Pinterest Facebook Indy Mayor declaring mask requirement Previous articleKennedy Water Park opens for remainder of summerNext articleCity of Elkhart has a new Chief of Police Tommie Lee Twitter Facebook Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Thursday that the city, and the rest of Marion County, will be under a mask order effective July 9.The Indy #MaskUp requirement states that everyone over the age of 3 must wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that precludes it.Masks must be worn indoors in the city unless you’re alone or eating. Outdoors, masks are not required only if you can effectively social-distance.Hogsett said this is “really not an issue of trust, it’s another step in helping Indianapolis return to a greater sense of normalcy.” By Tommie Lee – July 2, 2020 0 494
By Dialogo July 28, 2009 Shanghai (China), July 26 (EFE).- Brazil and China today inaugurated the Top China program, the first academic initiative for university exchange between the two countries, which will move a hundred students between the Asian and Latin American giants each year. Supported by Banco Santander through its global division “Santander Universidades,” which is contributing 400,000 dollars (281,480 euros) to the project, the Top China program will encourage training and research in the environment, climate change, and life sciences. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located in China’s economic capital, today welcomed forty Brazilian students and eleven professors for a three-week course in the metropolis together with some fifty Chinese university students. “This is a very important agreement which stimulates student exchange and mobility, as well as collaboration among professors to move forward on joint research projects,” Suely Vilela, the rector of the University of São Paulo and coordinator of the program in Brazil, assured EFE today. The University of São Paulo will be joined in Brazil by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Anhembi Morumbi University, the University of Brasilia, the State University of Campinas, the UNESP (São Paulo State University), the Federal University of Alagoas, Mackenzie University, Paulista University, and UNISINOS (University of the Sinos Valley). “We believe that without universities we will not be able to solve the great challenges facing the world at present,” noted the deputy general manager of Banco Santander and director of its global division Santander Universidades, José Antonio Villasante. Villasante indicated that “no other bank in the world puts as much money into education as Santander,” which last year invested 100 million euros in higher-education projects, 1.5 percent of the bank’s profits. “Today is the beginning of a very productive project that will also serve to strengthen relations in strategic areas of great importance for Brazil and China,” added the rector of the University of São Paulo, the leading research university in the Iberian world, Spain and Portugal included. In addition to the newly-inaugurated program, Santander Universidades holds agreements with Peking University, Tsinghua University (located in Beijing), the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
“So for me, protecting the freedom of the country is really something worth defending,” said Alexander, who despite completing basic training and JAG school, still downplays her accomplishments. “There are a lot of people who, in Vietnam, World War II, and Korea, actually risked their lives and redirected their careers for years, so what I’m doing is really nothing. If I can do something small compared to what they did, then I figure I have done my part.”Alexander said she also joined the reserves to set a positive example for her 8- and 4-year-old daughters. While both initially had problems understanding why mom was away at basic training, they did get a kick out of seeing MPs salute her when they came for a visit.At first, Alexander’s colleagues at Tripp Scott were nonplused when she came in one day and told them she had been offered a commission in the JAG Corps, but since the shock wore off, they have been extremely supportive.“I had to leave to do basic training and they could not have been better,” Alexander said. “Even my boss picked up and carried my caseload while I was gone.”“We are very proud of her,” said Ed Pozzuoli, Alexander’s boss at Tripp Scott. “She has taken the call for public service seriously and the firm has supported her effort and think it is quite a patriotic act.”Alexander said basic training was probably the hardest thing she ever did. While she was active in intramural sports while in college at the University of Chicago, the years, having children, and living life as a “sedentary lawyer” took their toll.“Getting up every morning at 4 a.m. so we could hit the field by 4:15 and start running in cadence, that was hard,” Alexander said, noting that she slowly did regain her athletic ability and passed the physical training requirements of the Reserves.Commissioned as first lieutenants, the JAG officers in training were not “yelled at” quite as much as the young enlisted soldiers, Alexander said, but the drill sergeants did impress upon her that the best thing an officer can do is rely upon their noncommissioned officers.