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North Korea probably fired ballistic missile - Japan Coast Guard

The agency has warned the fishing vessels in the area about potential danger and told them to avoid coming close to missile debris if they are found
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North Korea probably fired ballistic missile - Japan Coast Guard

The agency has warned the fishing vessels in the area about potential danger and told them to avoid coming close to missile debris if they are found

Singapore's badminton world champion Loh Kean Yew loses in India Open final

SINGAPORE - National shuttler Loh Kean Yew experienced his first defeat as world champion when he was beaten 24-22, 21-17 by India's world No. 17 Lakshya Sen in the India Open final on Sunday (Jan 16). In the 54-minute clash between two young rising stars a
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Singapore's badminton world champion Loh Kean Yew loses in India Open final

SINGAPORE - National shuttler Loh Kean Yew experienced his first defeat as world champion when he was beaten 24-22, 21-17 by India's world No. 17 Lakshya Sen in the India Open final on Sunday (Jan 16). In the 54-minute clash between two young rising stars at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, 20-year-old Sen produced better defence and fewer unforced errors to seal victory at the US$400,000 (S$539,000) event in New Delhi and claim his third win over Loh in five encounters. This was Sen's 10th career title and first Super 500 triumph, the fourth tier of the Badminton World Federation World Tour circuit and the Indian received a US$30,000 winner's cheque, while world No. 15 Loh took home US$15,200. The Singaporean, 24, will be disappointed to miss out on his second Super 500 and eighth career title, but to put things in perspective, he had won his first Super 500 event only last November at the Hylo Open in Germany. A month later, he stunned the fraternity by winning the BWF World Championships in Huelva, Spain where Sen claimed the joint-bronze.

WHO warns not to treat Covid-19 as endemic: Should Singapore be concerned?

SINGAPORE - Many countries around the world, including Singapore, are taking steps towards living with Covid-19. But as recently as Jan 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned against treating the virus as endemic, especially since the Omicron situa
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WHO warns not to treat Covid-19 as endemic: Should Singapore be concerned?

SINGAPORE - Many countries around the world, including Singapore, are taking steps towards living with Covid-19. But as recently as Jan 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned against treating the virus as endemic, especially since the Omicron situation has not yet stabilised. What explains this apparent difference in views? The main reason is that the world as a whole is not yet ready to live with the virus, said Professor Teo Yik Ying, dean of the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Only a handful of developed countries have the ability to protect their people against the virus, he said. Even among these, vaccination and booster take-up rates may not be high enough to confer sufficient protection. «The WHO fears countries deciding to emulate this posture and lift most of the social and community measures before the vaccination uptake and hospital resources can be readied for it,» Prof Teo said. «This will lead to a lot more infections and a lot more deaths.»

Who’s Who: Naif Almohaia, human capital general manager of Saudi Exports

Mon, 2022-01-17 00:02 Naif Almohaia is human capital general manager of Saudi Exports. In his current role, Almohaia is leading his department’s transformation to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Almohaia began his career in finance, staying in the i
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Who’s Who: Naif Almohaia, human capital general manager of Saudi Exports

Mon, 2022-01-17 00:02 Naif Almohaia is human capital general manager of Saudi Exports. In his current role, Almohaia is leading his department’s transformation to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Almohaia began his career in finance, staying in the industry for 13 years. It eventually led him to begin his path in human capital development, where he grew his out-of-the-box thinking and analytical skills. He established his career as a senior financial officer at Fawaris AlBilad Trading Establishment, where he gained the building blocks to hone his financial analytical expertise. During his position as senior financial officer, Almohaia also took on internships at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Ernst & Young to boost his knowledge base in banking functions and assurance services. His career branched into human resources when he accepted a position at the Arabian Assessment & Development Center. Following his time there, Almohaia built further expertise by collaborating on megaprojects as human resources effectiveness analyst at Mercer. After that, he began his duties as organizational development officer at Elm Co., where he began to expand his awareness and knowledge about the organizational design and development of companies. In recent years, Almohaia joined Saudi Telecom Co. where he worked in technical roles as senior organizational design analyst, and then later returned to a supervisory role in organizational development at the STC’s Center of Excellence. Almohaia gained valuable experiences as an organizational effectiveness manager at KPMG Saudi Arabia and as a human capital-organization development manager at the Diriyah Gate Development Authority in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and general studies. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Who's Who Who’s Who: Dr. Issam bin Saad bin Saeed, state minister and Cabinet member for Shoura Council affairsWho’s Who: Mazen bin Ghazi Dirar, chairman of the National Committee for Hajj, Umrah and Visit Activities

