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ای ڈی ایکس نے پیئرسن وی یو ای کے ساتھ تعاون کے ذریعے مختار امتحانی تجربات کے آپشن کا اعلان کر دیا

کیمبرج، میساچوسٹس، 6 ستمبر 2012ء/پی آرنیوزوائر–

آن لائن تعلیم کا منصوبہ ای ڈی ایکس (edX) پراکٹرز یعنی مختار حتمی امتحان کے لیے طالب علموں کو آپشنز پیش کرنے کی خاطر پیئرسن وی یو ای کے ساتھ معاہدے کا اعلان کر کے اعلیٰ تعلیم کی کایا پلٹ کے لیے مستقل کام جاری رکھے ہوئے ہے۔

ای ڈی ایکس کے صدر آننت اگروال نے کہا کہ “ہمارے آن لائن طالب علم جو ایک آزاد توثیق شدہ سرٹیفکیٹ کے ساتھ اپنے ممکنہ آجرین کو لچک فراہم کرنا چاہتے ہیں اب ایک مختار تجرباتی مقام پر کورس امتحانات کا انتخاب کر سکتے ہیں۔یہ آپشن حقیقی دنیا میں ہمارے کورسز کی اہمیت کو بڑھاتا ہے، اعلیٰ تعلیم کو قابل رسائی و عملی بنانے کے ہمارے ہدف کو برقرار رکھنے میں مدد دیتا ہے اور یوں بذریعہ تعلیم زندگیوں کو تبدیل کرنے کے ای ڈی ایکس  کے مرکزی فلسفے کے فطری ارتقاء کو ممکن بناتاہے۔”

پیئرسن کا ادارہ پیئرسن وی یو ای کمپیوٹر بیسڈ ٹیسٹنگ میں عالمی رہنما ہے۔ اس نئے معاہدے کے تحت ای ڈی ایکس طالب علموں کے پاس اب 110 سے زائد ملکوں میں قائم 450 سے زیادہ پیئرسن وی یو ای ٹیسٹ مراکز میں سے کسی ایک پر کورس حتمی امتحان کرنے کا آپشن موجود ہے۔ مراکز پر موجود مختار افراد ممتحن کی شناخت کی تصدیق کریں گے اور امتحانات کا بندوبست کریں گے۔ پیئرسن وی یو ای استعمال کرنےوالے ممتحن آن لائن طالب علموں جیسا سخت ترین امتحان پائیں گے اور خدمات کے لیے معقول فیس ادا کریں گے۔ ای ڈی ایکس اس موسم خزاں میں اپنے آن لائن کورسز میں سے ایک اپنے امتحان لینے والوں کے لیے آپشن کے طور پر پیش کرے گا۔

پیئرسن وی یو ای کے صدر اور چیف ایگزیکٹو آفیسر رابرٹ ویلان نے کہا کہ “ہم ای ڈی ایکس کے ساتھ تعاون اور اپنے طالب علموں کو اپنی ملازمت کی قابلیت اور کیریئر امکانات کی مدد پر بہت خوش ہیں۔ پیئرسن وی یو ای مختار امتحانات کے آپشن فراہم کرنے پر اپنے کورسز تکمیل کی حفاظت پر ای ڈی ایکس کی مدد پر بھی مسرور ہیں۔”

ای ڈی ایکس کے بارے میں

ای ڈی ایکس اپنے بانی شراکت داروں ہارورڈ یونیورسٹی اور میساچوسٹس انسٹیٹیوٹ آف ٹیکنالوجی کا ایک غیر منافع بخش ادارہ ہے جو بذریعہ ویب انٹرایکٹو تعلیم کے لیے بالخصوص تیار شدہ تعلیم پیش کرتا ہے۔ تعاون کی طویل تاریخ اور مشترکہ تعلیمی اہداف کی بنیاد پر بانیان ایسے آن لائن کورسز کے ساتھ ایک نیا آن لائن تعلیمی تجربہ تخلیق کر رہے ہیں جو شعبہ جاتی وسعت کو ظاہر کرتے ہیں۔ آن لائن کورسز پیشکش کے ساتھ ادارے تحقیق کے لیے ای ڈی ایکس استعمال کریں گے کہ کس طرح طلبہ سیکھتے ہیں اور کس طرح ٹیکنالوجی تعلیم – آن کیمپس اور عالمی سطح دونوں پر – کو تبدیل کر سکتی ہے۔ ایم آئی ٹی کی کمپیوٹر سائنس اینڈ آرٹیفشل انٹیلی جنس لیبارٹری کے سابق ڈائریکٹر آننت اگروال ای ڈی ایکس کے پہلے صدر کی حیثيت سے خدمات انجام دے رہے ہیں۔ ای ڈی ایکس کے اہداف تمام عمر، درجوں اور اقوام سے تعلق رکھنے والے طلبہ تک رسائی اور تعلیم کو ایسے کلیہ کے ذریعے فراہم کرنے کی خواہش رکھتے ہیں جو اپنے سامعین کے تنوع کا عکاس ہو۔ ای ڈی ایکس کیمبرج، میساچوسٹس میں قائم ہے اور اس کا انتظام و انصرام ایم آئی ٹی اور ہارورڈ کی جانب سے سنبھالا جاتا ہے۔

