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New Year’s Eve in Dubai is always a super celebration filled with happy memories, fun moments, and world-class entertainment — and this year is no exception. As the clock ticks down to the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, now is the ideal time to start making plans to usher in the new year in style. With the city’s New Year’s Eve festivities coinciding with the Dubai Shopping Festival’s packed lineup of entertainment, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy.
From fun-filled markets to amazing live performances by some of the world’s biggest and best musicians, New Year’s Eve in Dubai is shaping up to be a wonderful evening for the whole family. Take a look and get a booking!
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Kiss 2020 goodbye with KISS!
Giving 2020 a truly epic send-off in their larger-than-life style, KISS, the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and multi-platinum selling US rock band will play a huge concert at Atlantis, The Palm on New Year’s Eve. In true KISS fashion, the band will stage the biggest, loudest and best concert event Dubai has ever seen. The live performance and pyrotechnics show will be filmed by more than 50 cameras providing 360-degree views. The event will be streamed live online from 9 pm.
Al Seef Sea Kite Show
Families and friends heading to the wonderful Dubai Shopping Festival Markets at Al Seef Presented by Al Foah this NYE can explore the Al Seef Sea Kite Show. Watch as stunning life-size and over-sized sea creature-themed kites transform Al Seef into an underwater wonderland with fantastic aquatic creatures floating in the skies above.
Ruler of Wonderland Fun Zone
A must-visit for fans of the classic children’s story ‘Alice in Wonderland’, the Dubai Shopping Festival Markets at Al Khawaneej will host The Queen of Hearts, Ruler of Wonderland fun zone. Featuring a Magic Maze, Tea Party, outdoor cinema, arts & crafts plus a Talking Tree, Wishing Lake, and lots of entertainment throughout, a market is a great place for families to start their NYE celebrations.
A Getaway into the Deserts
From desert safaris featuring sandboarding and dune bashing to hot-air balloon rides overlooking the city or stargazing in serenity, Dubai’s deserts offer both- adventure and peace for you to begin 2021 with. Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is the perfect place for couples or friends seeking a private holiday. Families can opt to indulge in a wide array of activities at Bab Al Shams.
Offering the best of Bedouin-style culinary experience and entertainment, Al Hadeerath’s delectable selection of regional favorites is prepared across 14 live cooking stations. Nestled in the deserts with rolling dunes with live Arabic music against a rustic setting, this part culinary bazaar and part cultural theatre is not to be missed.
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Dinner in the sky
If there is another name for exuberance, it is Dubai’s Dinner in the Sky. Suspended 50 m above land by a crane and giving a spectacular view of the Dubai Marina, this place presents an unforgettable dining experience to its guests. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or an evening tea with the wind in your hair and the city beneath your feet.
Party your way into 2021 on a luxury yacht
Dubai is well known for its luxury boats that hold many events, trips, and celebrations. Be it sailing past the city’s iconic landmarks or an evening dinner cruise along the Creek, choosing one is a difficult task, so you can try both whiles also engaging in a relaxing fishing expedition. (IANS)
The US researchers have discovered a class of immune cells that plays a role in miscarriage, which affects about a quarter of pregnancies.
Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco found that the recently discovered subset of cells known as extrathymic Aire-expressing cells in the immune system may prevent the mother's immune system from attacking the placenta and fetus.
The researchers showed that pregnant mice who did not have this subset of cells were twice as likely to miscarry, and in many of these pregnancies fetal growth was severely restricted.
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"When you're pregnant, the immune system is seeing the placenta for the first time in decades -- not since the mother made a placenta when she herself was a fetus," said Eva Gillis-Buck, from UCSF.
"Our research suggests that this subset of immune cells is carrying out a sort of 'secondary education' -- sometimes many years after the better-known population of the educator cells have carried out the primary education in the thymus -- teaching T cells not to attack the fetus, the placenta and other tissues involved in pregnancy," she added. The findings are published in the journal Science Immunology.
