Sharjah Chamber organizes Sharjah-Russia business forum, briefs Russian investors on opportunities

SHARJAH – The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has organized the “Sharjah-Russia business forum” to discuss ways to boost economic ties and deepen commercial collaboration with Russian business community.

During the meeting, the chamber briefed the Russian trade mission on Sharjah’s business advantages and facilities as well as on the investment opportunities available in various economic sectors. The forum also witnessed bilateral meetings between business owners from the two sides to exchange experiences and explore new avenues to advance their collaboration.

Abdulaziz Mohammed Shattaf, Assistant Director-General of the Communication and Business Sector at the SCCI, Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director of the Economic Relations and Marketing Department, SCCI, and Maksim Zagornov, Business Ambassador of Business Russia to the UAE, attended the meeting. Also present were a number of businessmen, investors, and representatives of the local business community.

Abdulaziz Shattaf stressed that the business relations between the UAE and Russia are rapidly growing across various fields, something which has had a significant impact on the volume of trade exchange that reached AED 12 billion in 2021, an increase of 116%.

“ The UAE accounts for 55% of the total Russian-Gulf trade, and holds 90% of Russia’s total investments in the Arab countries. Additionally, 80% of the total Arab investments in Russia are made by the UAE, while Russian exports to the UAE amounted to AED 10.6 billion. Also, Emirati exports to Russia increased by almost 40% to AED 1.46 billion,” Shattaf said.

He went on to say that the mutual economic cooperation covers different strategic sectors, including renewable energy, space, modern technology, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, food security, infrastructure, petrochemicals, ports, and aviation.

For his part, Maksim Zagornov said that the Russian Business Council has over 7,000 companies and more than 3 million members. Due to Sharjah’s ease of doing business and its secure and suitable environment for all investments, regardless of their size and expertise, all of these enterprises, which generate an annual profit return of around $30 million, have a strong desire to explore investment prospects in the UAE in general and Sharjah in particular.

During the event, Lamia Al Jasmi, Head of the Exporters’ Service and Markets Department, SCCI, delivered a presentation outlining the role and key services provided by the Sharjah Exports Development Center.

Al Jasmi pointed out that the center, via a range of services it offers to boost industrial and exporting businesses, plays a key role in producing an optimal atmosphere that supports and develops local exports.

The Sharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone) also took part in the gathering where the free zone’s representative, Anoop Warrier, briefed the delegates on the advantages and logistical services provided by SAIF Zone for investors, including 100% foreign ownership of businesses, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, and 100% corporate or personal income tax exemptions, 100% import and export tax exemptions, fast-issuance of licenses (within an hour), warehouses of different sizes, plots of lands, leasable furnished offices, and above all, strategic location.

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Prime Minister pays Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi also known as Father of  Nation popularly known as  M G Gandhi was born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar which in the present day is known as Gujarat.  Mahatma shares his birthday with another great Indian figure, Lal Bahadur Shastri who was born in 1904. This year we will be celebrating the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Sunday morning. PM Modi bestowed flowers while bowing down in his honour. PM also paid tribute to former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary. 

Prime Minister Modi Took the social media and wrote,  “Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on #GandhiJayanti. This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Maybe always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi.

PM Modi also recalled the second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birthday is also on October 2, saying he is respected throughout the country for his simplicity and decisiveness. PM also shares pictures from his exhibition in Delhi’s ‘Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya,’ which depicts Shastri’s life journey and achievements. Modi also shared audio excerpts of previous tributes he has delivered to the two great leaders.

Along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Draupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, several ministers, and eminent personalities also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi, and senior politician Mallikarjun Kharge also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion.

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Priyanka Chopra: ‘For years, I’ve struggled with finding my place in America’

Global icon Priyanka Chopra broke all barriers and made India proud again globally. The actor visited the White House on Friday and interviewed US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum. Priyanka asked the US Vice President important questions about various topics like pay parity and gun laws in the US.

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On Sunday, Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram and, shared pictures and videos from her recent discussion with US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum conference. The actress also penned a lengthy note in which she spoke about voting rights.

Priyanka thanked WLF (World Leader Forum) and Secretary Hillary Clinton, a founding member of this organisation

Quoting Ruth Bader Ginsburg she wrote, “To quote Ruth Bader Ginsburg — “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

“Since the very beginning, the world has undermined the power of women. We’ve been shunned and silenced, but thanks to the scarifies and tenacity of so many selfless women, we are in a place today where we can come together and work collectively to right the wrongs. This was a key takeaway from the conversation I had the honour to moderate with @vp, Kamala Harris at the Women’s Leadership Forum conference in Washington DC last night.”

“Over the last two years, humanity has experienced some of the biggest challenges that we will see in our lifetime. We are faced with an urgent need for stability and progress, and for America that starts at the polls on November 8th. Everyone has a role to play towards that… to be part of the civic process and to exercise the right to vote, especially women because we need to be actively involved in ensuring our rights are being taken care of.”

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During the interaction, she also spoke about how in women in India, have held the highest elected offices from Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister to current President Droupadi Murmu. Apart from that Priyanka also shed light on various pressing issues regarding women and voting rights with VP Kamala Harris.

Priyanka on voting rights

“While I don’t vote in this country – my husband can and one day, my daughter will. My conversation with VP Harris centred around the most pressing issues, that, in order to be addressed, need to have a clear vision and plan,” she said.

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“Thank you to the WLF and Secretary Hillary Clinton, a founding force in establishing this organization, and for including me in these important conversations, among an incredible collection of accomplished women,” the actor said.

Earlier in the day, Priyanka had also shared a video on Instagram wherein she had posted with the South Asian members of the Joe Biden administration. Thanking everyone in and around her note read.

Priyanka thanked Joe Biden’s administration

She started the note with, “Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity of meeting and conversing with the South Asian members of the Biden administration.

“Representation matters in every sphere of life, and the reality — that I am standing here with this diverse group is beyond belief. I was so excited to learn that this is the most diverse administration in American history, and that deserves applause and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.”

Priyanka Chopra recounts the time when she had to find her place in America

“For years, I’ve struggled with finding my place in America. When I was growing up, there weren’t many women, let alone South Asians, in positions of power across mediums. Lucky for me, my parents and grandmother were a part of the civil service in India, which gave me an ounce of hope, but I was never sure if I’d ever see the day when we got a seat at every table,” added Priyanka.

She added, “Representation opens the doors of opportunity for others to follow.I can’t gush enough over how amazing it was to be in the room with this collective of accomplished individuals making strides at the highest levels in politics, government, and policy, because it’s not just about us filling a chair in the President’s cabinet. It’s about the conversations and solutions that result when we rally around one another and lift each other up. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to meet this desi girl.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to her Instagram stories and shared inside pictures and videos from a historic visit to the White House.

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On the work front, Priyanka will be making her OTT debut with Prime Video’s Citadel, produced by the Russo Brothers. She also has an interesting line-up of Hollywood and Bollywood films, Ending Things and It’s All Coming Back To Me in the pipeline. She will also be seen in Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa, alongside Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt.

Meanwhile, before bidding adieu. Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram stories, and posted of her daughter Malti Marie that read, “Good bye #NYC C u another time.”

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Trending news: Saptahik Rashifal 02 Oct To 08 Oct 2022: The sum of success in business for Leo zodiac, read the horoscope of Cancer-Virgo


Employed people will enjoy their work and they will do their work very well.
This week will prove to be strong for you.

Saptahik Rashifal 02 Oct To 08 Oct 2022: The first week of October 2022 has started from Sunday, October 02. It is from 02 October to 08 October. How will be the career, education, love life, income, job, business of Cancer, Leo and Virgo in this week? It will depend on the positions of the planets and constellations. Let us know about the weekly horoscope of these three zodiac signs.