Saudi Arabia rolls out aid in Yemen, Afghanistan

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 00:16 HAJJAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center mobile medical clinics have continued providing treatment services at the Waalan camp for displaced people in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. In one week, clinics recei
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Saudi Arabia rolls out aid in Yemen, Afghanistan

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 00:16 HAJJAH: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center mobile medical clinics have continued providing treatment services at the Waalan camp for displaced people in Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. In one week, clinics received 136 people with various health conditions. They were provided with medical services. KSrelief also distributed more than 63 tons of food baskets in the Al-Mudhaffar district of Taiz Governorate, helping 4,039 people. The project aims to distribute about 192,000 food baskets weighing more than 20,000 tons to impoverished families across 15 Yemeni governorates. KSRelief is also distributing food and provide shelter to needy families in Afghanistan as part of the Saudi relief airlift dispatched by the center to support the Afghan people. The center distributed on Saturday 17 tons of aid. It included 250 food baskets, 500 flour bags, 250 winter bags and 250 blankets in the Qala-e-Fathullah district of Kabul, helping 250 families. Tags: King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Saudi project clears 4,739 Houthi mines in YemenKSrelief chief: Saudi Arabia ranks third globally in providing humanitarian assistance around the world

Saudi finance minister meets top EU official in Riyadh

Mon, 2022-01-17 00:34 RIYADH: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan met European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed enhancing financial coope
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Saudi finance minister meets top EU official in Riyadh

Mon, 2022-01-17 00:34 RIYADH: Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan met European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed enhancing financial cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the European Commission and the EU’s economic recovery plans and available investment opportunities. The meeting was attended by a number of senior officials from the Ministry of Finance and the European Commission.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn Saudi finance minister says Kingdom is expected to record surplus in 2023 and 2024 Saudi finance ministry completes $266.4bn payment orders in 2020

Saudi Arabia’s KAUST launches Science Festival at Thuwal Beach

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 00:40 JEDDAH: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has launched its annual Science Festival for 2022, which will be held Jan. 20-21. The festival, which will be held at Thuwal Beach in Jeddah, aims to inspire youn
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Saudi Arabia’s KAUST launches Science Festival at Thuwal Beach

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 00:40 JEDDAH: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has launched its annual Science Festival for 2022, which will be held Jan. 20-21. The festival, which will be held at Thuwal Beach in Jeddah, aims to inspire young talents in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa region. KAUST President Tony Chan said that the world is moving towards innovation as a basis for discovery and invention, and that there is an urgent need for young people to confront the most essential problems in global societies and participate in solving them. He pointed out that KAUST has become prominent in science and technology in Saudi Arabia, quickly becoming an international platform to inspire and nurture young scientific minds to unleash the power of science and achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals. “This is a very important occasion in the history of our events, as we are moving the site for the first time outside the walls of KAUST and expanding the program of events to allow the potential of our nation’s youth to move towards great scientific horizons and put Saudi Arabia on the map of innovation, technology and youth-led initiatives,” he said. Chan stated that this year’s festival will feature a schedule including a variety of science fairs, daily evening science shows, science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics challenges for children, and science projects presented by KAUST students. The festival also includes an exhibition on the Red Sea coast to preview the area’s project to change the rules of sustainable tourism. The exhibition will feature whale sharks, shura trees, coral reefs, and marine simulation ponds. Other events will showcase some of the components currently available at KAUST, including the Core Lab, the Start-Up fair, the Museum of Failed Scientific Attempts, and interactive robots that will roam throughout the site. Food and entertainment kiosks will be available throughout the festival period.   Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) Saudi companies among winners of KAUST ‘Shaping the Future of Media’ challengeSaudi Arabia’s NEOM and KAUST join forces to protect endangered turtle species

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language implements project to strengthen language policies

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 01:07 RIYADH: The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language has implemented a draft language policy guide for Saudi government institutions. The move aims to activate decisions related to the language within government bodi
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King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language implements project to strengthen language policies

