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DP World Port Sale Controversy of 2006 – Port Security and Terrorism, Dubai Ports World Bid for P&O Steam Navigation

This unique electronic book on CD-ROM has an amazing collection of the finest federal documents and resources about the controversy surrounding the bid by DP World for ports operated by the P&O Steam Navigation Company.

The disc includes material about the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS), Exon-Florio provisions, and associated U.S. Department of Treasury guidelines. “If there was any chance that this transaction would jeopardize the security of the United States, it would not go forward. The company has been cooperative with the United States government. The company will not manage port security. The security of our ports will continue to be managed by the Coast Guard and Customs. The company is from a country that has been cooperative in the war on terror, been an ally in the war on terror.

The company operates ports in different countries around the world, ports from which cargo has been sent to the United States on a regular basis.” – President George W. Bush, February 21, 2006. President Bush strongly supports the decision to move forward with the DP World transaction. The administration, as required by law, has reviewed the transaction to make certain that it does not in any way jeopardize national security. Under the process conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), officials carefully reviewed! the national security issues raised by the transaction and its effect on our national security.

Twelve Federal agencies and the government’s counterterrorism experts closely and carefully reviewed the transaction to make certain it posed no threat to national security. DP World has signed a letter of assurances making commitments to meet and maintain security standards for the port terminals that they will own and operate in the United States. There are a number of safeguards that are in place in the agreement, and the American people should feel confident that the transaction will in no way harm the security of the Nation’s ports.

DP World, a UAE-based commercial entity, is purchasing the U.S. subsidiary of the London-based P&O Steam Navigation Company. The announcement of DP World’s bid for P&O was made in November 2005, and the news was widely reported in the press and international financial trade publications. The formal CFIUS process was set into motion in December, and the Federal government conducted a thorough review to ensure that port security would in no way be compromised by the deal.

The President has made clear that he stands firmly behind the decision to allow the DP World transaction to move forward. Preventing this transaction by a reputable company to go forward after careful review would send a terrible signal to friends and allies that investments in the United States from certain parts of the world are not welcome. DHS, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other Federal agencies, sets the standards for port security and ensures that all port facility owners and operators comply with these standards.

DP World will not manage port security, nor will it own any ports. DP World would take on the functions now performed by the British firm P&O – basically the off- and on-loading of cargo. Employees will still have to be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. No private company currently manages any U.S. port. The United States has traditionally welcomed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and provided foreign investors fair, equitable and nondiscriminatory treatment with few limited exceptions designed to protect national security.

The Exon-Florio provision is implemented within the context of this open investment policy. The intent of Exon-Florio is not to discourage FDI generally, but to provide a mechanism to review and, if the President finds necessary, to restrict FDI that threatens the national security. The Exon-Florio provision is implemented by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United

2006 DP World Port Sale Controversy – Port Security and Terrorism, Dubai Ports World Bid for P&O Steam Navigation, UAE, CFIUS and the Bush Administration

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CN Tower: Downtown Toronto, Tower, List of tallest freestanding structures in the world, Burj Dubai, Privatization, Government- owned corporation, Canada … Company, Real estate, Wonders of the World

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The CN Tower, located in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world. On September 12, 2007, after holding the record for 31 years, the CN Tower was surpassed in height by the still-under-construction Burj Dubai. It remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Americas, the signature icon of Toronto’s skyline, and a symbol of Canada, attracting more than two million international visitors annually. CN originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. Following the railway’s decision to divest non-core freight railway assets, prior to the company’s privatization in 1995 it transferred the tower to the Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation responsible for real estate development. Since local residents wished to retain the name CN Tower, the abbreviation is now said to expand to Canada’s National Tower rather than the original Canadian National Tower; however, neither of these names are commonly used.

CN Tower: Downtown Toronto, Tower, List of tallest freestanding structures in the world, Burj Dubai, Privatization, Government- owned corporation, Canada … Company, Real estate, Wonders of the World

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Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

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From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed “Islam” as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie even the most “objective” coverage of the Islamic world.Amazon.com Review
While the 16 years that have passed since the first edition of this book hit the stands have been marked by an increase in sensitivity toward many ethnic, racial, and sexual minorities, the easy acceptance of stereotypes and prejudices in the portrayal, depiction of, and reporting about Islamic peoples has remained largely constant. In this updated version of this rigorous but engaging volume Edward Said looks at how American popular media has used and perpetuated a narrow and unfavorable image of Islamic peoples, and how this has prevented understanding while providing a fictitious common enemy for the diverse American populace.