پیئرسن وی یو ای کے بارے میں

پیئرسن وی یو ای (www.pearsonvue.com) دنیا بھر سے انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی، تعلیمی، حکومتی اور پیشہ ورانہ ٹیسٹنگ پروگراموں کے لیے کمپیوٹر بیسڈ ٹیسٹنگ کا عالمی رہنما ہے۔ پیئرسن وی یو ای ٹیسٹ ڈیولپمنٹ سے ڈیٹا مینجمنٹ تک سروسز کا مکمل مجموعہ فراہم کرتا ہے اور 175 سے زائد ممالک میں دنیا کے جامع اور محفوظ ترین امتحانی مراکز کے نیٹ ورکس کے ذریعے امتحانات پیش کرتا ہے۔ پیئرسن وی یو ای بین الاقوامی تعلیمی و معلوماتی کمپنی پیئرسن (این وائی ایس ای: PSO؛ ایل ایس ای: PSON) کا ایک ادارہ ہے جس کے کاروبار میں فنانشل ٹائمز گروپ، پیئرسن ایجوکیشن اور پینگوئن گروپ شامل ہیں۔

edX Announces Option Of Proctored Exam Testing Through Collaboration With Pearson VUE

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire — Online learning venture edX continues to transform higher education by announcing today its agreement with Pearson VUE to offer learners the option of taking a proctored final exam.

“Our online learners who want the flexibility to provide potential employers with an independently validated certificate may now choose to take the course exam at a proctored test site,” said Anant Agarwal, president of edX.  “This option enhances the value of our courses in the real world, helps us maintain our goal of making high-quality education both accessible and practical and thus is a natural evolution of edX’s core philosophy of transforming lives through education.”

Pearson VUE, a Pearson business, is the global leader in computer-based testing.  Due to this new agreement, edX learners now have the option of taking a course final exam at one of over 450 Pearson VUE test centers in more than 110 countries.  Proctors at the centers will verify the identity of the examinee and administer the tests.  Examinees using the Pearson VUE centers will take the same rigorous exam as online learners and will be charged a modest fee for the proctoring service.  EdX will offer the option to test takers for one of its online courses this Fall.

Robert Whelan, president and chief executive officer of Pearson VUE said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with edX and help its learners improve their employability and career prospects. Pearson VUE is also pleased to help edX protect the integrity of their courses by providing the option of proctored exams.”

About edX

EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web. Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new online-learning experience with online courses that reflect their disciplinary breadth. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning–both on-campus and worldwide. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX. EdX’s goals combine the desire to reach out to students of all ages, means, and nations, and to deliver these teachings from a faculty who reflect the diversity of its audience. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 175 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Noront Releases Positive Feasibility Study for Eagle’s Nest Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – September 5, 2012) – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NOT) is pleased to announce the results of an updated National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101″) compliant Feasibility Study (“FS”) for a stand alone nickel, copper, platinum group element (“Ni-Cu-PGE”) mine and mill complex exploiting the Company’s 100% owned Eagle’s Nest deposit (the “Project”), McFaulds Lake, James Bay Lowlands, Ontario. The results of the independent study, completed by Independent Consultants(1) under the supervision of Micon International (“Micon”), confirms that Eagle’s Nest offers robust economics.

FEASIBILITY STUDY HIGHLIGHTS:

A Discounted Cash Flow (“DCF”) based on the Assumed Metal Prices(2) indicates:

– an after tax Net Present Value at an 8% discount rate (“NPV(8%)”) of $543 million;

– an after tax IRR exceeding 28%;

– an estimated initial capital investment of $609 million;

– an estimated life of mine sustaining capital cost of $160 million;

– estimated operating costs (including road access fees) of $97 per tonne or $2.34 per pound of nickel equivalent or -$0.31 per pound of nickel net by-product credits;

– an estimated mine life of 11 years; and

– a capital payback period of under 3 years based on a 100% equity project.

