition will take place at The Founder’s Memorial Abu Dhabi Corniche, on 25th November until 31st December, 2018 and it is now open to the public.
The exhibition aims to commemorate the legacy and leadership of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It also aims to highlight his local, regional and international accomplishments and his values of tolerance, giving, coexistence, loyalty, patriotism, volunteerism and humanitarian work.
The Founder’s Memorial is a permanent national tribute dedicated to commemorating the life, legacy and values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.
Titled “Kanninakkanandam (feast for eyes)”, Abu Dhabi Kathakali Festival 2017 showcases three plays of the 18th century poet laureate Irayimman Thampi who represents the golden age of Kathakali. Much admired by connoisseurs, his plays Keechakavadham, Uttaraswayamvaram and Dakshayagam continue to enthrall audiences with their music, action, rich emotional quotient, and literary finesse.
Festival opens on October 19th at Kerala Social Centre (KSC) Abu Dhabi with Uttaraswayamvaram.
Keechakavadam will be staged on 20th at India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC Abu Dhabi) in the afternoon followed by Dakshayagam in the evening.
Padmasri Kalamandalam Gopi will reveal another facet of his acting prowess with his Duryodhana in Uttaraswayamvaram and Daksha in Dakshayagam. All the renowned artists , musicians and percussionists forming part of this troupe will add their strength and skills to complete this tauryatrika (triple symphony) experience.
As part of this festival, a Thayambaka by renowned artist Sri. Panamanna Sasi and team will exhilarate the audience with the percussions on October 20th. A musical ensemble titled Carnatic Melodies led by Sri Biju Edappal is also scheduled in the evening.
Do not miss out this event to enjoy as well as understand the traditional art form froms Kerala. Added attraction is the Thayampaka – traditional colour performance on chenda, a popular percussion instrument of Kerala, in which the main player at the centre improvises rhythmically on the beats of half-a-dozen or a few more chenda and ilathalam players around.
Best photo and photographer will get a special gift (this is a personal initiative to support the event conducted by Anoop Nair and his team).
Abu Dhabi city is witnessing a lot of fitness enthusiasts these days. People are walking and cycling more than they used to do earlier. The recent hike in taxi fares may be one of the reason. The normal cheap taxi fares no more exist. The moment you hop into an Abu Dhabi taxi, the minimum charge applicable is AED 12/-. This has resulted in many taking up cycling as a more convenient option.
What do you do if you cannot afford to a costlier or bigger bicycle? You look at various online sites for secondhand bicycles being sold. Going for the cheaper ones, you end up buying even children bicycles. Modify it a bit and allow and standing stand for your partner to stand at the back, you are ready for your daily trips. This is what you are witnessing these days in the city.
It is hot, but it is enjoyable. Start early before the sun rises. Work late till it cools down. Cycle your way to office and back home. You are perfectly fit.
Of course, there is a big advantage. However, stressed you begin your journey, after a few minutes, you will forget and start enjoying the beauty around or even reliving your past…
Try it out and tell me if I am wrong. Happy and #SafeCycling #InAbuDhabi
Abu Dhabi city beautification programme is getting better and brighter each day. True, it is not fast as you wish or dream, but it is really happening. The streets are being relayed with new tiles and seating areas. Dedicated walking and cycling tracks are getting ready and added. A new addition is the parking racks for cycles on the street. The weather is favorable too. Why not cycle your way and explore the new Abu Dhabi?
Of course, be safe and stay around the dedicated tracks marked for cycling.
Thanks @TheNational for starting a campaign and trend towards healthy cycling in the city. Looking forward to the 2017 edition of @cycletoworkuae . The #cycletoworkuae2016 generated a great momentum for public to take up cycling as one option of convenient transport within the city.
and at Alliance Francaise (paper ticket – contact 02 6122900)
Be charmed by Subhash & Ramesh and the cine-concert of worldwide music and his fascinating images of Reunion Island.
Abu Dhabi is beautiful to explore in the morning. Try it out. If it on a cycle, nothing better than that!.
There has been mixed reaction to an earlier post of mine on cycling and hence attaching a cycling route map for those interested. This route is expanding.
Always be cautious for self and those others on your path.
The touchdown of Solar Impulse 2 was a proud moment for Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the energy industry worldwide (Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, completing first zero-fuel flight around the world, July 25).
Congratulations to Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg and the entire team for the success of this amazing journey of 40,000 kilometres without fuel.
The world has changed vastly since the beginning of this journey, in terms of energy outlook and utilisation.
Even if one takes a UAE-only perspective, there has been a lot of change. We have new ministries and departments to harmonise energy production and produce better outcomes. The UAE is setting a trend.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
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Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi – A minute with ClicksandWrites
Red Bull Air Race Abu Dhabi – A minute with ClicksandWrites
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Friday, 11th March 2016
In motorsports, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refuelling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty, or any combination of the above. Not all of these are allowed in all forms of racing.
The pits usually comprise a pit lane which runs parallel to the start/finish straight and is connected at each end to the main track, and a row of garages (usually one per team) outside which the work is done. Pit stop work is carried out by anywhere from five to twenty mechanics (also called a “pit crew”), depending on the series regulations, while the driver often waits in the vehicle (except where a driver change is involved or in Motorbike racing).
Where it is permitted, refuelling is often an important purpose of a pit stop. Carrying fuel slows down a vehicle and there is often a limit on the size of the fuel tank, so many races require multiple stops for fuel to complete the race distance in the minimum time. Changing tyres is also common to permit the use of softer tyres that wear faster but provide more grip, to use tyres suitable for wet conditions, or to use a range of tyres designated by the rules. Teams will aim for each of their vehicles to pit following a planned schedule, with the number of stops determined by many factors such as fuel capacity, tyre lifespan, and the trade-off between time lost in the pits versus time gained on the track due to the benefits of pit stops. Choosing the optimum pit strategy of how many stops to make and when to make them is crucial in having a successful race. It is also important for teams to take competitors’ strategies into account when planning pit stops, to avoid being held up behind a competitor where overtaking is difficult or risky. An unscheduled or extended stop, such as for a repair, can be very costly for a driver’s chance of success, because while they are stopped for service, competitors remaining on the track are gaining time on them. For this reason, the pit crew often undergo intensive training to perform operations such as tyre changes as quickly as possible leading to pit stops, for example in Formula 1, where the car is only stationary for a few seconds for a regular pit stop.
In most series the order of the order of the teams’ pit boxes is assigned by points standings, race results, or previous qualifying results before the start of the race. In NASCAR and in INDYCAR’s Indianapolis 500, typically pit assignments are made after qualifying, with the fastest qualifiers choosing their pit stall first.
A minute with ClicksandWrites is a series designed to highlight various events that I attend or location that I visit through short videos. The video also has a key safety message that is to remind each and every one that safety is a priority for all, especially road safety.
#StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely is the prime message that is the need for the hour. Beware of other drivers mistakes and drive carefully and cautiously see through to have a blessed day.
#StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely #SafetyFirst #PassionatePhotographers