UAE president orders reshuffle of central bank’s board of directors, governor to remain

Dubai Marina surrounded by high towers of hotels, banks and office buildings, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (File/Reuters)
Updated 17 December 2018
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UAE president orders reshuffle of central bank’s board of directors, governor to remain

  • Central bank governor Mubarak Rashed Khamis Al Mansoori has been reappointed for the next four years

DUBAI: The president of the United Arab Emirates has ordered a reshuffle of the central bank’s board of directors, the state news agency said on Sunday.
Central bank governor Mubarak Rashed Khamis Al Mansoori has been reappointed for the next four years, the agency said.


Oscars race kicks off with nominations reveal

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Oscars race kicks off with nominations reveal

DUBAI: The Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, with many a surprise nod and some history-making submissions.
Actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani announced the nominations at 5:20 a.m. in Los Angeles, as film critics, movie stars and producers and directors across the world set their alarms early to catch the eagerly-awaited submissions for Hollywood’s most coveted awards.
The show will take place on Feb. 24 and will see Hollywood’s cream of the crop go head to head.
Last year, the awards season was marked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and the birth of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements against sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace.
This year, multiple controversies are plaguing the Oscars — none of them related to last year’s bombshell.
In August, the Academy — under fire for being too elitist — announced it would add a “best popular film” award. But many saw the new category as a booby prize for blockbusters like “Black Panther” that would keep them out of contention for top honors.
The plan was scrapped a month later.
Then actor-comedian Kevin Hart had perhaps the briefest tenure ever as Oscars host — a few days. He withdrew after homophobic tweets he had written years ago sparked a crippling backlash on social media.
Of course, on Oscars night, the focus will revert to the nominees, and the red carpet glamor.