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Sudan: Bashir Appears Before Prosecutor to Face Corruption Charges

[Deutsche Welle] Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was brought before a prosecutor to face corruption charges. It was the first time he has been seen in public since being toppled in an April coup.
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Sudan: Bashir Appears Before Prosecutor to Face Corruption Charges

[Deutsche Welle] Sudan's ousted President Omar al-Bashir was brought before a prosecutor to face corruption charges. It was the first time he has been seen in public since being toppled in an April coup.

Lockheed: No concern that Raytheon-UTC merger will affect F-35 program

Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager Greg Ulmer said on Monday he had "no concern" that the proposed merger of Raytheon Co and United Technologies Corp would affect the F-35 program or pressure its margins.
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Lockheed: No concern that Raytheon-UTC merger will affect F-35 program

Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager Greg Ulmer said on Monday he had "no concern" that the proposed merger of Raytheon Co and United Technologies Corp would affect the F-35 program or pressure its margins.

Police officer found dead with gunshot wound to head at Yishun North NPC

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old regular police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at the Yishun North neighbourhood police centre (NPC) on Sunday night (June 16). The police said in a statement on Monday that the male officer, a police sergean
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Police officer found dead with gunshot wound to head at Yishun North NPC

SINGAPORE - A 28-year-old regular police officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at the Yishun North neighbourhood police centre (NPC) on Sunday night (June 16). The police said in a statement on Monday that the male officer, a police sergeant, had reported for duty at 7.30pm on Sunday at the NPC at 31 Yishun Central and drew his service pistol from the armoury. He was found alone with a gunshot wound to his head at the rest area of the NPC at around 9.30pm, the police said. His service pistol was next to him. He was taken unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died from his injuries at 10.26pm. The police's Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the case as unnatural death. No foul play is suspected, the police said, adding that they are assisting the officer's family in their time of grief.

SCDF ragging incident death: NSF's last words were 'cannot encik'

SINGAPORE - The last words uttered by Corporal Kok Yuen Chin before falling into the 12-m deep pump well were of protest. «Cannot encik,» the 22-year-old had said, just seconds before he was pushed into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well where
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SCDF ragging incident death: NSF's last words were 'cannot encik'

SINGAPORE - The last words uttered by Corporal Kok Yuen Chin before falling into the 12-m deep pump well were of protest. «Cannot encik,» the 22-year-old had said, just seconds before he was pushed into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well where he drowned during a ragging incident to mark the completion of his national service. Regular specialists in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) are referred to as enciks. Cpl Kok's last words were heard in video footage shown in court on Monday (June 17) during an ongoing trial over his death. The officers in charge of the fire station on May 13 last year, the day of the ragging incident, are contesting the charges.

P1 registration for 2020, all you need to know

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the different phases of P1 registration 2020. The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2020 will open from Wednesday, 3 July 2019 to Thursday, 31 October 2019. P1 REGISTR
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P1 registration for 2020, all you need to know

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the different phases of P1 registration 2020. The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2020 will open from Wednesday, 3 July 2019 to Thursday, 31 October 2019. P1 REGISTRATION 2020: THINGS TO KNOW ELIGIBILITY Children born between 2 January 2013 and 1 January 2014 (both dates inclusive), must be registered at this year's P1 Registration Exercise for admission to P1 in January 2020. WHERE Parents are required to proceed to their school of choice during the eligible phase. TIMINGS Registration will be conducted between 8am-11am and from 2.30pm-4.30pm on each scheduled registration day (Monday-Friday). Parents must produce the originals of each required document at the time of registration. DO NOTE

Think-tank faces criticism over a report suggesting second home ownership is penalising the young

A report by the Resolution Foundation - which is run by a former adviser to Ed Miliband - said the buy-to-let boom was reducing the number of homes available for young people to buy.
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Think-tank faces criticism over a report suggesting second home ownership is penalising the young

A report by the Resolution Foundation - which is run by a former adviser to Ed Miliband - said the buy-to-let boom was reducing the number of homes available for young people to buy.

