Thursday, December 23, 2010
Shaikha Al Qasimi and Fatma Al Shaibani have produced the Expat Guide Book Dubai as part of their graduation project. Their idea was to help expats get Dubai information and to also help them work out what is acceptable as behaviour and what is not.
Available in January at all fine book sellers.
Alia Bin Haider, Asma Al Bulooki and Zainab Al Abbas have joined forces to produce a magazine to help Emirati's learn more about their talents! Http://plus971magazine.blogspot.com
Marcus joins me in the studio to help answer fitness related questions and get us motivated for the new us! Health is about more than a workout it is about your mind and the space it is in.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
www.dxbtech.com is where you can get all the product information we spoke about.
This is what was on tap for this week as Magnus and I unpacked technology!
Google has launched Google Chrome laptop
300,000 Android phones activated per day
Google and Samsung releases Nexus S
Toshiba Portege R700-15P -and how did they come up with the name?
Asus NX90 -this is just cool!
Zotac Zbox -do you use one?
Questions and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
And what is DPA?
DPA is an Entertainment Strategist Company that creates the gift rooms for film festivals around the world.
Very cool line of work!
And I spoke to Nathalie here in Dubai at DIFF. What a cool job! And how did Nathalie start? As history major!
Nathalie is proof anything is possible!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Dr. Frank Russo of Ryerson University and his co-creators have developed a chair that uses sensory substitution technology that can take discrete sound and present it to the body as vibration. This is very cool!
www.hudabeauty.com is where you need to go for your daily dose of beauty advice that is useful, fun and free. Oh and entertaining! Huda Kattan is Hudabeuaty.com.
And the big question is what is vitamin HB?
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We had a wonderful chat about the link of fashion and technology and about the growing trend among women to have swish parties or groups to keep their fashion in circulation. And then there was vintage clothing to talk about.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Marcus joined me to talk fitness and answer your questions.
Some interesting ideas.
Love the talk about the scanner table and we are back on phones next week!
There was also a nice look at what is coming in MacWorldME,PCWorldME and GameworldME.
Monday, December 06, 2010
So many great moments to share!
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Now Men it is your time to give a bit, and ladies you can as well.
It is all about prostate cancer awareness and research!
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN!
Here is what I have been up to and I do need your help.
One of my YouTube MOvember videos! Search JamesPiecowye on YouTube to see them all!
Sohail Zubairi CEO of Dar Al Sharia sits down with Nightline to answer our questions.
This is a UAE treasure.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Now Men it is your time to give a bit, and ladies you can as well.
It is all about prostate cancer awareness and research!
GIVE WHAT YOU CAN!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
So, why is this happening?
Is the US that unsafe? Have we not been told about in cabin issues? Is the current screening for cabin security that lax?
We talked about this on Nightline.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
It is costing more BUT there is great tech these days to make it better.
One caller talks about the Mosque issue and the bad parking there, is this being talked about by others?
Send questions to James@Jamesed.com
Check out www.innerfight.com there is no cost! Yes it is free.
Missed the show? Listen to the podcast.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ibn Batutta Gate Hotel is just that.
And the Hotel is part of a cluster of properties that interrelate via technology and services, pretty cool stuff!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
David Ashford walks us through the world of APP creation and distribution BUT he is talking right here in the UAE!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
A great conversation of tech to come!
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
It is a wonderful free event that champions Arabic and English language literature, with an eye on the UAE!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And I still think you can compare the architecture and development in Dubai to any country or city.
If you want to play the history card then lets just look since 1960 at what is and has been done!
As Annie and Erika said common sense is not so common!
Listen to the ideas and check them out on Facebook- PlanetInc CEO
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Banks! Can we trust them or...
This is classic Nightline!
For details you can call 04-219-2667
The podcast is delayed but coming!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
These are random tweeps who answered our
RSVP on Twtvite. The criteria was that they had
to currently be bloggers / podcasters / social
@Aabo0 aka Abdulla Al Suwaidi (Blogger /
Podcaster / Social Media Group)
Bio: An eccentric individual. Reading, writing,
gaming, geeking, diving, organizing, podcasting,
Joined Twitter: Mon Dec 01 05:34:26
@LabibaLaith aka Labiba Laith (Blogger)
Bio: Phenomenal Woman that's me.Who happens
2 B Iraqi. Who's inspired by taste of words thru
my eyes, ears & tongue. different, wild &
constrained. Confused? so am I
Joined Twitter: Sun Jan 25 23:52:17
@TDAllonsy aka Anastasia (Blogger / Podcaster
/ Social Media Group)
Bio: sci-fi fan; life-long college student; aspiring
journalist/writer; Browncoat; #TwitBookClub
founder; Apple fan; audio engineer; librarian; wear
many other hats.
