Tuesday, November 30, 2010

TEDxDubaiWomen!

I am really excited about this!

TEDxDubaiWomen will be taking place at Zayed University on Wednesday the 8th of December, yes that is where I spend my days.

Following on TEDxDubai, TEDxDubaiWomen will take place on the 8th starting at 3pm.

6 live speakers will kick off the program, there will be a short break, and then the program picks up with a live video link to TEDWomen in Washington DC.

Here is the speaking line up.

  • Ms. Butheina Kazim
    Butheina Kazim is the producer of the independent documentary film Letters to Palestine, which has screened across Palestine and is currently working on a series forAl Jazeera Documentary Channel. She was a juror for the iEmmys Asia & Africa competition and was the curator for an independent films program at the Shelter in Dubai.

  • Ms. Huda Kattan
    Huda Kattan is a Hollywood trained makeup artist and beauty consultant based in Dubai. Huda has been very fortunate to have worked with some of the most talented photographers and some seriously incredible people. And there is the beauty blog! This blog is a way to keep people informed of not only the trends and news, but also what’s going on with the industry first-hand in Dubai and all over the world. Huda feels that the up-close-and-personal approach offers an extra level of exposé to the industry.

  • Ms. Amna Abulhoul
    Amna Abdulla Abulhoul, is an animator and an architect (degree anticipated may 2012). I graduated from Zayed University and I am currently continuing my education at the American University in Dubai.

  • Ms. Basma Al Fahim
    Basma Al Fahim is the founder and managing director of Eventra. Basma is a certified wedding planner and an expert marketer. Basma's forte is creating unique events that combine the east with the west and those special touches from the UAE. From the idea to action Basma has the how to guide.

  • Mrs. Tarifa Ajaif
    Tarifa has over 10 years experience working with youth in Higher Education. Her passion to youth development, coaching and mentoring was driven by her self-motivation, determination and faith in Emirati youth potentials and capabilities. She has recently started “Go Glocal” –Inspiring People consultancy that aims to inspire individuals to think globally and act locally through using LEGO Serious Play Methodology.

  • Mrs. Maryam Darwish
    How to break the gender stereotype! Mariam is one of the leading service advisers at Al Futtaim Motors' Lexus service centre in Dubai, where on a normal day she works on about 40 cars. Things are not always as they seem.

What makes this event even more special is it is being run by Emirati women for the most part, very cool.

I hope to meet you at the event.

Go to this link to reserve your seat.

Monday, November 29, 2010

MOVEMBER Please Give!

OK I have been doing the MO!

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!

Here is the last video!




Do you Listen?

Do you listen to what the youth are saying? Maybe you should! A conversation.

Islamic Banking Explained

What is Islamic Banking and how are profit and interest different?

Sohail Zubairi CEO of Dar Al Sharia sits down with Nightline to answer our questions.

UAE Philharmonic

Philipp Maier, www.uaephilharmonic.com, joins me to talk about the winter shows coming up and the orchestra itself.

This is a UAE treasure.

Bobker on Finance

Keren Bobker Keren@holbournassets.com wals us through your finances!

PLAN!

Friday, November 26, 2010

MOvember time to give

OK I have been doing the MO!

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!


If I can grow a MO for Cancer research anyone can BUT if you can not or did not make a donation!


Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How unsafe is the USA?

US airports, well 70 have full body scanners and if you refuse that you get a full on pat down that some have said is like being violated!

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.

Chef Andy!

Chef Andy is back in Dubai and joining us in the studio to talk food and how you can get back into the kitchen without any pain!

Food is fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dubai Parking Conversation

So is the parking getting better?

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?

Marcus and www.innerfight.com

Marcus Smith joined me to talk fitness and will be here every other week to take your questions and provide answers.

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

Pilot Fatigue!

On Nightline we spoke about pilot fatigue and are you nervous?

Pilot Fatigue!

On Nightline we spoke about pilot fatigue and are you nervous?

What is good music?

We had a great conversation about music!

Sticky Fingers and Nandini Vohra join me for a conversation.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ibn Battutta Gate Hotel

What about staying at a hotel designed around an explorer?

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!

Magnus and Technology

Blackberry Torch is put through its paces on the show!

And we revisit the Samsung tablet!

A good listen.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

AppsArabia | MENA app development investment fund from twofour54

Everything you wanted to know about apps as a career path but were afraid to ask!

David Ashford walks us through the world of APP creation and distribution BUT he is talking right here in the UAE!

Swedish Artisans in Dubai

www.of-sweden.se is where you can meet 6 very interesting artisan/entrepreneurs who just happen to be women!

Very cool!

bargain hunting?

Are you a bargain hunter in Dubai or are you too embarrassed to admit it?

This was an interesting Nightline conversation.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mobile Phones=Rude You

You have a mobile phone? A cellular? Do you know when and when not to use the mobile? No you use it all the time! Mobiles make us rude! Join the conversation.

Tech with Magnus

Samsung Galaxy, still feels like a BETA operating system but might be a great product soon! And those FLIP video cameras, NICE!

A great conversation of tech to come!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Think Holistic!

Sunita Teckchand of the NEW Holistic Institute www.theholisticintitute.org, 04-450-3525, joined me to talk the world of holistic medicine and beyond.

You are Health irresponsible!

NO! You are not personal health responsible and that should be a punishable crime. We had a chat about you and your health on Nightline.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Sheikh Obaid House Dubai

Arshad Khan and Lewis Bullock, both senior executives with the House, join me for a conversation about Dubai and culture.

www.al-siraaj.com

04-393-3240

Culture and Tourism

When you travel do you get into a culture or are you an outsider?

A conversation.