Britons are becoming more unhealthy because we don't socialise enough

Researchers asked 8,000 people in Britain about everything from their sex lives, quality of sleep, finances, relationships and jobs, finding an average 'wellbeing score' of 60.4 out of 100.
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Britons are becoming more unhealthy because we don't socialise enough

Researchers asked 8,000 people in Britain about everything from their sex lives, quality of sleep, finances, relationships and jobs, finding an average 'wellbeing score' of 60.4 out of 100.

Hundreds of Cambridge University students in 'Suicide Sunday' cardboard boat race

Witty undergraduates painted their cardboard creation red and wrote 'we send the EU £350mil, let's fund out NHS' on the side of the boat which they used to float down the River Cam.
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Hundreds of Cambridge University students in 'Suicide Sunday' cardboard boat race

Witty undergraduates painted their cardboard creation red and wrote 'we send the EU £350mil, let's fund out NHS' on the side of the boat which they used to float down the River Cam.

Listeria sandwich firm was warned two years ago for breaching rules

An inspection of The Good Food Chain found temperatures on some records for incoming goods had been filled out beforehand rather than being left blank for staff to complete.
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Listeria sandwich firm was warned two years ago for breaching rules

An inspection of The Good Food Chain found temperatures on some records for incoming goods had been filled out beforehand rather than being left blank for staff to complete.

Record number of over-50s are still living in rented homes

The figures, released by estate agent Hamptons International, mean that 15 per cent of rented homes are now occupied by households aged over 50, with pensioners making up nearly a third of this group.
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Record number of over-50s are still living in rented homes

The figures, released by estate agent Hamptons International, mean that 15 per cent of rented homes are now occupied by households aged over 50, with pensioners making up nearly a third of this group.

Filipino baking program helping wounded, retiring soldiers bags award in Canada

MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino baking program which seeks to empower wounded and retiring soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received an award at the 2019 International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) Gold Quill Awards in
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Filipino baking program helping wounded, retiring soldiers bags award in Canada

MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino baking program which seeks to empower wounded and retiring soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) received an award at the 2019 International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) Gold Quill Awards in Vancouver, Canada. The «Noble Bakers: Bakery Management Training and Equipment Donation» program of the Aboitiz Group was one of the 86 entries from all over the world that was awarded the Gold Quill Award of Excellence last June 11. Under the program, wounded and retiring soldiers of the AFP are empowered by providing them with a financially-sustainable bakery business, equipping them with the skills to run it profitably. ...Keep on reading: Filipino baking program helping wounded, retiring soldiers bags award in Canada

Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- It is «premature» to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Malacaang said Monday. Presidential Spokesma
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Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell – Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- It is «premature» to say that the ramming of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Malacaang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said what happened at Recto (Reed) Bank was a «clear violation» of UNCLOS as it demonstrates China's failure to prevent its fishing vessels from fishing within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ). READ:Carpio sees Sino militia at work, urges 'strong signal' to China «Premature! Premature pa nga kasi hindi pa natin alam ang facts,» ...Keep on reading: Recto Bank incident violation of UNCLOS? Still premature to tell – Palace

Gatchalian sees swift passage of ROTC bill in 18th Congress

MANILA, Philippines --- The bill seeking to make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) mandatory could be passed much faster in the next Congress, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Monday. Gatchalian said President Rodrigo Duterte's certification of th
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Gatchalian sees swift passage of ROTC bill in 18th Congress

MANILA, Philippines --- The bill seeking to make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) mandatory could be passed much faster in the next Congress, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said Monday. Gatchalian said President Rodrigo Duterte's certification of the Senate Bill No. 2232 as urgent will pave the way for its quick passage in the 18th Congress. READ: BREAK: Duterte certifies mandatory ROTC bill as urgent «Yan ay nangangahulugan na gusto ng presidente at parte ito ng kanyang polisiya at ang Senado ay bibigyan yan ng pahalaga (That means the President wants it and it is part of his policies so the Senate will prioritize it),» Gatchalian told reporters in an interview at the Se...Keep on reading: Gatchalian sees swift passage of ROTC bill in 18th Congress