Joined Twitter: Sun May 24 12:56:54
@HishamWyne aka Hisham Wyne (Blogger /
Journalist on Huffington Post)
Bio: Copywriter, columnist, wordsmith, pen for
blatant hire. Radio commentator. Currently
struggling with first novel.
Joined Twitter: Sat Nov 15 19:32:11
@MEVEG aka Sandya (Social Group)
Bio: Organizer of Middle East Vegetarians Group on
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Get all the news and reviews from Magnus and dxbtech.
Technology is pretty basic!
It is up to you and I to make healthy choices... I wonder if we really do or if marketing pulls us into tech?
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
In this case children and adults caught in poverty in Bangladesh.
One woman had a dream and 5 years on what amazing development.
A conversation with volunteers and children involved in the Maria Project.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
The general response was no! As Callum at Jeep suggested the more you think the less you will eat!
We then moved onto the roads and many felt that drivers were doing a better job YET some roads are still a big problem. General though fines seem to work!
Andy will join us each Wednesday for a 15 minute kitchen break and in October we start the cooking lessons on the air!
Cooking can be family fun and we plan to help you in that department.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Interesting test and sms messages!
Seems the metro has a lot going for it, now its about reinforcing the benefits!
Magnus Nystedt joins me for a weekly update on what is hot and not in the land of tech.
And this week Magnus had some great ideas about Eid gifts.
What is the problem with private education in the UAE? Heads are not good managers and there is a lack of business sense!
Dr. Reynolds has some interesting and off the wall ideas!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Abbas talks to us about reporting on the Freedom Floatilla and becoming part of the story.
Gulf News reporter coming home
A sense of relief overwhelms Muscat home of Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati
By Sunil K. Vaidya, Bureau ChiefPublished: 09:55 June 2, 2010
Gulf News Staff Reporter, Abbas Al Lawati.Image Credit: Gulf News Archive
Muscat/Dubai: A sense of relief and anticipation overwhelmed the Muscat home of Gulf News reporter Abbas Al Lawati and the newspaper's offices in Dubai amid reports that he may be coming home very soon.
Abbas, who was aboard the ship attacked by Israel, on Wednesday called up Gulf News from Jordan where he was deported from Israel.
Abbas said that all of his possessions have been confiscated, including his passport. This means he will be sent to his home country of Oman, although he lives and works in Dubai.
Reacting to the news, Abbas' mother Iffat Al Lawati said: "We are relieved to hear that he is safe."
According to a WAM report, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it "will transfer Arab citizens who were aboard the Freedom Flotilla back to their home countries."
We have cool to odd to talk about when it comes to tech stuff.
Monday, June 21, 2010
It was all about men and what we are and are not wearing!
Send in pictures of your guy in denim cutoff shorts they are in I am told!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
There is hard labour and unconditional love being given to children!
The ultimate application of the classroom activity.
John Kendry joins me in studio for a conversation.
Dr. Reynolds thinks he can see where it is going.
Vertical integration and getting over the welfare state mentality.
Reception@british-ild.com to find out more.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We had a nice chat about Little League Baseball in Dubai and the team that is heading to Poland and maybe the Little League World Series!
Monday, June 14, 2010
We all need a bit of inspiration to get on with things.
Maybe it is an App, or a full operating system.
DEMOcamp might be your answer.
As part of Dubai Internet City’s continuous encouragement of entrepreneurship and innovation, we are pleased to host another DemoCamp Session in 2010.
If you’re a student, entrepreneur or a start-up, this is your ideal platform to demo your application that may be a work in progress, close to release or even in full production.
From Web to Mobile Applications, English or Arabic content, Local or Regional reach… and other this is your opportunity to showcase your product.
A great crowd to garner some valuable feedback, find a collaborator, potential clients and employees.
Don’t miss the upcoming DemoCamp session:
June 23rd, 2010
Click here to view the participation criteria, to submit your demo or to attend!