Cancer Weekly Horoscope
This week you will live in your fantasies. Love life will proceed in a happy way. You will be very emotional for love. Take care of your beloved. Will give them a nice gift. Married people will maintain their relationship firmly and try to overcome the problems. Now you will think of doing something creative. You can also get profit from property. Income will increase. This week will be good for traders. You can also get a good profitable deal from the government.

Employed people will enjoy their work and they will do their work very well. You will be very busy on social media. Luck will help. Your special photo or video can get a lot of likes, which will make you happy. Talk to the students that now is the right time for them. They will benefit from increased concentration. In terms of health, your health will be good now. However, be careful while driving, so as to avoid injury. Last days of the week will be good for travelling.

Leo weekly horoscope
This week will be generally fruitful for you. There will be ups and downs in the domestic life of married people. Those who love someone will get full opportunity to speak their heart and you will go a long way in your relationship. Good news will be heard in the family. Enjoy good food. Your health will also be good. You will have to work on some new plans, which will be a bit challenging for you, but with your strong will, you will get victory and success over them. Businessmen will get success in work.

You will be able to proceed with your work by yen can. Employed people will see strength in their work this week and will take every step forward with confidence. Talking about the students, if you get success in any competitive examination, your morale will be very good. This will make them very happy. You will get good results related to studies. In terms of health, your health will be good now. There doesn’t seem to be any major problem. Last day of the week will be good for travelling.

Virgo Weekly Horoscope
This week will prove to be strong for you. Now you will understand the needs of your family. Will spend time with them too. This week will be good for people living a love life. You can plan a long journey with your family. Married people will appear satisfied with their household life. You will feel that the person you are married to is actually the right choice for you. This thinking will make your relationship more beautiful.

Traders will get benefit in work. Your work will progress fast. Employed people will also be recognized for their work and efficiency. You will have a different identity. Talking about the students, now they will be very cautious about their studies. Because of this, they would like to study, for which they will also get good results. In terms of health, your health will be good now. You will have the desire to taste the delicious food. The beginning and middle of the week will be good for traveling.

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Musical journey of African immigrants blends sheer joy with confronting moments

“We all have different backgrounds, different cultures,” Vushe continues. Some arrived as refugees but all came after learning about the African villages their families originally called home.

“I grew up as a city child [in Harare],” Vushe says. “But every year my parents sent me to visit my grandmother in the village so I could learn about my culture.

“Knowing my culture helped me survive when I arrived in Australia.

“Obviously Australia is a multicultural country. Knowing my mum and dad’s culture taught me to work hard and remember my roots.”

Vushe was reluctant to pick up Sykes’ calls for several years. Partly because she was too busy touring with The Lion King or other musicals and partly because the shows he was pitching her seemed too derivative to things she’d done before.

They eventually had coffee and mutually decided they could collaborate on a musical loosely based on Vushe’s escape out of Africa.

Tarisai Vushe says the musical charts her journey from Africa to Australia and how it changed her: “both good and bad”.

Tarisai Vushe says the musical charts her journey from Africa to Australia and how it changed her: “both good and bad”.Credit:Steven Siewert

“As the co-writer, I started to think beyond Tarisai’s story,” Sykes says. “The revue is now more of an ensemble show. Samuel, for example, arrived in Australia as a refugee. His story is very different from Tarisai’s.”

Sykes also has a more positive spin on the buzz the audience will get out of the show than Vushe. He continually calls it “upbeat”.

“For all of the people in the show whose stories are sometimes bleak, they’ve all found coming to Australia redemptive, a source of renewal and hope.”

The 55-minute dramatic play ends with a dance performance by Nwakpa, which even Vushe hasn’t seen when we talk.


“I think Out of Africa is distinct,” Sykes says. “It explains what it is like to be African living in Australia. It removes the ‘otherness’ of having being raised in another culture.”

Vushe adds that Out of Africa largely charts her story “from Africa to Australia, and how it changed me: both good and bad”.

Out of Africa is at the Seymour Centre from October 14-29.

