Dubai news round-up: July 10

Retired Cannavaro to stay in Dubai, worker’s surgery to attach arm, Beeton fundraiser a huge success and more ...

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Dubai After ending speculation on his playing career in the UAE, former Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro was appointed Al Ahli's global brand ambassador and technical consultant at his club yesterday.

Cannavaro first announced his retirement after nearly two decades in football and then went on to sign a three-year contract as technical consultant with his club in the presence of president Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah, Ahmad Khalifa Hamad, CEO of the club and new coach Ivan Hasek, among others.
Full story: Gulf News

In an incredible turn of events, an Afghan worker found his arm cut off while working in a factory in Al Quoz and then had it reattached by the doctors at Rashid Hospital.

A team of doctors at Rashid Hospital succeeded in putting the limb back into place after a marathon five-hour operation, giving hope to the victim that he will be able to work normally again to feed eight hungry mouths at home.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

A fundraiser for the family of Jonathan Beeton, the UAE international rugby player left clinically brain dead after a tragic boating accident, is expected to have collected more than Dh250,000 over the weekend.

The ‘Celebrating Studente’ (Beeton’s nickname) event saw the 27-year-old South African’s family, friends, team-mates and the wider rugby community attend a brunch at the Sevens ground here, where an auction, exhibition game and raffle also took place on Friday.
Full story: Khaleej Times

DUBAI: Eleven bright students returned home after successfully completing the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) Apprenticeship Programme, organised by the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE).

The DSS Apprenticeship Programme puts young students under the mentorship of marketing and management experts to live the reality of organising the event and learn more about how it is run, in order to improve their practical skills and level of professional competence, as well as allow them the opportunity to benefit from the know-how of experienced practitioners in their chosen field.
Full story: Gulf Today

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