Keren joined me for a great conversation about how much trust we can put in the public information available about finance.
Who and what can you trust and your professional finance consultant!
A good listen.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Katrina and Dr. Humaira join me for a wonderful chat.
Find them on Facebook and Twitter UAEArthritis or www.arthritis.ae
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Do you ever…Do you ever...let your kid ride a bike to the library? Walk to school? Make dinner? Or are you thinking about it? If so, you are raising a Free-Range Kid! Free-Rangers believe in helmets, car seats, seat belts — safety! We just do NOT believe that every time school age kids go outside, they need a security detail. Share your stories, tell your tips and maybe I'll use them in a new book. Here's to common sense parenting in uncommonly overprotective times!
- Win a soccer game by more than five points and YOU LOSE, sez Canadian kid league. http://bit.ly/dxius3 6 hours ago
- So now you can buy your kids a "mud pie maker" for $40? Because otherwise, those pies are too hard to make?http://bit.ly/b87IFh 8 hours ago
- What a wonderful essay on helicopter parenting at the pool so thick the kids can't even move! http://bit.ly/9smbFj 15 hours ago
- So quit with the blame! Big study shows common breast cancer genes NOT affected by our weight, breastfeeding, etc. http://bit.ly/bRoPZ9 19 hours ago
- I'm shocked! New study sez: "TV food ads promote unbalanced diet." Stop the presses! http://bit.ly/cJ0P6J 19 hours ago
Helen for giving up a vacation to help Adam get to a marathon for charity! And they did not know each other!
Salma is now known as Ms. Santa here is her story!
This story is very simple, it is selfless, and I would like to share it with your listeners for your version of the Arthur awards! It is not about saving the world, or doing some gigantic effort that may seem too big for many. It is about small things that also matter, small things that make you think: hmmm that was a nice thing to do, I wish more people did things like that... or I wish I actually thought and did that!
And that's where the story starts, it is about a small thing that my friend Salma did in two Christmases ago. The story starts in early December 2008, when I picked up Salma from this beauty salon where she was doing her nails. She gets in the car, and tells me: I was talking to the girl that did my nails, and do you believe that all of the girls that work here have to work on christmas day!? They don't get any day off, that must be so sad!
It is worth noting that Salma is actually muslim, however she likes the Christmas spirit of families, friends getting together and enjoying a special time together. While looking all surprised and sad about these girls at the Salon, her eyes suddenly light up and she starts smiling, and she says: I know what I am going to do, I will put together goody bags for all these girls, and I will deliver these bags to them on Christmas day. This will surely put a great smile on their face, it will pull them away, at least for a few instances, from their "office" and will hopefully make their christmas day a little more special!
I thought, hmm, thats a cool idea, but deep inside, I thought this is probably another one of those ideas that people come up with in the heat of the moment, but do not really follow through. A couple of weeks passed, and to my surprise, Salma tells me the plan for her Friday: I will go to the Supermarket to buy the stuff missing on my list! She works for a famous cosmetics company, so she already gathered from her office a lot of cosmetics products that the Beauty Salon ladies should love (and use for themselves and not on clients). However, she wanted to give more, to make the gift more complete. She went and bought nice bags, and filled them with various items that she thought the girls would love. As I work in a famous chocolate company, I wanted to contribute as well and provided Salma with lots of fresh chocolate to fill the bags! :) If I recall correctly, she had planned to put together around 15-20 goody bags, and unfortunately I was flying away for Christmas, so I could not provide my help till the end. I made sure to give some "advice" to Salma to get help from others, but knowing her excitement, passion and dedication, I knew that she will not think and do the whole thing on her own, and she will invest a good sum of her money in the whole process.
From there on, I just know the story as Salma told it to me. She said that she got to the mall with her car filled with bags. She ignored my advice to get a trolley, and struggled to carry all the bags at once from the parking lot to the Beauty Salon. With her hands all red and tired, she enters the Salon on Christmas morning... and she sees all the girls busy working on other women getting ready for their fancy lunches. The girls looked strangely at Salma, wondering why this girl walked in with many bags... and then Salma took one bag and yelled Merry Christmas!!! This is for you!!! So at first, they looked at her akwardly, confused.. Then Salma insisted, take this bag, its a gift! Then one of the ladies came close to take one bag, then another, and then suddenly, when they all realized that these were their actual gifts, Salma was swarmed by these girls smiling and laughing on Christmas day, wanting to find out what goodies they got in these nice bags!! I can just imagine the smile on Salma's face as well, seeing her efforts and time resulted in so many small little giggles and laughs on Christmas day!
