UAE vital sector workers to get bonuses for coronavirus efforts

Al-Maktoum has approved of several other initiatives during the cabinet meeting. (WAM)
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Updated 15 June 2020

UAE vital sector workers to get bonuses for coronavirus efforts

  • The initiative aims to show gratitude and appreciation for individuals who were a big part in bearing the burden of COVID-19
  • Al-Maktoum has approved of several other initiatives during the cabinet meeting

UAE vital sector workers to get bonuses for coronavirus efforts 
DUBAI: UAE cabinet set a system and criteria to provide bonuses for vital sector workers as a show of gratitude for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
The initiative aims to show gratitude and appreciation for individuals who were a big part in bearing the burden of COVID-19, Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said in a tweet.
“Today, we decided on a system and set criteria for determining bonuses for workers in vital jobs in emergencies… appreciation is due to everyone who has contributed in bearing the burdens of the crisis with us,” the Prime Minister and Vice President tweeted.

Al-Maktoum has approved of several other initiatives during the cabinet meeting, such as launching the Governance System for the Federal Government Board to improve transparency and efficiency and the creation of Al-Etihad Digital Payments Company as a national platform for quick digital payments.
The UAE has reported 42,294 coronavirus infections, 27,462 recoveries and 289 deaths as of June 14.


Donald Trump no fan of ‘Borat’ creator Sacha Baron Cohen

Updated 24 October 2020

Donald Trump no fan of ‘Borat’ creator Sacha Baron Cohen

  • Word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes on unsuspecting participants had spread like wildfire

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: Donald Trump said Friday he has not been a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen – even before a clip from the British comedian’s new Borat movie forced the US president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into an awkward explanation.
Asked about the clip – which shows Giuliani in a faked “interview” with an attractive and flirtatious young woman – while speaking to journalists aboard Air Force One, Trump said: “I don’t know what happened.”
“But years ago, you know, he tried to scam me. And I was the only one who said no way. That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny.”
Trump said the incident happened about 15 years ago.
“To me, he was a creep,” Trump said.
The president did not provide further details about that encounter, but in a 2003 interview, Baron Cohen – playing the wannabe gangster Ali G – pitched a business venture to Trump: special gloves for eating ice cream.
Before the new Borat film’s release, word of Baron Cohen’s latest outrageous ambushes on unsuspecting participants had spread like wildfire.
On Wednesday, Giuliani issued an angry denial over the fake interview.
In the film, the encounter appears to leave the 76-year-old former New York mayor in a compromising situation, caught with his hands down his pants in the bedroom.
Giuliani said the scene was “a complete fabrication.”
“I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate,” he tweeted.
“If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar.”
The comedian continued to poke fun at Giuliani.
In a video posted on social media, Borat himself leapt to his defense and accused the “fake news media” – a term often used by Trump and his supporters – of turning an “innocent” encounter into “something disgusting.”