06/06/2005 Issue 124 Past Issues

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Abandoned or runaway dogs are living on their own in the streets. They breed out of control. If nothing is done this situation quickly causes overpopulation which can lead to social problems for the human population as well as become a health risk for humans and animals.
To keep this problem away from the animal loving tourists these stray dogs are often brutally shot, beaten to death or poisoned. The problem can’t solve this way, though, since the place one dog leaves behind is quickly filled by another stray from the vicinity.
With the idea of animal protection in mind, the only effective long-term method to solve the problem is an area-wide birth rate limitation.

Our skillful dogcatchers lure the dogs with food so that they can be captured. Extremely timid animals are tranquilized and brought to our clinic. The locals often helped us to catch the dogs an bring them to our cars.

Well trained veterinary surgeons examine, vaccinate, de-worm and castrate the dogs under anaesthesia, using the newest medical methods. Additional medical treatment is provided whenever necessary. Each dog is then registered and marked by VIER PFOTEN with a collar, making it clear to everyone that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies and castrated.

After coming out of anaesthesia every animal stays at least one day to be observed under our care.

It is important that the dogs are released in the same place they were caught so that they can resume the same social position held before in their territory.

The dogs then live in their same familiar environment as before, only without the ability to have puppies.

The local administration that we are working with promises to kill no more dogs, and instead commit themselves to providing training our castration project on a long-term basis.

You can also support our commitment to stray dogs! With a donation you can help us to finance the castration and vaccination of a dog. Any donation is welcome and will be used in accordance with the idea of modern animal protection.

Are you interested in our work? We would be happy to send you additional information about our projects.

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SCT Plans to Develop Red Sea Resorts
P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News
Prince Sultan ibn Salman, secretary-general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism, inspects exhibits at the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization in Riyadh on Wednesday. Prince Sultan commended SASO’s efforts in promoting tourism. (SPA)


JEDDAH, 2 June 2005 — Saudi Arabia intends to establish a number of tourist resorts along the 1,800-km-long Red Sea coastline as part of its efforts to promote domestic tourism and win the hearts of local and foreign tourists. Prince Sultan ibn Salman, secretary-general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism, yesterday signed an SR2.08 million contract with an international consultancy to prepare a plan for tourism development projects on the Red Sea. Prince Sultan said the agreement was aimed at making a long-term plan for tourism development on the Red Sea coast and islands having a total length of 1,800 kms and depth of 25 to 50 kms, making use of international expertise.

“Be Closer to Your Family...Know the Kingdom” is the title of the campaign, Prince Sultan said, adding that the campaign was aimed at promoting a culture of tourism. “We target to reach 80 percent of the public through this campaign,” he added. He emphasized the role of media in promoting domestic tourism and highlighting tourist attractions in various parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Prince Sultan yesterday visited the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization in Riyadh and commended SASO’s role in promoting tourism by taking measures to ensure quality of products and services. Earlier, Dr. Khaled Al-Khalaf, SASO’s director general, briefed the prince on the organization’s activities.


Prestigious Cairo Library Goes Online

Summer Said

Arab News

CAIRO, 5 June 2005 — The long-awaited online library of Al-Azhar, the oldest and highest Sunni institution in Egypt, www.alazharonline.org that aims to promote a moderate image of Islam by making Al-Azhar’s holdings of manuscripts available online is now accessible for those interested in knowing more about Islam.

The $5 million project is funded by Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates’ defense minister. Maktoum showed his interest in the online library back in 2000 when he met with the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, who informed him about the condition of many of Al-Azhar’s priceless manuscripts which were in desperate need of restoration.

Maktoum, who also founded the Dubai Knowledge Village, approved the magnificent project that gives Internet users access to over 42,000 rare manuscripts with six million pages and 37, 000 Islamic books of Al-Azhar’s library. In addition to exact replicas of the manuscripts, some dating back 1,400 years, the website offers digital translations in a number of languages.

According to Abdullah Al-Karam, executive director of the Dubai Knowledge Village, the project is the largest of its kind in the world. “It is unique, both in terms of size, and in terms of the age of the documents being scanned, which involved the use of technology that had to be specially developed for the project,” he said. According to Al-Azhar officials the website was designed by the same leading company that has digitalized the US Congress and the Vatican libraries and Russia’s Hermitage Museum. “We wanted to make sure that the project and the website is as significant as the content itself,” said Tantawi. “We also tried to make the website as interesting as possible so it would attract a great number of readers to know more about the Islamic culture and true concepts and to show them how tolerant are the Islamic values and how false are the allegations against Islam,” Tantawi told Arab News.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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What's on ...