Author: Mon, 2022-01-17 01:07 RIYADH: The King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language has implemented a draft language policy guide for Saudi government institutions. The move aims to activate decisions related to the language within government bodies, and to develop awareness among workers of the importance of linguistics and its connection to decisions and regulations at various levels. It also aims to provide procedural steps and an executive working guide that preserves the Arabic language’s position in government institutions, the academy said in a statement. The project aligns with the academy’s strategic goals, preserving the integrity of Arabic and supporting it verbally and in writing, and developing policies, strategies, plans and programs. It includes a review of the Saudi language policy, based on various regulations and legislation, and also includes an executive guide for language editing in government institutions. The project is one of the initiatives of the Human Capacity Development Program, one of the programs of Vision 2030, and aims to train more than a thousand employees in 20 ministries and government agencies, through 40 training courses, focused on two main topics: Writing skills for administrators and the basic rules of Arabic writing. The two topics were chosen based on a study of specific needs in functional language situations. The first training courses for the project have already begun, and several were held in coordination with the ministries of culture, education, and Islamic affairs. Courses last for two days, with an average of eight training hours. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi ArabiaHuman Capacity Development Programlanguage Saudi Arabia’s KAUST launches Science Festival at Thuwal BeachSaudi finance minister meets top EU official in Riyadh

Assemblies of God pastor handed 8 years jail term for impregnating 16-year-old girl

A pastor at the Assemblies of God Church in Mchinji, Steven Chabwera, will spend the next eight years in jail for impregnating a 16-year-old girl from Nkhwazi Village in Traditional Authority Mavwere. The conviction follows the referral of the case to the pol
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Assemblies of God pastor handed 8 years jail term for impregnating 16-year-old girl

A pastor at the Assemblies of God Church in Mchinji, Steven Chabwera, will spend the next eight years in jail for impregnating a 16-year-old girl from Nkhwazi Village in Traditional Authority Mavwere. The conviction follows the referral of the case to the police by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of […] The post Assemblies of God pastor handed 8 years jail term for impregnating 16-year-old girl appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawian graduates encouraged to focus on entrepreneurship than employment

When pursuing their higher education, the majority of Malawians get obsessed on securing employing upon their graduation instead of aiming for entrepreneurship, which — if deliberate steps are taken to strengthen and stimulate it — can help create job opp
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Malawian graduates encouraged to focus on entrepreneurship than employment

When pursuing their higher education, the majority of Malawians get obsessed on securing employing upon their graduation instead of aiming for entrepreneurship, which — if deliberate steps are taken to strengthen and stimulate it — can help create job opportunities. This is what has been observed by renowned and successful Malawian engineering entrepreneur, Simbi Phiri […] The post Malawian graduates encouraged to focus on entrepreneurship than employment appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

CFTC cautions schools against tying tuition to supply of uniforms and other products

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has cautioned education institutions in Malawi to immediately stop and desist from tying the provision of tuition to the supply of uniforms, groceries, books and other products in order to promote competitio
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CFTC cautions schools against tying tuition to supply of uniforms and other products

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) has cautioned education institutions in Malawi to immediately stop and desist from tying the provision of tuition to the supply of uniforms, groceries, books and other products in order to promote competition and consumer protection in the education sector as provided for under the Competition and Fair Trading […] The post CFTC cautions schools against tying tuition to supply of uniforms and other products appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Malawi is a crime scene: Speaker Gotani Hara captured in “Bill smuggling” – exonerates “smugglers”

Malawi has become a crime scene where high ranking officials exonerating criminals as “saints”. A new twist to the Bill Smuggling saga has emerged with Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara exonerating Pastor Martin Thom and Natio
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Malawi is a crime scene: Speaker Gotani Hara captured in “Bill smuggling” – exonerates “smugglers”

Malawi has become a crime scene where high ranking officials exonerating criminals as “saints”. A new twist to the Bill Smuggling saga has emerged with Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara exonerating Pastor Martin Thom and Nations Msowoya who were arrested over suspicion that they smuggled a Loan Authorisation Bill of 2021. It […] The post Malawi is a crime scene: Speaker Gotani Hara captured in “Bill smuggling” – exonerates “smugglers” appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Kremlin identifies ‘red line’ in NATO-Russia relations

NATO’s “gradual invasion” into Ukraine has brought the US-led bloc right to Moscow’s “red line,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told CNN. He said the situation poses an imminent threat to the European security as a whole. Read Full Article at
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Kremlin identifies ‘red line’ in NATO-Russia relations

