July-August 2011 Issue 13
Happy Birthday “Timeout”
Ramadan Edition Inside
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Early 2010 we’ve revamped our InSorouh as a result of internal survey, interviews, and the critical need to enhance our internal communication. The revamp was a success, not only to provide our employees with updated information about Sorouh but also to enable them to enhance the communication across diffrent divisions. Moving ahead to June 2010, we recognized the need to step up our internal communication and provide a monthly magazine to staff to read more about their colleagues, different divisions, enjoy fun content and get the chance to win great prizes every month! Since the first issue of Timeout magazine we’ve seen significant increase in traffic to InSorouh. We have interviewed more than 40 employees and have given out dozen of gifts. Today, we’re taking Timeout to the next level. With a new, fresh and vibrant design that reflects Sorouh evolved brand, there will be more intresting and offbeat content. You will hear more about your colleague's adventures and obviously more prizes! We’ve had all of these changes from you! The input in the last newsletter survey was valuable and we thank you for that.
Gate Towers hat left The penthouse cap bridge is a unique engineering design in Abu Dhabi and will be a significant construction recognition locally and internationally. The steel erection started in midJuly 2011 with the center piece weighing approximately 600 tones which is scheduled to be lifted in October 2011 and the structural completion by January 2012.
Timeout is completely produced in-house. Thanks to Noora (Designer), Obaid (Editor-in-Chief), Marketing & Communication team and to all staff for their contributions.
Small Talk This month Fidal Warde’s little princess “Malak” will take us through her school, family and mom’s work.
Tower 1, 2 and 3 have all reached Level 62 and construction has started on the penthouse cap bridge.. The Arc has now topped out at Level 22. All internal fixtures and finishes are progressing well within all of the Towers
Can you tell us what your name is? Call me Malak or Mimoo.
What do you like to do after school? I like drawing
How many brothers and sisters do you have? I have only one brother “ Ibrahim “ we call him “ Barhooma “.
What is your favourite color? Purple
Malak, how old are you? I’m 5 years old.
Who is your best freind? I have too many friends, family and cousins. And I have Casper my cat !
Which grade are you in? I was in KG and now I’m going to grade 1
What do you think mum is doing at work? She is playing !!
What is your school name? I don’t know my school name!
Do you like watching movies? Yes, I like Tangled the girl with the long hair.
Why you don’t know your school name? Because it’s the summer holiday now!
Do you want to say something before we finish? Yes, I want a large photo of me to be at Timeout
Ramadan 1432 AH Hijri Calendar
Muharram Safar Rabi Al-Awwal Rabi Ath-Thani Jumada Al-Ula Juamada Ath-Thaniya Rajab Sha’aban Ramadan Shawwal Dhu Al-Qa’ada Dhu Al-Hijja
Things to avoid during Ramadan
Try avoiding anything too salty or spicy. Salty food makes your body retain liquids and gives you the feeling of being bloated. While spicy food induces thirst.
• Adhan - the Islamic call to prayer
Drinks like coke, coffee and tea are best avoided. Caffeine is a diuretic and you need to maintain your water levels.
• Maghreb / Maghrib - Sunset prayer
• Fajr (dawn) - One of the five daily Islamic prayers, performed before the break of dawn
• Dhuhur / Dhuhr / Zuhr - Midday prayer • Asr - Mid-afternoon prayer • Isha / Isha’a - Evening prayer, the fifth and last prayer of the day
• Taraweeh prayers - Special evening prayers dur-
High sugar foods such as sweets offer a source of highly concentrated glucose, but offer few other benefits and will increase both your thirst and risk of dehydration.
ing Ramadan, after Isha, when the Quran is recited.
• Suhoor - The morning meal taken before the sun rises and the start of fasting during Ramadan
• Imsak - Beginning the daily fast, means the act rather than the time
Fried food is unhealthy and should be to a limited portion. It causes indigestion, heartburn and weight problems.
• Iftar - The evening meal after sunset to break the daily fast during Ramadan • Zakat - Giving alms. It is especially important for Muslims to give Zakat during Ramadan.
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At the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up
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Broccoli and Tortellini Salad Ingredients
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6 slices bacon 20 ounces fresh cheese-filled tortellini 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 3 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets 1 cup raisins 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 red onion, finely chopped
Directions 1.Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. 2.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse under cold water. 3.In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar to make the dressing. 4.In a large bowl, combine broccoli, tortellini, bacon, raisins, sunflower seeds and red onion. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.
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Learn to love the taste of the water 1. Reconsider your water
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source 2. Change the taste of water 3. Drink only water for a while 4. Trick yourself into liking water
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5. Always keep water near you 6. Learn about the benefits of drinking water 7. Understand the importance of replenishing water regularly 8. Know how much water you need
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This month contributers: Noora Al Boainain; Mohamad Abdul Majid; Maria Eve Del Rosario; Hassan Yasser Ibrahim, Lina Amer, Farajollah Zarif Editor-in-Chief: Obaid Al Yammahi. TIMEOUT is produced by the Marketing Department. Please send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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