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Dubai Torch Tower: Fire Sweeps Through One Of The World’s Tallest Apartment Towers






” Security guards inside one of the world’s tallest residential towers ran from apartment to apartment as fire alarms blared, calling for those inside to evacuate the building as part of it burned.

  Kathryn Dickie, who lives on the 13th floor of The Torch in Dubai, told ABC News that the fire alarms began going off about 2 a.m. local time Saturday.

  Dickie said residents believed the fire began near the 51st floor of the 1,100-foot-tall tower. She ran to a friend’s apartment nearby, where they watched firefighters battle the blaze.”







” Dickie posted a video about 4:20 a.m. local time showing the fire going out. The blaze appeared to be extinguished a few hours after it began, reports The Associated Press.”


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Sky’s Not The Limit: World’s First ‘Jetman’ Flies Over Dubai Desert






” A former fighter pilot and Guinness record holder – known as ‘Jetman’ – has performed a new stunt, taking over the skies of the United Arab Emirates. High-flying Swiss national Yves Rossy teamed up with Dubai, flying above the wealth of its land.

” To fly alone is great, but to fly with another guy is greater,” Rossy, who is equipped with a pair of jet-propelled wings, said in a new 4K video, before taking part in a formation flight with Hungarian aerobatics champion Veres Zoltan, conquering the heights in cloudless Dubai.

  Rossy and his futuristic jet suit have partnered with Dubai to push yet higher boundaries within the realm of anti-gravity experiences.

  Naming his challenge a “culmination of decades of fulfilling a childhood dream through technological innovation, determination, teamwork and courage,” the ex-Swiss Air Force pilot took to the skies of the UAE, celebrating its 43rd National Day, as both he and Sheikh Hamdan – the Crown Prince of Dubai – announced on social media.”


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Behind The Scenes With The Dubai Police Supercar Fleet








” The fleet includes a Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin ONE-77, Ferrari FF, and much more.

  The Dubai policeman is sitting in a director’s chair in front of a McLaren MP4-12C, and just behind that, a Bugatti Veyron. He’s bragging that the total value of the cars in the police force’s garage is around $6,500,000, give or take a few hundred thousand. This is already pretty surreal.”





” And then he rattles off the entire fleet: a 700-hp Brabus-modified G63, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari FF, a Ford Mustang, an Aston Martin One77, a Mercedes SLS AMG, an Audi R8, a Bentley Continental GT, a Nissan GT-R, and some sort of American cruiser, maybe a Harley. And of course, the 12C and the Veyron mentioned earlier.”



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Dubai Fireworks 2014: The Record-Breaking Display By The Numbers







” The glitzy emirate of Dubai is no stranger to the Guinness World Records committee. Over the past decade, it has snapped up honors for the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), tallest hotel (JW Marriott Marquis) and largest manmade island (Palm Jumeirah), among other superlatives. Now, it can boast another title as home to the world’s biggest pyrotechnics display, thanks to an extravagant citywide showcase early Wednesday morning that shattered the previous record by more than 400,000 fireworks.

  Alistair Richards, global president of Guinness World Records, said the magnitude of the New Year’s project was “truly impressive and will ensure all eyes are on Dubai” — and on Dubai they were. More than a half-million people tuned in to watch the show online, while millions more saw it on the television news.”







” The sheer scale of Dubai’s fireworks display is staggering and perhaps best appreciated when broken down by the numbers:

500,000: The number of fireworks that exploded over Dubai in the first few minutes of 2014.

77,282: The previous record for number of fireworks in a single display, set by Kuwait in 2012.

60: How many seconds it took Dubai to shatter Kuwait’s fireworks record.

6: The number of minutes fireworks lit up the sky over Dubai.

2,717: The height in feet of the Burj Khalifa, which played an integral role in the fireworks display.

3,280: The height in feet of the highest fireworks launched in Dubai in 2014.

400: The number of locations on the Dubai shoreline that staged firework displays.

62: The length in miles of waterfront lit up for the record-breaking spectacular.”







” 100: The number of computers used to synchronize the pyrotechnics and choreograph them with the musical soundtrack.

200: The number of expert technicians from U.S.-based Fireworks by Grucci who worked on the Dubai display.

5,000: How many man-hours it took the technicians to ensure the fireworks’ timing was accurate down to the millisecond.

10: How many months it took to plan the New Year’s extravaganza.

6,000,000: How much it cost in U.S. dollars to set a new world record for pyrotechnics.”






Enjoy the show .






Guy Harvey




Yes or no – would you sleep beneath the sea in an underwater hotel?






” What could be more inviting than indulging oneself underwater – drinking fine wine, enjoying haute cuisine or simply relaxing in the lap of luxury – while fish swim past and air bubbles float serenely to the surface? Short of restaurants, bars and hotels ensconced on the surface of the moon, entertainment spaces don’t come much more breathtaking. The magic of architectural brilliance and design ingenuity are certainly on the menu for anyone lucky enough to patronize one of these places. Here are seven spaces where vistas of submarine environments open up before the eyes of visitors in the ocean’s depths.”



Ithaa, Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa










US Sailor Thwarts Dubai Bus Driver Rapist After Putting Him In Strangehold With Her Thighs And Then Beating Him Into Submission





” An off-duty US navy sailor wrestled a bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he attempted to rape her at knife point, a court heard yesterday.

Prosecutors said that she knocked the knife from his hand, broke it in two, bit him in the hand, forced him to the ground and locked him between her thighs.

The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai and was attacked as she returned to the port where she was based after a day shopping.”








Musharraf Turns Fugitive As Judge Revokes Bail And Orders Arrest



” Islamabad – In a scene that could be part of an action movie, ex-president Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan stormed out of the court and into his bullet-proof car, fleeing before security forces were able to seize and arrest him.

Musharraf had returned to his homeland after living in exile for five years, both in Dubai and London. He hoped to be allowed to stand for election; yet it turned out to be a bid that failed.


Last week, he was charged over his decision to dismiss the country’s judges as he imposed emergency rule in 2007. However, he was granted a temporary bail lasting one week, Today, his luck turned for the worse when the Islamabad High Court refused extending the bail and ordered his immediate arrest instead.”









The Plot Against The Internet




 ” Bureaucrats from around the world will gather behind closed doors in Dubai next week to plot an end to the Internet as we know it — or so Washington would have you believe.

Hill lawmakers warn that the 120-plus U.S. delegation needs to fend off efforts by China, Russia and developing nations to use a United Nations branch organization to censor or tax the Net. Google is orchestrating an online petition drive, and even Grover Norquist is involved. “


Does Anyone Believe That Freedom Will Be Advanced By The Likes Of Russia , China Or The Muslim World ?

Of Course We Here At Youviewed Never Believed That Obama Could Persuade A Majority Of The Voters That He Was Best For Our Country Either .


 ” In a consensus-driven process, member states of the International Telecommunications Union, a branch of the U.N., will negotiate a new treaty on international telecommunication regulations. It’s only one vote per country, and, by definition, that will weed out extreme proposals, experts say.

At the end of the day, the U.S. doesn’t have to sign the treaty — it’s all voluntary.

So why all the hysteria about the Dubai confab?

“The concern over WCIT was never that it would be the killing blow but rather the latest, and by no means the last, effort by repressive governments to kill the Internet any way they can,” said Larry Downes, a tech consultant and one of the preeminent rabble-rousers of doom surrounding the treaty negotiations. “