Wes Hanson, CEO of Noront states: “The decision of the Province of Ontario to financially support the north-south road corridor pending certain approvals is a very positive development in unlocking the mineral wealth of the Ring of Fire. Our discussions with the Province have confirmed that the all-season road will be accessible to all industrial users including Cliffs and that the costs to use the road will be based on proportional usage, a critical consideration for Noront as our concentrate shipments represent less than seven percent of the currently identified ore haulage along the corridor.” Mr. Hanson adds: “We are currently focused on site work in advance of project development as we evaluate opportunities to finance project construction. Analysts are predicting a nickel price rally in 2015 and 2016 as demand outstrips supply. This timing matches the planned start of production at Eagle’s Nest. With nickel production costs in the lowest quartile of existing and planned nickel producers and limited capital costs, Eagle’s Nest remains one of the most exciting opportunities in the nickel sector today.”

ALL-SEASON ROAD ACCESS:

In a letter dated August 10, 2012, Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (“MNDM”) advised Noront that the Province was in early stage discussions with Cliffs Natural Resources regarding a north – south all-season road that would connect the Ring of Fire to existing provincial infrastructure. The letter confirmed the Province’s intent to contribute financially to develop the proposed all-season road subject to various environmental, regulatory and financial approvals.

MNDM advised Noront that “the current expectation is that the all-season road would be made available for use by industrial users other than Cliffs, with access fees generally based on proportional road usage, although specific terms are still to be determined.”

Details on the estimated capital costs of the proposed north-south road have not been provided to Noront. However, Cliffs has publically stated that the cost of their proposed integrated transportation system is budgeted at $600 million. This cost is consistent with previous work completed by Noront on this alternative and was used as the basis to establish road usage costs in the feasibility study.

In developing the DCF model for the project, Noront has assumed that concentrate shipments from site and supply shipments to site would be subject to a toll charge. On a proportional usage basis, Noront estimates that concentrate shipments represent less than seven percent of the total ore haulage along the road corridor. The Feasibility Study has assumed a toll representing 12.5% of the total road cost which includes capital, interest and maintenance costs.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The Project Description is as follows:

– 1.0 million tonne per year throughput rate, producing approximately 150,000 tonnes of high grade nickel-copper concentrate per annum;

– A proven and probable mineral reserve of:

 
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Classification                Tonnes    Nickel    Copper  Platinum Palladium

                             (x1000)       (%)       (%) (g/tonne) (g/tonne)

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Proven                       5,264.0      2.02      1.04      1.01      3.45

Probable                     5,867.0      1.38      0.72      0.78      2.76

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Proven and Probable         11,131.0      1.68      0.87      0.89      3.09

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--  Metallurgical recoveries of:

Nickel                                                                 83.1%

Copper                                                                 89.7%

Platinum                                                               74.0%

Palladium                                                              82.3%

Gold                                                                   76.7%

– Underground mining will be conducted utilizing highly productive blast hole sub-level stoping;

– All major earthworks will utilize non-acid generating mine waste rock as aggregate;

– Surface disturbance will be limited to less than 50 hectares;

– Camp supported mining operation will be supported by a year round airstrip;

– All major mining facilities (including the mill) will be located underground;

– All tailings will be stored underground as paste fill;

– Concentrate will be trucked to a rail load-out facility near Nakina along a toll road following the north-south all-season road corridor

supported by the Province of Ontario and Cliffs;

– Power will be generated on-site with the use of diesel generators, with recovered heat used to dry concentrate in a facility positioned on the

surface area adjacent to the power plant;

– Initial mine production will be from an internal ramp; and

– Production ramps will be developed after year three to access the lower levels of the deposit.

The DCF model includes operating costs to operate the mine and process plant, selling of bulk concentrate, environmental monitoring, overall management of the proposed operation, closure costs and taxes.

At current metal prices (August 31, 2012), the DCF indicates an after tax NPV(8%) of $233 million and an IRR of 18%.

Of the estimated operating cost of $97 per tonne, approximately 35% was attributed to underground mining, and approximately 34% was attributed to on-site processing (including power costs); 9% was attributed to road toll related costs, and 22% was attributed to general and administrative (“G&A”) related costs.