“Even in the JAG Corps the NCOs are the ones who run the offices in terms of making sure all of our administrative needs are met and all the computers are up,” she said.Now assigned to the 174th Legal Support Organization, 1st Lt. Alexander works out of the reserve center in North Miami, which supports the 81st Readiness Support Command. One of the main battle groups it serves is the Third Infantry Division, headquartered in Georgia, which spearheaded the advance into Baghdad and is now deployed in and around the Iraqi capital.Before the Third ID was sent overseas, members of Alexander’s unit assisted the soldiers by taking care of their legal needs, such as helping them put their wills in order, establishing family trusts, and drafting powers of attorney “to make it easy as possible for their families back home.”When “our boys” in the Third Infantry Division come home, Alexander and her colleagues will help them reintegrate back into U.S. society.Alexander said the JAG Corps Reserves are not made up of just lawyers, but also paralegals, clerks, and administrative support personnel.“It’s basically a law firm except twice a year you can find us lying in the dirt firing M-16s together,” she said.Alexander said she does not regret for a second her decision to join the military and said, “Everybody who has been given things in their life has an obligation to look at that and do what they can to give back.” Ft. Lauderdale lawyer joins the JAG Corps Mark D. Killian Managing EditorIt’s not every 39-year-old mother of two who starts her day with a run at 4:15 in the morning.But that’s only part of what it took for Ft. Lauderdale attorney Stephanie Alexander to fulfill her desire to become an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve’s JAG Corps.Deeply moved by the events of September 11, Alexander, a healthcare lawyer with Tripp Scott, wanted to do her part to help defend the nation she says has provided her with so many opportunities.“I happen to be a lawyer, so that was the skill I could bring to the table in terms of helping in any way I could,” said Alexander, a member of the Bar since 1989, who also is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University’s law school.Alexander’s strong sense of duty and patriotism comes from the personal success she has achieved despite her humble and often troubled beginnings. Born to an unwed, teenage mother with little education and a teen father who bounced in and out of prison, Alexander credits much of her motivation to teachers who pushed her to achieve her goal of becoming a lawyer.To Alexander, the 2001 terrorist attacks threatened the freedoms and opportunities the United States provided her and others willing to work to achieve their goals. August 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Ft. Lauderdale lawyer joins the JAG Corps
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A married couple was found dead in a suspected murder-suicide inside their Mastic Beach home on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.When one of the couple’s six children was locked out of the Woodside Drive home, an adult found 29-year-old Wayne Street lying on the ground and called 911 at 4:40 p.m., police said.Officers who responded to scene found Street dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his 28-year-old wife, Jenni Lee Street, also dead from a gunshot wound, police said.Their children, who were not injured, were taken to a local hospital, where Child Protective Services interviewed them.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Congress is set to vote late Friday afternoon on whether to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority so he can negotiate a whopping trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) that involves the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations. The president has said the trade pact is a progressive step—critics say it’s a job-killer perpetrated by multinational corporations to rip off workers and override consumer protections.One problem facing the public as they try to understand what could be the world’s largest economic trade agreement ever negotiated is that “members of Congress can read the text in a secure room but cannot discuss its contents publicly,” as Kelly McBride, a media ethicist and a vice president at the Poynter Institute, recently pointed out in an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times. “Representatives from about 600 private corporations are said to have access to the document via a secure portal. Yet the public is excluded.”Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) likened the secure room to “the Bat Cave.”With the voting deadline drawing near, support for the fast-track measure has crossed party lines, splitting the president from those who might otherwise routinely back him and making unlikely alliances of politicians who normally have no position in common, as shown by Long Island’s divided Congressional delegation.Rep. Israel, Long Island’s senior Democrat in Congress, finds himself in lonely opposition to his own party’s president as Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) and Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) are joining with Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), Long Island’s senior Republican Congressional member, and possibly Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who was still undecided as of Thursday night.