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Old May 14th 2013, 5:32 pm
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Default UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

Must be arm sales time...

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Old May 14th 2013, 5:48 pm
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

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Must be arm sales time...

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Old May 14th 2013, 6:21 pm
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**** me, I hadn't known about this organisation till now. That has got to be one of the biggest gravy trains going. 163 member states, including Iran, Syria, Jordan, Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Nauru (where the ****'s Nauru?), Palau (rice?), St. Vincent and the Grenadines (ice and a little umbrella with mine, please), Tuvalu, Togo, Tonga, Vanuata and Yemen.

"The BIE’s mission is to maintain the integrity and quality of Expos so that they may continue to educate the public and promote innovation in the service of human progress.

Expos must be able to not only provide a benchmark for the human progress made in a given domain but also propose a roadmap for the way forward – and the BIE works to ensure this."

Yeah, right.

And so it works by, in this instance, the UK (obviously one of the member states) supporting UAE (another member state). Clearly on a totally impartial and objective standpoint. I vote for Terry Wogan for Grand Maitre'D.
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You must have forgotten the old saying - "We come in peace, shoot to kill..."
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Forget the UK government - this is what call a REAL endorsement.....

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/us-re...l#.Un71a_kUmOk

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Why tweet support when you can do this:


http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/dubai-e...ible-1.1253075

This week, we speak to Fiona Newson-Smith from the UK who has been living in the UAE for 11 years.

Smith and her company strongly support Dubai’s bid for the Expo. She even had her nails painted with the Dubai Expo logo while being on sick leave to show support.
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I forgot the World Expo still exists.

Maybee it's just my perception but I think industry specific Expos are better venues.
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

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Why tweet support when you can do this:


http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/dubai-e...ible-1.1253075

This week, we speak to Fiona Newson-Smith from the UK who has been living in the UAE for 11 years.

Smith and her company strongly support Dubai’s bid for the Expo. She even had her nails painted with the Dubai Expo logo while being on sick leave to show support.
That made me laugh, some marketing bint from a shuttering company, gives a ringing endorsement of the Expo.
It's getting harder to tell the real news from parody these day in Dubai.
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

Originally Posted by Maxima View Post
Why tweet support when you can do this:


http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/dubai-e...ible-1.1253075

This week, we speak to Fiona Newson-Smith from the UK who has been living in the UAE for 11 years.

Smith and her company strongly support Dubai’s bid for the Expo. She even had her nails painted with the Dubai Expo logo while being on sick leave to show support.
Fiona Newson-Smith MCIM. Title: Regional Marketing Manager Middle East, HARSCO INFRASTRUCTURE;

So she can't have been that ill if she can manage to get her nails painted while on sick leave!

Sometimes you just can't make it up.
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

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Fiona Newson-Smith MCIM.
Completely off topic; what's the general take (or piss take) on persons who go by 3 names?
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

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Completely off topic; what's the general take (or piss take) on persons who go by 3 names?
How's that off topic, that's the woman who is mentioned as painting her nails with the logo while off sick?
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How's that off topic, that's the woman who is mentioned as painting her nails with the logo while off sick?
Well I figure it is off topic because it isn't directly or indirectly about the Expo or the woman's connection to the Expo.
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Unless Blue Cat gives it a proper endorsement I think the bid is doomed.

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Completely off topic; what's the general take (or piss take) on persons who go by 3 names?
Like 'Duke Of Edinburgh'? It's pathetic........
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Default Re: UK Government Back Dubai for Expo 2020

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Fiona Newson-Smith MCIM. Title: Regional Marketing Manager Middle East, HARSCO INFRASTRUCTURE;

So she can't have been that ill if she can manage to get her nails painted while on sick leave!

Sometimes you just can't make it up.
Looks like a crutch or walking stick of some description in the picture. She may have hurt herself taking part in extreme falconry, or one of the myriad of other activities available in the multi-cultured and open for business city of Dubai.
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