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Apr27

Dubai opens first solar powered gas station

By: Gulf News Source: Gulf News DUBAI: When you’re in the business of selling petrol, why use solar power at all? A Dubai oil retailer has no problems doing so. On Wednesday, Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) has opened the country’s first solar-powered petrol station. The newly-opened service station on Shaikh Zayed Road near the twin Internet-Media City is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. Enoc, a government-owned oil retailer, claims the capacity is about 30 percent more energy than the station needs, so the excess power is directed back into the city’s power grid. The UAE, the fourth-biggest oil producer among Opec members, has made a...

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Apr26

Speedo launches ‘burkini’ beachwear for Muslim women

By: Melissa Yeo, Parramatta Advertiser Source: Daily Telegraph (Australia) IF YOU’VE ever gone swimsuit shopping and struggled to find the right fit — save a thought for Anisa Buckley. A keen squad swimmer as a young teen, she was turned away from the sport when she couldn’t find the right swimwear. “Once I hit 14 I had to start making do with swimming clothes,” she said. “I would wear light weight long pants and long sleeve cotton shirts because there was nothing readily available. “A lot of pools had policies about wearing clothes at the time so it made it hard for people who wanted to train and wear modest clothes.” In recent years she has rekindled her love for swimming with a group of...

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Apr26

What are the duties of a parent to a child?

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş To begin with, a name attracts the thing that it signifies. To be able to give your child a name with a good meaning. In other words, [we speak of] a pleasantness, a beauty that comes when you call your child by a certain name. This is very important. During the time of the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him), a camel was to be milked. “Who will milk the camel?” the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) asked. A man stood up. The Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) said: “What is your name?” “Murra,” the man replied.  Murra, meaning bitterness. A holdover from the Age of Ignorance. “You sit down,” he said. A...

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