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Prime Minister of Kazakhstan orders to increase throughput capacity of crossing points on border with Russia

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan orders to increase throughput capacity of crossing points on border with Russia

AKIPRESS.COM – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov has ordered to undertake actions to broaden the busiest border crossing points on the border with Russia.

“It is necessary to increase cooperation with the Border Guard Service of Russia to elaborate one algorithm in order to avoid crowds from both sides of the border,” Alikhan Smailov said.

The lines on the Russian-Kazakhn border cause negative reaction from business and population, he said.

Interior Minister of Kazakhstan Marat Akhmetjanov said a big influx of Russian migrants was recorded in Kazakhstan from September 21-28 – 2-3 times higher than usual. The influx began decreasing since September 29: 22,500 entered Kazakhstan on September 29 and 14,900 entered Kazakhstan on September 30.

It was announced earlier the mobilization point will be set up in Russia’s Astrakhan region on the border with Kazakhstan.

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What Happened To Brandon Scott From My 600-Lb. Life After The Show?

Viewers are curious what Brandon Scott, from My 600-Lb. Life season 7, who weighed 718 pounds, has been up to since leaving the reality show.

Brandon Scott appeared on Dr. Now’s My 600-Lb. life season 7, episode 7, and fans are wondering how he has fared since the show. There have been inspirational transformations that have happened over the course of My 600-Lb. life. It is no secret that to lose weight in order to get bariatric surgery, a certain level of mental fortitude is required.

Brandon had what it took to get him through the process, but it wasn’t always like that, At the airport on his way to see Dr. Now, he almost quit because the comments and stares from others brought him to tears. He still continued on the journey because he knew that in order to get to the next phase of his life, he would need to lose a lot of weight. Despite struggling with lymphedema, which is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, resulting in swelling of the arms and/or legs, he was still able to get the surgery. His weight was initially at 718 pounds, but 12 months later and with Dr. Now’s help, he was able to shed 383 pounds.


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While Brandon gets props for getting through the rigorous process of losing weight, he had a pretty good support system. According to Looper, a big part of what made him lose so much weight so fast was his girlfriend at the time, Taylor Kunce. He eventually proposed, and they are now married and living in together in Nashville, Tennessee. She was with him through it all and even decided to go on the diet with him. He had always felt he could not ask her to marry him due to his weight. But with his new body, like many others on the show, he could finally move on with his life, and he proposed to her after leaving My 600-Lb. life.

Brandon’s Music Career

Brandon is a talented singer from Columbus, Ohio, and he was pursuing a career in music. Due to his weight and food addiction he could not make progress in his career. After the weight loss, he dove headfirst into his music. He released a song titled “Calling on Jesus” and then a clip of a cover of “Walls Down.” The clip featured him and Taylor. In his Where Are They Now? episode on TLC, from April 28, 2021, some of his other songs were featured including “Handcuffed to a Demon,” “I Prayed (The Proposal),” and “Facebook Official.”

My 600-Lb. Life fans are happy that Brandon is finally living the life he has always wanted. He has proved to viewers that a life can always be turned around, like several other My 600-Lb. life alums have done. Fans can follow his YouTube channel for more of his music and some other musical content he has put out.

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Hurricane Ian: PM Narendra Modi Conveys Condolences to US President Joe Biden Over Loss of Lives in Florida Storm

New Delhi, October 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday conveyed his condolences and heartfelt sympathies to US President Joe Biden over the loss of lives and devastation caused by Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian slammed into the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida as a major Category 4 hurricane earlier in the week before crossing the peninsula out over the Atlantic Ocean and then striking the US Southeast seacoast as a Category 1 hurricane. The death toll in Florida from Hurricane Ian has risen to 47. Hurricane Ian: PM Narendra Modi Condoles Loss of Lives And Devastation Caused by Storm, Says ‘Our Thoughts Are With the People of US in These Difficult Times’.

“My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies to @POTUS @JoeBiden for the loss of precious lives and devastation caused by Hurricane Ian,” Modi tweeted. “Our thoughts are with the people of the United States in these difficult times,” the prime minister said.

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