NATO’s “gradual invasion” into Ukraine has brought the US-led bloc right to Moscow’s “red line,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told CNN. He said the situation poses an imminent threat to the European security as a whole. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kremlin spokesman says NATO is weapon of confrontation, not dove of peace

According to the Kremlin spokesman, the current situation did not develop overnight, it has been developing for decades
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Kremlin spokesman says NATO is weapon of confrontation, not dove of peace

According to the Kremlin spokesman, the current situation did not develop overnight, it has been developing for decades

Russian delegation head turns to OSCE secretary general over blocking of Facebook account

Russia’s mission to the OSCE drew the attention of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro to this illegitimate act of censorship
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Russian delegation head turns to OSCE secretary general over blocking of Facebook account

Russia’s mission to the OSCE drew the attention of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Teresa Ribeiro to this illegitimate act of censorship

Russia to inspect UK military unit January 18 under international treaty - report

Such inspections are designed to verify information on troops, military equipment and deployment plans
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Russia to inspect UK military unit January 18 under international treaty - report

Such inspections are designed to verify information on troops, military equipment and deployment plans

More Russian troops leave Kazakhstan after peacekeeping mission - Defense Ministry

The Il-76 military transport planes will deliver personnel and equipment of the airborne units to the Vostochny air field in the Ulyanovsk Region and Chkalovsky air field in the Moscow Region
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More Russian troops leave Kazakhstan after peacekeeping mission - Defense Ministry

The Il-76 military transport planes will deliver personnel and equipment of the airborne units to the Vostochny air field in the Ulyanovsk Region and Chkalovsky air field in the Moscow Region

'Brave Knight' blocks major international waterway

A 50-year-old bulk carrier put maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait - a major international waterway - to a brief halt after it broke down near a bridge, making the passage impossible. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Brave Knight' blocks major international waterway

A 50-year-old bulk carrier put maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait - a major international waterway - to a brief halt after it broke down near a bridge, making the passage impossible. Read Full Article at RT.com

The U.S. government is boycotting the Beijing Olympics over human rights. Coke and Airbnb are still on board.

For two years, campaigners representing the people of Hong Kong, Tibet and China’s Xinjiang region have been pushing U.S. and Western companies to drop their sponsorships of the Games, which start Feb. 4. None have.
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The U.S. government is boycotting the Beijing Olympics over human rights. Coke and Airbnb are still on board.

For two years, campaigners representing the people of Hong Kong, Tibet and China’s Xinjiang region have been pushing U.S. and Western companies to drop their sponsorships of the Games, which start Feb. 4. None have.

Talking Blues: Of Malawi‘s mysterious list of Sattar‘s henchmen

“We are all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” Mignon McLaughlin Developments from the time Zuneth Sattar was arrested in the UK in early October 2021 continue radiating a sense of foreboding in high and low places. While Sa
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Talking Blues: Of Malawi‘s mysterious list of Sattar‘s henchmen

“We are all born brave, trusting, and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.” Mignon McLaughlin Developments from the time Zuneth Sattar was arrested in the UK in early October 2021 continue radiating a sense of foreboding in high and low places. While Sattar’s arrest was itself a climax of sorts, panic is signalling an earthquake […] The post Talking Blues: Of Malawi‘s mysterious list of Sattar‘s henchmen appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Marinica rules out on Flames making it as group leaders or even as runners-up

Hours before the Flames collected 3 points against Zimbabwe to edge closer to qualifying for their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun, head of technical panel Mario Marian Marinica is reported to have said making it as group leaders or even
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Marinica rules out on Flames making it as group leaders or even as runners-up

Hours before the Flames collected 3 points against Zimbabwe to edge closer to qualifying for their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroun, head of technical panel Mario Marian Marinica is reported to have said making it as group leaders or even as runners-up was out of the question. In the report on Opera […] The post Marinica rules out on Flames making it as group leaders or even as runners-up appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

Covid vaccination for 12-14 age group likely to start by March: NTAGI chief

The Covid vaccination programme is set to start for the 12-14 age group from February-end, Dr N K Arora, chairman of the Covid-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation told TOI on Sunday. Adolescent vaccination is making impre
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Covid vaccination for 12-14 age group likely to start by March: NTAGI chief

The Covid vaccination programme is set to start for the 12-14 age group from February-end, Dr N K Arora, chairman of the Covid-19 working group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation told TOI on Sunday. Adolescent vaccination is making impressive strides across the country.