Mine production was estimated based on a mining recovery rate of 95% of the measured and indicated resource defined in Micon’s technical report titled “Technical Report on the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate, McFaulds Lake Project, James Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada” dated April 18, 2011 (effective date March 4, 2011). Mining dilution of 7% at zero grade was included in the estimation of proven and probable reserves.

OPERATIONS UPDATE

The Company is currently completing condemnation, geotechnical and hydrological drilling near the proposed portal location and detailed engineering related to portal construction.

The Company is evaluating potential benefits to producing both a nickel concentrate and a copper concentrate now that the development of Eagle’s Nest no longer considers use of a concentrate slurry pipeline. Additional metallurgical samples will be required as will additional metallurgical testing. This work is planned in the coming months.

The Company is continuing the consultation process with First Nation communities in the Ring of Fire. Open houses and meetings with community leaders are planned throughout the fall and winter season.

The Company is continuing to progress through the environmental permitting process with the Ontario Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (“CEAA”). The permitting process is progressing as planned with no undue delays to date. A comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Eagle’s Nest has been recommended by both agencies and the Company believes that the process will be complete by the second half of calendar 2013.

The Company maintains a strong cash position and has sufficient funding in place to complete the work planned for the fiscal year currently underway.

The NI 43-101 compliant FS will be available on SEDAR and on the Company’s website within 45 days from the date hereof.

INDEPENDENT QUALITY CONTROL AND ANALYTICAL PROTOCOL

A thorough quality control program has been in effect for the McFaulds Lake Project, which includes grouping samples into batches of 35 into which are added 2 certified reference material standards. 2 field and pulp duplicates also form part of the quality control program. It can be said with confidence that all assays have passed the strict quality control guidelines established by Noront’s Qualified Person.

Activation Labs (“Actlabs)” of Ancaster, Ontario completed all the assaying work. The samples submitted to Actlabs were analyzed for multi-elements, including Ni and Cu using a four acid digestion and by ICP analysis. The samples that received base metal values greater than the upper limit for the method underwent further analysis using ICP-OES. For the Au, Pd and Pt, the assay methodology was Fire Assay on a 30 gram aliquot with an ICP finish. Silver was analyzed using a 3-acid digest with an ICP analysis. For more information on assay methodology please visit the Actlabs website at http://www.actlabsint.com.

For further information on quality control and quality assurance and data verification procedures please reference the Company’s NI 43-101 compliant technical report “Technical Report on the Updated Mineral Resource Estimate, McFaulds Lake Project, James Bay Lowlands, Ontario, Canada” (effective March 4. 2011) available on the Company’s website and at www.sedar.com.

The preparation of this press release has been supervised by Noront’s senior management including Mr. W. Hanson, P.Geo., President and CEO, and by Mr. R. Gowans, P.Eng., Micon’s Project Manager, both of whom are Qualified Persons under Canadian Securities Administrators guidelines.

Note 1 Independent Consultants

The FS was completed by Micon and included technical input from: Tetra Tech WEI, Cementation Canada Ltd., Knight Piesold Ltd., Penguin ASI, SGS Canada Inc., Outotec Oyj., Ausenco, Nuna Logistics, and Golder Associates.

Note 2 Metal Price Assumptions:

The FS economic analysis is based on the following metal prices derived on a three year trailing average basis as of August 31, 2012:

Nickel $9.43 per pound

Copper $3.60 per pound

Platinum $1,600 per ounce

Palladium $599 per ounce

Gold $1,415 per ounce

The FS assumes a Canadian to US foreign exchange rate of 1.010.

About Noront: Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on development of the high-grade Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the high-grade Blackbird chromite deposit, both of which are located in the James Bay lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire.

For further information please contact Olya Yousefi, Manager, Corporate Communications at (416) 367-1444, or visit Noront’s website at: http://www.norontresources.com or search the Company’s publically filed documents on SEDAR at: http://www.sedar.com.

Wesley (Wes) Hanson

President & Chief Executive Officer

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, including predictions, projections and forecasts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, growth of the Company’s businesses, operations, plans and with respect to exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, permitting time lines, government regulation of exploration and mining operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of any pending litigation and timing and results of future resource estimates or future economic studies.

Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “planning”, “planned”, “expects” or “looking forward”, “does not expect”, “continues”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “potential”, “anticipates”, “does not anticipate”, or “belief”, or describes a “goal”, or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.

Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, the result of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company’s publicly filed documents. Although Noront has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

Contacts:

Noront Resources Ltd.
Olya Yousefi
Manager, Corporate Communications
(416) 367-1444
www.norontresources.com

Reem Al Hashimi co-chairs meeting of the Friends of Syria working group

Berlin: UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimi and German Foreign Minister Guido Pfister Welle co-chaired on Tuesday in Berlin, the second meeting of the working group of the ‘Friends of Syria’ concerned with rebuilding the Syrian economy.

Al Hashimi reviewed the efforts of the UAE in support of the Syrian people in economic and humanitarian fields, the latest of which was the establishment of a camp and a sophisticated field hospital on the Jordanian-Syrian border in order to alleviate the suffering of Syrian refugees.

The participants discussed the progress achieved in implementing four worksheets approved during the first meeting held in Abu Dhabi last May, which centered on providing emergency aid and donor coordination, development of economic legislation and activation of the role of the private sector to help the future of the Syrian economy.

The UAE delegation to the meeting was composed of Khalid Ghanim Al Ghaith, Assistant Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs and Mohammed Ahmed Al Mahmoud, UAE Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mohammed Bin Zayed chairs Executive Council meeting

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has ratified a decision exempting the suburban communal homes from paying fees for surveying and estimating the cost of additional plots of land needed for their extension.

The Crown Prince chaired today a meeting of the Executive Council of the Abu Dhabi emirate in the presence of HH Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Council.

The Council discussed a number of topics and projects in the fields of human and social development and infrastructure.

The ratification of the decision on exempting fees comes as the continuation of the efforts to provide adequate housing for citizens as it is considered among the major priorities the government has adopted in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, which always stressed that citizen must be the primary beneficiary of the development process.

This decision will ease the financial burden on citizens and will contribute to achieving social stability and strengthen family bonds as those who need extension of their homes are mainly from large families with many members.

The meeting also discussed a number of topics on the agenda including the improvement of the quality of private education, attraction of investment into this sector, improvement of the facilities at the reformative and punitive institutions, housing of customs department employees in the western region and improvement of the quality of government services in the emirate.

UAE-Vietnam economic relations discussed

DUBAI: Ways to strengthen economic cooperation and coordination between the UAE and Vietnam were discussed today by the UAE’s minister of economy Sultan Saeed Al-Mansouri and Vietnam’s ambassador Tran Ngoc Thach.

The meeting also discussed arrangements for the forthcoming meeting of the UAE-Vietnam Joint Committee.

AL Mansouri, in remarks at the meeting, said trade between the UAE and Vietnam reached AED 2.3 billion in 2011, up from AED 1.8 billion in 2010, before the first positive meeting of the Committee which bolstered economic and trade relations and established a new phase of fruitful cooperation.

He added that both coutnries have many good opportunities to promote their relations in different spheres and sectors.

Bids to smuggle 30000 Tramadol pills foiled in Ras Al-Khaimah

RAS AL KHAIMAH: Two seperate attempt to smuggle 30,000 Tramadol pills to the UAE were foiled by the Anti-Narcotics Department at the Ras Al-Khaimah Police within 24 hours.

The police arrested two Gulf nationals trying to smuggle 1,500 Tramadol pills hidden in a car heading to Al-Darah border checkpoint, according to the acting director of the Anti-Narcotics Department Lt Col Saeed Mohammad Al Muhairi.

In the other attempt, another Gulf national who tried to smuggle 28,500 Tramadol pills into the UAE was also arrested with three other people from different nationalities, he added.

Police and security forces at the Ministry of Interior spare no effort to combat illegal drug trade, the official stressed.

Sharjah Ruler visits UAE’s Olympic mission in London

LONDON: H. H. Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah today visited the UAE’s Olympic mission to the current 2012 London Olympics.

Present at the meeting with the members of the mission was second deputy of the chairman of the National Olympic Committee (UAE NOC)Mohammed Fadhel Al-Hamili and ambassador of the UAE to the UK Abdul Rehman Almutaiwee.

Sheikh Sultan congratulated the team on the achievements made by Emirati players Abdulla Sultan Alaryani’s who won the gold medal in the R6-50m prone rifle shooting event at the London 2012 Paralympics and Mohammed Hammadi who won the silver medal in the 200-metre T34 competition.

Expressing his best wishes of success for the team, Sheikh Sultan urged the players to win more championships and keep up the excellent performance.

Al Hamili thanked Sheikh Sultan for the visit and pledged all support to efforts raise the profile of the UAE’s national sport at international events.