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Gulf News story
Free-of-charge book lending service attracts many readers in Al Ain
By Aftab Kazmi, Bureau Chief
Published: November 06, 2008, 23:23
Al Ain: Two expatriate women have pooled their efforts to promote the reading habit, offering hundreds of books to readers through an online booking reading club.
The free-of-charge book lending service has attracted dozens of people in the city with some of them now also willing to share their personal libraries for the community service.
Stephanie Shimko, an American teacher, and Humairah Irfan, a Pakistani IT professional, are even spending money from their own pockets on taxi fares to reach a book dispensing point. “This is our way of returning something we can to the society,” said Shimko and Humairah.
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Highlights from the Gulf News article:
“… Free wi-fi access to the internet will be made available for passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport from June 1…”
“…In the last twelve months the airport has operated 12 Internet kiosks, each offering 15 minutes of free access per user. In response to the demand from customers for such services ADIA has chosen to introduce free access for all passengers across its three terminals. …”
“…From 1 June an hourly rate of Dh10 will apply to Terminal 1 car park users and Dh5 per hour for users of the Terminal 2 car park. Short-stay visitors simply dropping off family or friends and leaving within 15 minutes will still have access to both parking facilities free…”
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Received the YellowDVD in the snail mail last week. The letter included explains this new concept in yellow pages, which if actually seen logically is the most obvious progression in the evolution of the printed Yellow Pages. Just imagine lunging around with the big printed Yellow Pages directory in your bag!
Now I wonder how long it would take Al Wahda Express (UAE’s official Yellow Pages in collaboration with Etisalat) to come out with a DVD version. The YellowDVD has roped in Dubai Municipality…so looks like it is set to dominate Dubai. With Etisalat now charging for its 180 directory phone service, YellowDVD might just about pull it off!
The Direct mailer letter:
The actual DVD – outside and inside: