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18th November private sector holiday to mark Prophet’s birthday
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, MoHRE, has announced that Sunday, 18th November will be a public holiday for private sector entities.
The announcement was made by Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, following the UAE Cabinet decision to mark Sunday as a public holiday, instead of Tuesday, 20th November, which is expected to mark Mawlid Al Nabi – the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday.
This will mean a three-day weekend with work resuming on Monday, 19th November.
The Minister extended his greetings on the occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses, Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
UAE Cabinet approves new date for Mawlid Al Nabi holiday
The UAE Cabinet confirmed that Sunday, 18th November, will be a public holiday for ministries and federal authorities, instead of Tuesday, 20th November, to mark the anniversary of Mawlid Al Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH.
Work will resume on Monday, 19th November.
The UAE Cabinet extended its greetings on the occasion to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates.
Source : https://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/3-day-weekend-in-uae-for-prophet-s-birthday-2018-11-06-1.675235
Katie Maycock | Anxiety and Digestive Health Specialist
The Importance Of A Morning Routine!
Mornings should be filled with relaxation, meditation, exercise and gently easing into the day. Sounds nice right? This is what every single morning looks like for the average person…
Yeah right! For a lot of people, it’s sleeping in as late as they can without being late for work. Getting kids ready for school. Waking up reading text messages, replying to emails, guzzling down coffee. Sound familiar?
Not only is this creating a foundation for stress and anxiety. It is ruining productivity for the day.
Having a morning routine is essential to start your day. It helps sets the tone for the day and can reduce stress dramatically.
Having a morning routine can:
1. Increase productivity
2. Reduce stress
3. Increase organisation
4. Increase mental clarity
5. Improve digestion
Those are just a few benefits from having a morning routine!
You might be thinking, I want all of those benefits! But how?
I have developed a strong and foolproof morning routine!
1. The routine starts the night before. Go to bed at a reasonable time to get seven to nine hours of sleep. In the morning, you’re going to give yourself at least an hour and fifteen minutes.
2. When you wake up, DON’T check your phone. For the first few minutes, just simply lay there and properly wake up. Stretch, gently get moving. (If your phone is your alarm clock that is fine, turn it off and put it away).
3. For the first thirty to sixty minutes DON’T check emails, messages, social media, news.. ANYTHING that is going to bombard you with information. Trust me, those emails and messages will be there when you’re ready to check them. I want you to start to think about your brain as having a limited amount of storage.
According to a study done in 2011, we are now taking in five times the amount of information then we were in just 1986.
This is leaving our brains at a mental deficit with increasing stress, reduction in productivity and less able to make effective decisions.
4. Spend at least 10 minutes meditating. Technology has made this simple! You can download a really good app called Headspace. Headspace is designed for guided meditation and really good for people who have never meditated.
5. Drink water! Sounds simple and it is. Here’s the thing, during the night you lose a lot of fluid. Drinking a glass of water helps to re-hydrate you and as an added bonus helps to start your digestive tract.
6. Start getting ready for your day. Whether that’s having a coffee and breakfast or simply showering. At this stage, you should have at least 45 minutes to get ready for work.
7. If you want to have a superstar day, incorporate some exercise in the morning. Whether it’s a 10-20 minute HIIT, walk or gym session. This can increase focus, metabolism, energy and so many more reasons.
This routine seems simple, but a lot of people struggle putting it into practice. We are habitual. To set yourself up for a successful morning, start off slowly. Start with going to bed earlier. And slowly incorporate the other points.
Within a few weeks you’ll be waking up refreshed and less stressed!
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Sean Burgess | PraxisIFM Asset Manager and Co-Founder Emirates HR
US WAGE GROWTH HITS A 9-YEAR HIGH
Rising to 3.1 percent in October from 2.8 percent in September, whilst the number of employees entering the workforce over the month beat expectations at 250,000. Despite the US-led global trade war and Donald Trump’s tumultuous first two years as President, consumer confidence in the US economy is at an 18-year high, whilst October marks a record 100th consecutive month of hiring.
