Archive for March, 2011

Yahsat // Nation’s Pride in The Sky!

Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, has scheduled the launch of its first satellite, Y1A, on March 31,2011 from the Arianespace space station in Kourou, French Guiana.

To watch the launch LIVE click [Here]

Update: The scheduled March 30 launch of the Abu Dhabi communications satellite has been postponed for technical reasons

Latest Update: Yahsat’s Y1A launches successfully

Launch of Yahsat 1A

More About Yahsat [Here]


Earth Hour // March 26 at 8.30 pm

Earth Hour is the biggest environmental awareness campaign ever seen! It takes place once every year, the last Saturday of March. This year it will be Saturday 26th from 8.30 to 9.30 PM local time. The aim of this campaign is to raise environmental awareness and get us do small things in our daily lives that together can have huge impacts.

How to get involved? Simply Turn off the lights for 1 hour to save the Earth

[Earth Hour WWF]

Landmarks in Abu Dhabi confirming  “switch Off”:

Aldar Head Quarters, Yas Hotel (9pm – 10pm), Emirates Palace, Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Al Mamoura Building , Marina Mall, Maqta and Mussaffah Bridges

Film Legend Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79!


Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died at 79.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day, moms! On this very special day, I hope you’re treated to some relaxation, fun and lots of love. You deserve it.

Today the Arab world celebrates Mother’s day. The modern Mother’s Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April, or May as a day to honor mothers and motherhood

Andrew Myers // Screw Art!

California-based artist Andrew Meyers drives thousands screws at various depths, creating unique 3D images. Once the screws are in at the correct depth, (from 7,000 to 10,000 holes by hand) he paints over each head individually to create the finished product,which looks more like a portrait than a sculpture.

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Japan // Tsunami Live Coverage!

Live Broadcast by Ustream.TV


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Abu Dhabi Festival // 19th March – 4th April 2011

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