“Yeah, it looks like I’ll be the lone vote on this,” said Rep. Israel to the Press. “But I don’t mind being lonely; I just want to make sure I’m right.”Explaining his opposition, Israel said he’s voted against multi-lateral trade deals when George W. Bush was president, too, so it has nothing to do with party loyalty but with what’s best for his constituents and the economy.“This trade deal doesn’t give us long-lasting prosperity and stability,” he said. “It gives 11 other countries long-lasting prosperity and stability and that’s my problem with it.”He wouldn’t criticize his Democratic colleagues, particularly Rep. Rice, who just won her first election to the House. “She represents her district, I represent my district,” he said. “We’re not always going to agree on everything.”Last weekend Rep. Rice created a stir when she wrote an op-ed for The Hill, a publication that covers Congress, announcing that she’d switched sides on the TPP and fast-track. In January she’d added her name to a letter opposing granting the president “almost unfettered power” to complete the kind of trade agreement that “has led to the exploitation of the American worker.” By siding with the mainstream House Republicans she sparked a protest at her Garden City office Monday afternoon with more than 200 anti-trade deal activists reportedly shouting “Rice-a-phony” among other creative chants.“I’ve spent the past five months educating myself about this issue so I could cut through all the misinformation, and I’m confident this is the right decision for working families and small businesses in our district,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) in a statement to the Press. “I’ve always supported organized labor and I always will, but I make decisions based on facts, not political threats.”Freshman Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin had reportedly signed a letter in March calling for “swift action” on fast-track but that’s as far as he’s gone publicly.“The Congressman is working on a few outstanding questions, which hopefully he will be getting answered in the next 48 hours,” said Jennifer DiSiena, his spokesperson, on Wednesday. Asked where he stood Thursday night, we were told to wait until Friday. “Best to put him as undecided,” she said, adding that the Congressman has read both the fast-track legislation as well as the current text of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.While Rep. Meeks has been in favor of granting the president fast-track authority for months, his spokesman said, the Congressman did not respond to requests that he comment on the critics’ complaints about the secrecy surrounding the deal.“Part of my difficulty with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is that you basically have to go to the Bat Cave to read it, and that’s not sufficiently transparent,” said Rep. Israel. “A bilateral deal is complicated enough. An 11-nation trade deal where you have environmental issues, human rights issues and issues of competitiveness deserves more than an up or down vote within 90 days. It deserves scrutiny. Fast-track doesn’t afford that kind of scrutiny.”Meanwhile, some Democrats in the House have been very outspoken in their criticism of the president for pushing for fast-track authority to get this sweeping trade pact approved. As Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), one of the opponents of the measure, told The Hill, “We don’t live in a cloister where the only people who can get in are the captains of industry and the titans of Wall Street.” Echoing that sentiment was Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) who told The Hill that it was up to Democrats to defeat the bill and “save President Obama from his advisers.”Across the country organized labor and liberal political groups have rallied against the deal, claiming it will hurt American workers. The AFL-CIO has run ads claiming that “fast track kills jobs, drives down wages, and weakens competition.” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has said that the TPP could affect 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. To learn more details about the deal, his group is attempting to raise a $100,000 “bounty” to obtain more text of the trade documents. So far they’ve published three leaked chapters with 26 more still remaining secret.Two conservative Republicans, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have written why they oppose the fast-track authority, which has already passed the Senate.“The Trans-Pacific Partnership resembles a treaty more than a trade deal,” they wrote. “And like a treaty, it confers the power to both compel and restrict changes to U.S. policy, to commit the U.S. to new international obligations, and to cede sovereign authority to a foreign body…known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, which will have the power to issue regulations impacting not only trade, but immigration, the environment, labor, and commerce.” Spelling out their opposition further, they added, “Before a word, line, paragraph, or page of this plan is made public, Congress will have agreed to give up its treaty powers… In effect, one of the most sweeping international agreements seen in years will be given less legislative scrutiny and process than a Post Office reform bill.”On the other side of the aisle two leading liberal Senators, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have been adamantly opposed to granting fast-track authority to speed completion of the TPP.