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World

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List of Tallest Buildings and Structures in The World: Supertall, Dubai, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Radio Masts and Towers, CN Tower

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The world’s tallest structure is the 828 m (2,720 ft) tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building gained the official title of “Tallest Building in the World” at its opening on 4 January 2010. It is taller than any other man-made structure ever built. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, one organization that certifies buildings as the “World?s Tallest”, recognizes a building only if at least fifty percent of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area. Structures that do not meet this criterion, such as the CN Tower, are defined as “towers”.

List of Tallest Buildings and Structures in The World: Supertall, Dubai, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Radio Masts and Towers, CN Tower

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Abu Dhabi Aviation: Abu Dhabi, Bombardier Q Series, Dubai, Flughafen Dubai, Flughafen Dubai- World Central International

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Abu Dhabi Aviation (arabisch ????? ????? ???????) ist ein Versorgungs- und Transportflugunternehmen mit Sitz in Abu Dhabi in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten. Es führt hauptsächlich Flüge zu Ölbohrinseln der Vereinten Arabischen Emirate und anderen arabischen Ländern durch. Mit Stand Oktober 2009 besteht die Flotte der Abu Dhabi Aviation aus 47 Hubschrauber und drei Flugzeugen. Der Internationale Flughafen Abu Dhabi ist der wichtigste Flughafen des Emirates Abu Dhabi und zugleich Drehkreuz und Heimatbasis von Etihad Airways. Abu Dhabi wird von rund 20 Fluggesellschaften angeflogen. Der Flughafen wird stufenweise bis 2010 für 20 Millionen Passagiere ausgebaut, seit 2006 befinden sich ein neues Terminal und eine weitere Startbahn im Bau.

Abu Dhabi Aviation: Abu Dhabi, Bombardier Q Series, Dubai, Flughafen Dubai, Flughafen Dubai- World Central International

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The Arab World: Personal Encounters

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In an updated and expanded version of their award-winning survey, first published in 1987, two noted scholars draw on forty years of experience in the region to trace its recent political, military, economic, and social history. Original.”

The Arab World: Personal Encounters

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Instant Cities: Emergent Trends in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arab World

Instant Cities: Emergent Trends in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arab World

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Count Your Way Through the Arab World

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Uses Arabic numerals from one to ten to introduce concepts about Arab countries and Arab culture.

Count Your Way Through the Arab World

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The New Gulf – How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good

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A new Gulf is rising one that will be radically different to the one we know. This book is about the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the 6 Gulf states of the GCC… Now the fastest growing part of the world economy.

This absorbing new publication provides a concise but complete description of the Arabian countries benefiting most from the affluence sweeping the Middle East in the 21st century. The New Gulf How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good focuses on the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the Gulf states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It provides a timely explanation of how the region was developed and the significant impact it will have on the world in the years to come.

The author, Edmund OSullivan, delves into Arabias past to narrate a remarkable story. It encompasses Adam and Eve, Alexander..Persians..Rome..Byzantium.. Islam..the Seljuks..Ottomans..Portuguese.,Dutch..British traders. Finally, he describes the dramas of the 20th C, incl. oil that made the Gulf one of the worlds most vital regions.

Turning to the present, he forecasts the 6 Arabian countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to become the sixth largest economy in the world by 2030. He predicts the civilization emerging in the New Gulf will help transform the wider region for the better, with profound and inspiring consequences.

OSullivan challenges the common assertion that the Gulf is a permanent source of political instability and that conflict in the region is inevitable. He foresees its growing affluence as having a profound, positive and irreversible impact on some of the biggest issues both the region and the world face in the 21st century.

Putting years of experience and specialized knowledge into a single volume, The New Gulf: How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good is essential reading for residents in – or visitors to – the Gulf.

The New Gulf – How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good

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Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

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In a post-9/11 world, many Americans conflate the mainstream Muslim majority with the beliefs and actions of an extremist minority. But what do the world’s Muslims think about the West, or about democracy, or about extremism itself? Who Speaks for Islam? spotlights this silenced majority. The book is the product of a mammoth six-year study in which the Gallup Organization conducted tens of thousands of hour-long, face-to-face interviews with residents of more than 35 predominantly Muslim nations — urban and rural, young and old, men and women, educated and illiterate. It asks the questions everyone is curious about: Why is the Muslim world so anti-American? Who are the extremists? Is democracy something Muslims really want? What do Muslim women want? The answers to these and other pertinent, provocative questions are provided not by experts, extremists, or talking heads, but by empirical evidence — the voices of a billion Muslims.

Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

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Robin Soderling Vs Stanislas Wawrinka Live Streaming – ATP Abu Dhabi World Challenge

Abu Dhabi Ready to Host Capitala Tennis Championship

Robin Soderling Vs Stanislas Wawrinka Live Streaming

The Capitala World Tennis Championship returns to Abu Dhabi on Dece,ber 31st 2009 and the finishing touches have been made so the top players can have the best place to start the 2010 tennis season.

The repaved court at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex will host Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Nikolay Davydenko, Robin Soderling, David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka for the first exhibition tournament of the year.

Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga was on the field but he withdrew because he is not ready to start the 2010 season.

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The court is paved with Plexipave, the same surface used at the Australian Open, which will provide the players with the perfect build- up for the season’s first Grand Slam.

The Tennis Village is gearing up to provide a host of entertainment for all the family, including a Speed Serve Challenge, Batak machine, player autograph signings, tennis clinics and some great give-aways.

The village is open from 10:00am daily and free to non-ticket holders.

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UAE volunteers scale Mount Kilimanjaro summit to raise funds for anti-Malaria campaign

climb-kilimanjaroSHARJAH, March 14th, 2010: A group of volunteers from the UAE led by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Thani have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, in support of an international campaign to fight Malaria and other contagious diseases.

The group pledged to raise awareness on the diseases by struggling their way up to the high summit.

Malaria is the leading cause of death for children in Tanzania. Worldwide, a child dies every 30 seconds. An estimated 20 per cent of the world’s population mostly those living in the world’s poorest countries is at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria causes more than three hundred million acute illnesses and kills at least one million people every year. Ninety per cent of deaths due to malaria occur in Africa, south of the Sahara, and most deaths occur in children under the age of five, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)

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Sand to Silicon: Achieving Rapid Growth Lessons from Dubai

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Over just three generations and within the past half century the tiny emirate of Dubai – which unlike many states in the region has not had the benefit of huge oil resources – has raised its profile globally through a range of bold developments and clever ideas. These include its free zones for business that have made it a regional centre for many firms, its biennial air show, the Dubai World Cup horse race, its development as a tourist centre that is home to some of the most stunning hotels in the world, the building of the Palm island and the planned construction of the world’s tallest building.

In Sand to Silicon Sampler and Saeb Eigner outline a model for how this large-scale rapid growth has been achieved and they pinpoint the reasons for Dubai’s success:

  • Leadership that is visionary, inspirational and embraces risks, that is demanding but supportive, and that builds confidence.
  • A leanness of organizational structure and bureaucracy, which helps to speed things up.
  • Openness to outside influence and competition, and to the views of all stakeholders.
  • Good communication channels and access to decisionmakers.
  • A business culture founded on trust – but not without regulation where it is necessary to reinforce trust and confidence in the system.

As Sampler and Eigner say in their concluding chapter, these are all things that any organization will benefit from.

Sand to Silicon: Achieving Rapid Growth Lessons from Dubai

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The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

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In a provocative, timely book, a noted journalist and expert on Arab-American affairs overturns long-held Western myths about the Arab world, and offers a doctrine to help the United States correct its assumptions concerning the region.

Wanting to know why September 11 happened, journalist Lee Smith moved to Cairo. There, he discovered that the standard explanation-a clash of East and West led to the attacks-was simply not the case. As Smith outlines in The Strong Horse, the problems of the Middle East have little to do with Israel, the United States, or the West in general. The strife exists within the Arab world itself.

Through clear-eyed analysis, Smith explodes the many myths permeating Americans’ understanding of the Arab world: colonialism spurred the region’s ongoing turmoil; Arab liberalism is waiting for U.S. intervention; technology and democracy can be transforming. In response to these untruths, Smith offers what he terms the “Strong Horse Doctrine”-that Arabs want to align themselves with strength, power, and violence. Given America’s ongoing interest in the Middle East, Smith says America needs to be the strong horse in order to reclaim its role there, and only by understanding the nature of the region’s ancient conflict can we succeed.

The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

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StanChart restricts trading on Dubai World instruments

StanChart restricts trading on Dubai World instruments
DUBAI, March 11 (Reuters) – Standard Chartered on Wednesday put restrictions on internal trading of indebted conglomerate Dubai World’s [DBWLD.UL ] instruments ahead of an expected restructuring proposal, bankers said.

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