This experience was such a success that Salma repeated it in 2009, and it got again the same happiness and smiles that its intended to. I guess this explains why Salma's name at that beauty salon is Ms. Santa :).
This is it, a simple, cute selfless act that makes a small difference. If more people do more small selfless acts, I believe they would add up to big acts that can make big differences around us! I learnt something from Salma's actions, and I hope more people do as well!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
The mission of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University Berlin is to become the world's leading institute for quality executive education and research into creative leadership.
By bringing together top creative executives and international leadership experts, the Berlin School will pave the way for new standards in communication and leadership, fostering global discourse on creative leadership in media, entertainment, advertising, design, journalism, and marketing.
At its heart is the Executive MBA in Creative Leadership, a part-time program comfortably spread over one year, taking place in Berlin and other creative industry hotspots like Chicago, New York, London, Shanghai and Tokyo.
The Berlin School plays an active role in supporting and publishing scientific research that raises global standards in all creative industry fields and provides valuable resources on creative leadership.
By staging high profile international events - industry symposiums, global executive conferences for creative directors and executive leadership seminars and workshops - the Berlin School fuels open dialog within the creative community, tackling key issues such as new leadership practices.
The Berlin School was created by creative industry professionals for creative industry professionals. Our participants and creative faculty are active in the following fields:
- Media: New media, media planning, games and interactive technologies
- Entertainment: Film, music television production and broadcasting
- Advertising: International and independent agencies, networks
- Design: Fashion, product design, graphic design, architecture
- Journalism: Newspaper, magazine and online publishing, broadcast
- Marketing: Global marketing, communications, public relations
We welcome participants from other industries as well, and have industries such as education, transportation, telecommunication and travel represented by participants. Still, we think the creative industries are special, because more than any other they are dependent on the quality of the ideas and innovations that their people generate. Where being creative is a part of the business, the Berlin School helps to put creativity at the heart of the business.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Check out Ski Dubai on June 4th for this great event!
Funds are being raised for www.dcsneeds.ae!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
www.dubaidancefestival.com for all the details
|The following is the event program of the 3rd Annual Dubai Dance Festival 2010.|
Wednesday, 2nd June 2010
| Join the party before the party. We start our weekend with a pre-party on Wednesday night where guests dine and dance with the artists . Entrance is FREE for all full pass holders. For non Full pass holders - entry fee is AED 50/- for all. Party starts at 10pm. |
Venue : El Malecon - Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa - Jumeirah Beach Road .
International Guest DJ Moe Flex ( UK ) & DJ Tony Lara - warm up by resident DJ Udia . Watch out for some surprise performances on the night!!!
Thursday , 3rd June 2010
Friday, 4th June 2010
Saturday, 5th June 2010
Chef Andy joined me for a great chat on the food you might want to start cooking.
Chef Andy Campbell - Cooking With A Difference
Born in London, Andy developed an early passion for cooking, and after studying at Westminster College he opened his first restaurant at the age of 23. Over the years, he has developed a signature cuisine style which has attracted a following of gourmet enthusiasts around the world.
Andy has been the Head Chef at many well-known London fine dining restaurants including following Marco Pierre White as Head Chef of the Café Royal, Anthony Worrell Thompsons Ménage a Trois, and the famous French House in London’s Soho. Eventually he became the Chef du Patron of Andy’s at 23 Romilly Street – one of London’s most prestigious private members clubs. More recently, Andy has turned his sights to the Middle East, and is developing an organic menu and over-seeing one of Dubai’s most intimate fine dining restaurants – Andy’s located in The Jumeirah Gardens, an exclusive guest house which is one of the most unique and personal places to stay in the city. He is also scheduled to soon launch The Invershin Hotel, an intimate restaurant located in the Highlands, Scotland. Then spend the summer at Dalduff Farm, cooking with James McFadzean.
Andy’s cooking skills are much sought after, and he has created exclusive menus and private events for a number of well-known celebrities, politicians, and other famous personalities. Developing this idea further, Andy developed his own unique at home concept – “Cooking with Andy”. Guests may book Andy to be their own private chef for the day in the comfort of their own home; this which is proving to be an exciting new entertainment option.