“Who will benefit from the TPP?” asked Sen. Warren. “American workers, consumers, small businesses, tax payers, or the biggest multinational corporations in the world?”President Obama disagrees.“I would not be doing this trade deal if I did not think it was good for the middle class,” Obama has said. “And when you hear folks make a lot of suggestions about how bad this trade deal is, when you dig into the facts they are wrong.”He singled out Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been outspoken in opposition to the TPP.“I love Elizabeth,” said the president. “We’re allies on a whole host of issues. But she’s wrong on this.”Rep. Israel believes she’s right. “I thought it was a poor choice of words by the president,” he said. “When I agree with the president, I vote with him. When I disagree, I vote against him. On this I plan to vote against him.”And even though Rep. Lee Zeldin is reportedly still making up his mind about TPP and fast-track, Rep. Israel doubted he could persuade Long Island’s conservative Congressman to share his point of view.“I don’t think he would listen to me,” said Rep. Israel with a chuckle. “I don’t think he would accept my political advice under any circumstances.”But on this bill both Long Island Congressmen could wind up on the same side—opposing the Democrat in the White House.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA wrote to Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) Wednesday supporting two of his bills that would provide regulatory relief to credit unions. In letters to Rounds, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle thanked the Senate Banking Committee member for introducing the bills.Nussle also said CUNA looks forward to continuing to work with Rounds and other legislators as the bills move forward.The bills are:The Home Mortgage Disclosure Adjustment Act (S. 3215)The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau now requires credit unions that have originated 25 or more closed-end mortgage loans in the prior year to report dozens of data points in addition to what is required in the Dodd-Frank Act. continue reading »
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle urged credit union stakeholders to maintain the momentum of support for the Senate’s bipartisan regulatory relief bill in an action alert issued Wednesday. In the video, Nussle said more work remains after CUNA’s Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation credit unions achieved several significant victories in 2017.“We’re close to another one of those right now, a very meaningful win, but to cross the finish line, we’re going to need some of your help,” Nussle said. “S. 2155 is a bipartisan regulatory relief package that would be enormously beneficial to credit unions…We need to make it very difficult for anyone in Congress to vote no on this bill.”Nussle urged credit union stakeholders to contact their Senators through CUNA’s Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation website, or go out to member via CUNA’s Member Activation Program. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
What do employees really want out of their physical working environment? What’s the right answer in the open office vs private office debate? How does your culture resonate with employees in the workplace?These are just a few of the questions we set out to answer in the course of researching and gathering input from over a thousand credit union employees for our latest whitepaper, “A Study of Credit Union Workplaces and the Future of Work.” It’s one thing to discuss these topics from a high-level view, but we believe that gathering data to capture a more accurate picture of the situation is vital when making facilities decisions that have long-term impacts on your staff and your credit union.The answers to these and other popular questions about the credit union working environment are not always what you’d expect. We’d like to share the three most surprising insights we found in the data.Employees want an environment that takes care of their basic wellness and comfort needs.The offices that make the news the most are places like Google and Silicon Valley startups that focus on fun with things like bean bag chairs and game rooms. But do these types of workplaces attract employees?The answer is no! When ranked in terms of importance, basic wellness, and comfort features such as lighting, a comfortable chair, noise levels, and temperature were by far the top priorities in the workplace. But the data also found that while these features were the most important, they were also some of the features that employees were least satisfied with. And, going into the COVID-19 pandemic, only about two-thirds of credit union employees were satisfied with general cleanliness and health and safety provisions.The takeaway? If you want to make the biggest impact on engagement, recruiting, and retention efforts, look past the gimmicks and make sure that your employees’ basic needs are taken care of first!The answer to the “open office vs private offices” debate is “neither.”This is a hotly contested topic, and the sides generally fall into fully open office workspaces or private offices