The immune system has to be educated not to attack one's own tissues and organs to prevent autoimmune disease. But pregnancy presents a unique challenge since the fetus expresses proteins found in the placenta as well as proteins whose genetics are distinct from the mother.
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"It was a conceptual leap to link Aire-expressing cells, which are critical for preventing autoimmune disease, to pregnancy," said Tippi Mackenzie, Professor of Surgery at UCSF's Center for Maternal Foetal Precision Medicine.
In the thymus, Aire-expressing cells begin interacting with other immune cells very early in life to teach them what not to attack. The thymus begins to shrink and is nearly gone by adulthood, by which time most immune cells have been educated. But as the thymus shrinks, the population of eTACs in lymph nodes and the spleen expands, the researchers explained.
The study suggests a healthy pregnancy may depend on having these cells around, they added. (IANS/KB)
The tiny emojis being shared on billions of devices worldwide can play a major role in digital communication, with most people saying that emoji compels them to feel more empathy towards others, according to an Adobe report.
Adobe's global emoji study found that emoji even helps people overcome language barriers and form connections that would otherwise be difficult to do.
"We were surprised and delighted by the discoveries made in the survey, most notably how enthusiastic respondents were for emoji as a means to express themselves," the company said in a statement.
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Emojis sometimes get criticized for being overly saccharine, but this sweetness is key when it comes to diffusing some of the heaviness of online communication.
"Many of the emoji are focused on positive emotions, so it's easy to insert them into our conversations and lighten the mood," the Adobe study said.
It's not surprising that over half of those surveyed feel more comfortable using emojis than talking on the phone or in person.
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This applies to less intense situations too. Dating, for example, can be tricky — especially when it's online or via digital apps, as it often is now.
The study also found that emoji even helps people overcome language barriers and form connections that would otherwise be difficult to do.
In celebration of World Emoji Day on Saturday, Adobe's '2021 Global Emoji Trend Report' surveyed 7,000 people in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. (IANS/KB)
Following the grand Richard Branson show where he carried Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla and fellow space travelers on his shoulders after successfully flying to the edge of space, it is time for Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to applaud Sanjal Gavande, one of the key engineers who designed the New Shephard rocket set to take Bezos and the crew to space on July 20.
Billionaire Bezos is set to fly to the edge of space aboard what is touted as the world's first unpiloted suborbital flight. Born in Kalyan, Maharashtra, Gavande is a systems engineer at Blue Origin who always dreamt of designing aerospace rockets.
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After completing Bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Mumbai, she flew to the US in 2011 to pursue a Master's in mechanical engineering from the Michigan Technological University. She also applied for an engineering job at the US space agency NASA but finally landed her dream job at Blue Origin
Sirisha flew to the US in 2011 to pursue a Master's in mechanical engineering from the Michigan Technological University.IANS
Bezos, his brother Mark, aviation pioneer Mary Wallace 'Wally' Funk, and other passengers are set to liftoff from west Texas and travel just beyond the edge of space on July 20. Blue Origin announced this week that Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old high school graduate from the Netherlands, would join the crew.
Oliver is the son of millionaire Joe Daemen, Founder, and CEO of the Dutch investment company Somerset Capital Partners. Blue Origin, however, did not reveal how much Daemen paid for his son's trip to space. Bezos chose July 20 as the launch date to honor the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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The launch site for Blue Origin's first human flight will be in a remote location north of Van Horn, Texas, from where the firm had launched New Shepard for previous flights. Blue Origin has received final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry humans on the New Shepard rocket into space.
On July 12, Bandla touched the edge of space with three others, including Virgin Galactic's billionaire CEO Richard Branson. Bandla vaulted into space onboard VSS Unity 22. After the successful spaceflight, Branson carried the Indian-American on his shoulders while celebrating their flight to space, at Spaceport America in New Mexico. (IANS/KB)