After a cooking appearance in Lyon, France, in 2009, Andy wrote ‘A Summer in France” which highlights a number of receipes and kitchen tips soon available as an e book.
Andy is most well known for his Seven Signature - where each day features a carefully created dish using seasonal ingredients and organically grown local produce.
Andy prides himself on being a ‘hands on” chef, and he still personally sources his own suppliers and farms which provide the very best produce He can occasionally even be found sporting a fishing rod along the beaches of the UAE or the rivers if the Scottish Highlands – for the fresh catch of the day, of course. Andy is happiest when he is in the kitchen; he is a chef that puts his heart and soul into the food, and diners will notice the difference.
- TV: ‘Saturday Morning Kitchen’ in Great Britain
- BBC 24 hour news, America, Claridges to Harlem
- BBC Middle East, business news
Publishing: Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Sunday Times, Sunday Telegraph, Express, Mail, Evening Standard, Time Out , Metro, Hello magazine, O.K. magazine , Red
He is now Dubai Eye 103.8 fm resident chef
Check his weekly blog for recipes, cooking tips and what’s going on
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The question is can the GEM's and TAALEEM's of the UAE get on the train of change or... not.
This has got to be one of the most amazing CSR ideas I have caught wind of lately!
Many costal communities around the world are in need of school and medical supplies.
The mission of YachtAid Global is to move school and medical supplies to the locations that need the help utilizing luxury yachts. We engage Captain, Crew, Owners and Guest to meet our objectives.
My name is Mark Drewelow and I am the founder of YachtAid Global. Thank you for visiting our site.
I spent 20 years at sea and sailed 1/4 million miles on luxury yachts around the world during the 1984 - 2004 time frame. Most of this time was spent in remote and undeveloped areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia.
One of the common themes during those years at sea was that the local people always provided help to the best of their ability no matter what their economic situation. It didn't matter if I was looking for provisions ashore in Roti, seeking medical aid in Cabo, trying to located a ride to the airport in the Anambas, looking for fishing information in Niue. The local people were always there to help.
In 2003 I moved ashore here in San Diego and started up our port agency business C2C. We provide broad spectrum solutions to luxury yachts.
I had a great desire to stay connected with communities that I had visited during the years at sea. As C2C grew, I was looking for a way to exercise corporate responsibility tying into our yachting interest and benefiting the places that I had been.
One morning in May of 2006 I woke up with a solution to what I was seeking and the perfect name. YachtAid Global was born. Our tag line is - Changing the world without changing course.
The original idea, and the current key concept works. Move school and medical supplies around the world utilizing luxury yachts. This simple concept satisfied the two key missing elements: my need for corporate responsibility, and to help out the communities that I know.
Dozens of small and large scale deliveries were completed. Fast forward to today.
I now realize that the greater power in all of this is for YAG to be a catalyst to get people thinking and to take action. You don't have to be part of a formal process and structured environment, although we are here to help out to whatever level that needs to be done to. Just get out there and YAG. If you put your mind to it, there is really no limit to what you can achieve.
Captain Mark Drewelow
Founder and Executive Director, YAG
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Looking forward to launching Unicefs "Children of the World" campaign 2010.
For all photography enthusiasts we are looking forward to seeing your images of children! and win either a Canon Ixus or Canon EOS 500D
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
- IN 2002 Dr Christopher Reynolds and Sheena Reynolds established a learning development programme in the UAE that was to become the British Institute for Learning Development.
- The British Institute is unique for its philosophy of learning development as the basis for education and is the first and only schooling programme of its kind in the Middle East.
- As a Talented Children Development Centre, the British Institute is able to develop children's 'talents' by increasing their cognitive development to increase their learning capacity and intelligence.
- The British Institute asserts that learning is implicitly a neurological function and the capacity to learn is dependent upon neurological efficiency.
- The British Institute's Sensational Learning Programme is based on the belief that children's learning capabilities and performance can improve where children receive personal coaching to first develop the foundation sensory systems of the mind and body.
- The British Institute's two year study from 2006-08 of the neuro-physiological development of children showed that sensory integration therapy can increase learning capacity and intelligence.
- The British Institute represents St Andrews College International in the UAE and offer both a school programme as well as an after-school programme for children from other schools.
St. Andrews International