and cubicles. But it turns out that this is a false dichotomy. What the average employee really wants is the choice to pick their own workspace.The nature of work is changing from being task-based to more collaborative and project based, and as a result it’s becoming difficult for many employees to accomplish tasks in their current workspaces. Only 55% of credit union employees work from a single workstation, and, of those who work in multiple settings, only 33% feel encouraged to do so and only 28% feel that their culture supports mobility in the workplace. And on the flip side, only 25% of employees are satisfied with the availability of quiet spaces for focused work.The solution is to provide a balance of private and collaborative spaces so that your employees can choose the setting that best fits the task at hand, working in a collaborative space with coworkers or retreating to a quiet workstation for focused tasks. This approach to workplace strategy is called Activity Based Working.Only 57% of credit union employees are proud of their workplace.Word of mouth and employee referrals is a leading source of new hires, yet only 57% of credit union employees say that they would be proud to bring people to their workplace and only 61% say their workplace environment contributes to a sense of community. Culture is a driving force for recruiting and retention, even outweighing pay, but the data reveals that this is an area that many credit union employees are unsatisfied with.The credit union mission of “People Helping People” is a powerful draw for employees looking to do impactful work. But culture needs to permeate through an organization and be embodied at all levels, supporting not only members but employees as well. All of the insights from our research stem from this. We’ve uncovered areas where credit unions have an opportunity to better support their employees, but it’s the culture of the organizations that enables them to make a meaningful impact.One of the largest driving forces behind these low numbers is a disconnect between policies set by the organization and the physical working environment supporting those policies. A common example is around taking breaks and relaxing during working hours. Many credit unions encourage this through policy, but 49% of credit union employees say that their workplace doesn’t support them taking breaks. Understanding where these gaps between employee’s expectations and reality are for both your organization and the industry as a whole can help you better target your investments in the workplace for the largest impact.Learn MoreThis is just the tip of the iceberg. To learn more about the current state of credit union workplace environments and the future of work, as well as strategies to transform your workplace into one that engages your employees and attracts the best talent, download the full whitepaper today! 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jay Speidell Jay Speidell is the Marketing Manager at Momentum, a strategic design-build partner that takes a people centric approach to helping credit unions across the nation thrive. Web: www.momentumbuilds.com Details
– Advertisement – OlderRevelton Suites have once again won the World Travel Awards “On top of that, we are trying to make sure safeguards for residents and for visitors coming to the destination are being met. “There are frameworks from the World Travel & Tourism Council, called Safe Travels, as well as the Dubai Assured programme, both of which are being adhered to across the emirate. “All customer touchpoints, across hotels, restaurants, and shopping malls have seen the regulations enforced – all public spots.“Checks are carried out on a bi-weekly basis; we send inspectors in to make sure all necessary protocols are being implemented.”This was due to be a banner year for Dubai, with the emirate hoping to welcome 20 million international guests for the first time.While the figure will not now be achieved, a domestic boom has made up for some of the short-fall, with plans in place to ensure growth returns in 2021.Shayan explains: “We have seen a big domestic boom in tourism since we reopened in July. “We had around 750 hotels open in Dubai pre-pandemic, in February this year, and we currently have around 600 open. “There has been some international visitation, and we are looking at a positive feeling moving forward.“At this stage we are not able to put a figure on how many guests we will welcome this year, with hotels opening and closing, it has been a more complex situation than normal.“However, we hope to have some numbers out by the end of the year.”While the market looks likely to remain subdued in the short-term, investment has continued to flow into the emirate, suggesting confidence in a long-term return. Sofitel Dubai the Obelisk recently became the latest in a long line of hotels to open this year, while properties set to come onto the market in coming months will allow the emirate to reach previously untapped segments. Shayan continues: “There are new properties opening, which does show the strength of the industry here in Dubai. “We have the Sofitel Dubai the Obelisk which has recently opened, while there is also the Rove La Mer Beach. “The latter is an affordable hotel, aimed at families who want to be right next to the beach, but do not want to pay Palm Jumeirah prices – really for those in the know. “There is also the Riu Dubai, a four-star beach resort, the first of its type here in Dubai – with around 400-keys. “These are all very exciting openings and show our strength in the long term.”Of course, there would be little point opening new rooms if travellers were unable to get to the emirate. Flag-carrier Emirates has been instrumental in the success of Dubai as a tourism destination over the past three decades, and there has been no change this year.“Emirates remains one of our key strategic partners and they really have been since the emergence of Dubai on the world hospitality map,” says Shayan. “They have done a fantastic job throughout the pandemic, initially by providing insurance for travellers, which has now been extended until the end of the year.“They have also gone back to two thirds of their network, and they are now flying to over 90 destinations. “Emirates has also given residents who want to come back to Dubai a chance to do so, and this has been getting some very positive feedback.”The carrier most recently returned to a series of European cities, while it has also been at the forefront of Covid-19 testing. Over the summer months, when demand is traditionally low, even without a global pandemic raging, Dubai has also worked to develop new markets.New types of visa are now on offer, both to those looking to ‘work-from-home’ in Dubai, or considering somewhere to retire.Both are part of a wider plan to grow the emirate in new directions, explains Shayan: “As a destination we always need to look at how we can evolve, looking at different angles of how we can introduce different people to what is on offer here.“There is a big belief at Dubai Tourism that this is a city for all, and we try to showcase that through products we have, as well as through the initiatives we launch.”He adds: “The two new visas are an example of that. “The retirement visa is pretty straightforward, it is aimed at people who have been to Dubai before, who have spent some time here and are looking for a destination which has sun, sea and sand. “They know their retirement funds are doing well, there is no complicated paperwork, and it is an easy step forward. “Secondly, I think the work visa is one of most exciting things we have done during the pandemic. “In this new day-and-age, with people working from home, what better place to work from than by the pool here in Dubai?“We have the perfect eco-system to support this market, and we have had major success in terms of enquiries on this – people asking how they can make the move.“This is a nice alternative to people who might have travelled to Dubai, who can now spend some time here longer-term.” As attention turns to next year, and a possible Covid-19 vaccine brings hope to the global hospitality market, Dubai is well placed to return to growth. The rescheduled Expo 2020 Dubai will provide a focal point for the year, while there is optimism Covid-19 regulations might eventually be relaxed. Shayan continues: “Expo 2020 Dubai will now take place in October next year, running into March 2022. “There are a lot of fantastic people working on the project and they are looking into how best we can showcase the experience of an event of this kind in the post-pandemic world.“I think, with the expo itself, it is really meant to be an event for all.“A lot of people initially thought it was for a business market, but this is not the case – it is very much aimed at the public, offering a chance to come and learn. “The team, right now, are examining how they can come back stronger, to reassure everybody things are going to be managed well.”In closing, Shayan says Dubai is now once again very much open for business: “Dubai is really open for all, and with the different protocols and measures we have put in place we are very confident we are ready to welcome people safely. “The message is very much that we are ready.”More InformationDubai is considered the Middle East’s Leading Destination by voters at the World Travel Awards. Find out more about visiting on the official website. Combined, these measures have allowed the city to curtail the growth of the pandemic, and led to the return of something like normal life. As Shahab Shayan, senior manager for international operations at Dubai Tourism, tells Breaking Travel News: “We reopened on July 7th, and since then we have made sure there are strict guidelines and protocols in place, and that they are followed. “We have used the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, which are essentially to test, test and test – so far, we have carried out around 14 million tests here in the United Arab Emirates. – Advertisement – With an economy dependent on international tourism, it was no surprise to see Dubai reopen its doors to travellers in July. The commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates counts on the sector for over ten per cent of gross domestic product, or upward of US$30 billion, each year.- Advertisement – However, what was not inevitable, was the success the emirate has welcomed over the following months.A strict testing regime at Dubai International Airport sees all guests checked for Covid-19 on arrival, limiting imported cases.At the same time, comprehensive protocols govern the day-to-day actions of both residents and guests across the emirate.- Advertisement –