US STOCKS FINISH WITH SOLID GAINS
With most indices back into positive territory for the year, with record share buybacks, pension fund purchases and positive quarterly earnings reports all contributing to the recovery. By Friday, financial data company FactSet had increased its forecast for overall S&P 500 year-over-year earnings to 24.9 percent, the same pace as the previous two quarters and remaining at a multi-year high.
BRITISH POUND RISES ON BREXIT HOPES
With the currency enjoying its second-best week of 2018 against the dollar, after reports suggested a tentative deal was in place. However, the British government and EU ocials have conrmed that whilst they are closer, there remains work to be done. The Bank of England kept its key interest rate at 0.75 percent but suggested that if the UK’s exit from EU was smooth then more hikes are on their way.
CHINA’S STOCKS SURGE ON TRADE HOPES
With the Shanghai Composite index rising 3 percent over the week, after reports emerged that an agreement on trade could be reached when President Trump meets China’s Xi Jinping later this month. A potential end to the trade war also helped the currency notch up its biggest two-day gain in over 11 years, although it slipped back again to end the week at 6.89 to 1 US dollar.
OIL PRICES FALL TO SIX-MONTH LOW
With Brent crude down to $72.83 a barrel after holding above $80 for much of the summer, as fears of excess supply persist despite Iranian sanctions coming into force today. Donald Trump has agreed to waiver retribution on eight countries that continue to import Iranian oil, including China, India, South Korea and Japan, as long as they agree to reduce their purchases from the Middle East producer.
In other financial news:
- Mexican stocks fall on political uncertainty, with the IPC Index down 0.8 percent, as investors worry about the next six years under President-elect López Obrador.
- Brazil’s Bovespa index hits record high, with the index up 3.9 percent over the week, as far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro narrowly won the run-off election.
- UAE rises in ‘ease of doing business’ list, up 10 spaces to 11th, with New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark holding the top three spots according to the World Bank.
- Apple lost its $1 trillion valuation, after the tech giant’s shares fell 7 percent on a warning sales will weaken in coming months, despite posting record quarterly profits.
1. Attract good spirits with treats.
If your office or cubicle is in a high traffic area, have a bowl of treats for passers-by. You may not have a sugar tooth yourself, but this small gesture will be appreciated by your neighbors—it’s also a simple way to strike up conversations.
2. If you’re buried, shut your door.
Not everyone has the time or the interest to participate in holiday festivities. If this is the case for you, shut the door to your office to let everyone know they’re walking past a social graveyard. If you are stuck in a cubicle, hang a tombstone with a do not disturb message.
3. Respect the dead.
If you know someone is buried with a project, don’t barge in and interrupt just because you want to show off your clown nose or T-shirt that reads “This is my Halloween costume.” Of course if you must enter the graveyard you can soften the blow with treats.
4. Catch co-workers in your web.
Decorate your area to lure office traffic. With co-workers showing up, you might be able to highlight a new project you’re working on or resource they didn’t know was available. Just be sure not to make your area an obstacle course people purposely avoid.
5. Don’t rattle the chains too loud.
There’s a lot of creepy dolls and animatronic limbs that make noise when people walk by. If you grace your haunted cubicle with one of these, be sure the volume is turned down or only turned on in off-peak hours when your co-workers won’t be disturbed by screams and howls every 5 minutes.
6. Keep an eye on the little goblins.
If your kids are stopping by the office, don’t let them run rampant. Some companies allow kids to trick or treat from office to office before hitting the streets where the real action is at. If you have a family-friendly office be sure to escort your kids around—sometimes the bosses office can be scarier than a haunted house.
7. Dress like a clown.
Or a pirate. Or a ballplayer. Just be sure that your costume is work appropriate. That means nothing too sexy, offensive or violent. Also make sure your costume isn’t overly bulky, in that it effects your job or the work of those around you. It would be embarrassing to walk around the office inadvertently knocking things over. Lastly, keep it comfortable. Masks might get annoying after a few hours (or perhaps minutes), whereas a little makeup is likely more pleasant for most. Moreover, giant spider legs sticking out of your back would make it difficult to sit down too—maybe that’s why Spider-Man simply put the emblem on his chest.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!
Source : https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecooper/2012/10/31/7-halloween-tips-for-the-workplace/#375dc2a77c14