RED SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

22-25 August 2005 (Every year) in Eliat

The Red Sea Jazz Festival is the major jazz event in the Middle East, annually attracting a host of top performers to Eilat.

The festival has become a hit worldwide among jazz fans, as much for its location as for its consistently high quality line-up. Highlights in 2004 included Diane Schur, Charlie Haden and John Scofield duets, Charles Lloyd, Manu Dibango and Erik Truffaz. The festival website publishes full details of the 2005 line-up as soon as they are available.

The event attracts around 40,000 people and features more than 30 concerts over the four days, staged in four open-air hall-structures, constructed from sea-containers, while the Red Sea and the surrounding mountains form a magnificent backdrop. A famous tradition of the festival are the night-time jam sessions, which continue until dawn at the poolside of the Riviera Hotel. There are also jazz masterclasses, which take place in the afternoon.

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PARENTs & KIDS



HOW DO I TEACH MY CHILD GOOD SLEEP HABITS?

Here are some "Do’s and Don’ts":


DO:
  • Make bedtime a special time. It should be a time for you to interact with your child in a way that is secure and loving, yet firm. At bedtime, spend some special time with your child. Be firm and go through a certain bedtime routine that your child is used to. At the end of that routine the lights go off and it is time to fall asleep.
  • Put some thought into finding your child’s ideal bedtime. In the evening, look for the time when your child really is starting to slow down and getting physically tired. That's the time that they should be going to sleep, so get their bedtime routine done and get them into bed before that time. If you wait beyond that time, then your child tends to get a second wind. At that point they will become more difficult to handle, and will have a harder time falling asleep.
  • Keep to a regular daily routine—the same waking time, meal times, nap time and play times will help your baby to feel secure and comfortable, and help with a smooth bedtime. Babies and children like to know what to expect.
  • Use a simple, regular bedtime routine. It should not last too long and should take place primarily in the room where the child will sleep. It may include a few simple, quiet activities, such as a light snack, bath, cuddling, saying goodnight, and a story or lullaby. The kinds of activities in the routine will depend on the child’s age.
  • Make sure the sleep routines you use can be used anywhere, so you can help your baby get to sleep wherever you may be.
  • Some babies are soothed by the sound of a vaporizer or fan running. This "white noise" not only blocks out the distraction of other sounds, it also simulates the sounds babies hear in the womb. Small, portable white noise machines with a variety of different sounds are now available.
  • Make sure your kids have interesting and varied activities during the day, including physical activity and fresh air.
  • Use light to your advantage. Keep lights dim in the evening as bedtime approaches. In the morning, get your child into bright light, and, if possible, take them outside. Light helps signal the brain into the right sleep-wake cycle.

    DON’T:
  • Never soothe your child to sleep by putting them to bed with a bottle of juice, milk or formula. Water is okay. Anything other than water in the bottle can cause baby bottle tooth decay. Feed or nurse your baby, and then put them down to sleep.
  • Don’t start giving solids before about 6 months of age. Starting solid food sooner will not help your baby sleep though the night. In fact, if you give your baby solids before their system can digest them, they may sleep worse because they have a tummy ache! The American Academy of Pediatrics says that breast milk or formula is all a baby needs to eat until six months of age. (See Feeding on Your Child for more on starting solids.) Contrary to popular belief, a heavier baby or a baby with a stuffed-full tummy is not more likely to sleep through the night.
  • Don’t fill up your child’s bed with toys. It’s probably best to keep your child’s bed a place to sleep, rather than a place to play. Too many toys in the bed can be distracting. One or two transitional objects--like a favorite doll, a security blanket, or a special book--are okay, and can help with separation issues. Babies under 4-6 months should have an empty crib to prevent suffocation. (See Your Child: Safe Sleep for more on bedtime safety guidelines.)
  • Never use sending your child to bed as a threat. Bedtime needs to be a secure, loving time, not a punishment. Your goal is to teach your kids that bedtime is enjoyable, just as it is for us adults. If the feeling around bedtime is a good feeling, your child will fall asleep easier.
  • Don’t give your child foods and drinks with caffeine in them, like hot chocolate, tea, cola, chocolate, etc. Even caffeine earlier in the day could disrupt your child’s sleep cycle.
  • Don't let your child watch more than one to two hours of TV during the day, and don't let them watch TV at bedtime at all. If they have a TV set in their bedroom, remove it. Research shows watching TV is linked to sleep problems, especially if the TV set is in the child’s bedroom.
 


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