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Slow news day

Slow news day

On a good day, we barely have time to cover everything we’d like. Some days, however, the news agenda is slower than we’d like. A lot slower. Sunday was one of the those days.

November 14, 2010 1:24 by



Kipp likes to save you the bother of reading the newspapers. Every morning, we diligently go through them, size up the stories that matter, ignore the stories that don’t, and then tell you what’s out there you need to worry about. It’s a simple system, and it works pretty well.

On a good day, we barely have time to cover everything we’d like. Some days, however, the news agenda is slower than we’d like. A lot slower. Sunday was one of the latter kinds of days.

Aside from the Formula One in Abu Dhabi, not much was going on. For evidence of that fact, we’d like to give you two of the four lead stories on Emirates 24-7 in the morning.

Story number one: UAE has third highest expat-to-national ratio in the world

Story number two: Rents in old Dubai buildings dive

As ever, we’ll give you the gist of these two shocking headlines; it is our duty, after all. The first story contends is that the UAE has quite a lot of expats, the second confirms that, with prices of modern buildings falling, many residents prefer to live in those rather than the ancient, dilapidated buildings they currently inhabit.

Kipp guesses that, with the Eid holiday providing most people with three days off, many people have taken the whole week – hence the lack of things going on. And they’re not alone; Kipp will be on a reduced service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.
Perhaps we should all brace for more not-particularly-earth-shattering headlines in the days to come.



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