The United Arab Emiratesi/juːˌnaɪtᵻdˌærəbˈɛmɪrᵻts/ (Arabic:دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدةDawlat al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran. In 2013, the UAE's total population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are Emirati citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates.
February 4 - Debt-ridden emirate of Dubai confirms the discovery of a new oilfield.
February 19 - Dubai's police chief calls for the head of Mossad to be arrested if Israel's spy agency is found to have been behind the killing of a Hamas boss in the emirate.
March 1 - In response to the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, Dubai's police chief states that travelers suspected of being Israeli will not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates even if they arrive with passports issued by other countries.
The loons (North America) or divers (UK/Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia. All living species of loons are members of the genusGavia, familyGaviidae and orderGaviiformes.
The loon, the size of a large duck or small goose, resembles these birds in shape when swimming. Like ducks and geese but unlike coots (which are Rallidae) and grebes (Podicipedidae), the loon's toes are connected by webbing. The bird may be confused with cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae), which are not too distant relatives of divers and like them are heavy set birds whose bellies – unlike those of ducks and geese – are submerged when swimming. Flying loons resemble plump geese with seagulls' wings that are relatively small in proportion to the bulky body. The bird points its head slightly upwards during swimming, but less so than cormorants. In flight the head droops more than in similar aquatic birds.
Diver is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers series and major characters in their respective anime series. Both are heroic characters who specialize in underwater combat.
Transformers: Generation 1
Diver is a marine biologist. Out of the Autobots, he is the best skilled in oceanic combat. He knows everything about Earths seas, and can even understand a little of the fish language. His weapons include his Sea Power Blaster and Sea Axe. His final attack is the "Screw Anchor", where he turns his Sea Anchor on its head, and launches it at the enemy like a boomerang.
Diver was fond of humans, and thought them special.
Diver was a regular character featured in the early episodes of the Japanese exclusive series Transformers: Super-God Masterforce. In this series, Diver's human form was that of a marine biologist.
Eight thousand years ago, a starship containing the Autobot Pretenders Metalhawk, Lander, Diver and Phoenix pursued the Decepticon Pretenders Blood, Dauros and Gilmer to Neolithic-era Earth, where they crashed. Using their Pretender abilities, the Autobots adopted the form of humans - not using simple external shells like in the American fiction, but actually transforming the very structure of their bodies into an organic equivalent, shrinking down to normal human size to hide in plain sight among burgeoning humanity. The Decepticon Pretenders, on the other hand, adopted the forms of monstrous creatures, becoming feared as demons by early man. After many battles, the Autobots succeeded in defeating their enemies and sealing them away for thousands of years—Blood in the pyramids of Egypt, Gilmer in the ruins of Atlantis, and Dauros beneath the Nazca Lines in Peru.