Gov’t urged: Give OFWs a break, put moratorium on SSS, PhilHealth premium hikes

  MANILA, Philippines --- A non-government organization (NGO) on labor migration called for the moratorium on all premium hikes to be collected from Filipino migrant workers as it warned that this would likely push workers away from seeking employmen
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Gov’t urged: Give OFWs a break, put moratorium on SSS, PhilHealth premium hikes

  MANILA, Philippines --- A non-government organization (NGO) on labor migration called for the moratorium on all premium hikes to be collected from Filipino migrant workers as it warned that this would likely push workers away from seeking employment legally. «The outlook for our overseas workers is not at its brightest, with tensions rising throughout the Middle East and ongoing protests in Hong Kong over a hotly contested legislation, among other challenges,» Susan Ople, former labor undersecretary and head of the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, said in a joint press conference in Manila on Monday. "Any imposition of additional financial burdens would push our workers aw...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged: Give OFWs a break, put moratorium on SSS, PhilHealth premium hikes

Sara denies asking dad for Quiboloy’s SUV gift

MANILA, Philippines --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday contradicted her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, who said she wanted to keep an SUV given to him as gift by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. In 2016, then Davao City mayor and presidential ca
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Sara denies asking dad for Quiboloy’s SUV gift

MANILA, Philippines --- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday contradicted her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, who said she wanted to keep an SUV given to him as gift by Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. In 2016, then Davao City mayor and presidential candidate Duterte said he had three properties at Woodridge Park, Ma-a, in Davao City given to him by Quiboloy. He also said the religious leader had also given him a Nissan Safari and Ford Expedition. However, Duterte claimed he tried to return the Ford Expedition to the pastor but his daughter Sara, he said, insisted on keeping it. READ:Duterte admits receiving gifts from Quiboloy «(I said) 'Pastor, iyo na 'yan',» Duterte sa...Keep on reading: Sara denies asking dad for Quiboloy’s SUV gift

The war that won't end: Civilian who served in Afghanistan still fighting for PTSD benefits

Many Canadian soldiers came back from Afghanistan exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. So did some of the civilian contractors who served with the Canadians - but unlike the soldiers, the civilians still haven't convinced Ottawa to provide t
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The war that won't end: Civilian who served in Afghanistan still fighting for PTSD benefits

Many Canadian soldiers came back from Afghanistan exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. So did some of the civilian contractors who served with the Canadians - but unlike the soldiers, the civilians still haven't convinced Ottawa to provide them with treatment.

No, Trudeau did not give $465M to Afghanistan, only to have it 'disappear'

A right-wing fringe political party that penned a false blog post about government aid to Afghanistan is one of a handful of Canadian groups that peddle misleading information online in an effort to spread xenophobic ideas, according to the Canadian Anti-Hat
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No, Trudeau did not give $465M to Afghanistan, only to have it 'disappear'

A right-wing fringe political party that penned a false blog post about government aid to Afghanistan is one of a handful of Canadian groups that peddle misleading information online in an effort to spread xenophobic ideas, according to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

How can Quebec heal wounds caused by emotional debate over religious symbols?

Michel Jacques had his view of Muslims changed when he arranged a meeting with some in his small Quebec town. Some say these kinds of exchanges will save the province after the tensions raised by a controversial religious symbol ban, which passed Sunday night
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How can Quebec heal wounds caused by emotional debate over religious symbols?

Michel Jacques had his view of Muslims changed when he arranged a meeting with some in his small Quebec town. Some say these kinds of exchanges will save the province after the tensions raised by a controversial religious symbol ban, which passed Sunday night.

'It's a problem for society': Climate change is making some homes uninsurable

Climate change has fundamentally changed the nature of the risk for homeowners and insurance companies alike, Peter Armstrong writes.
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'It's a problem for society': Climate change is making some homes uninsurable

Climate change has fundamentally changed the nature of the risk for homeowners and insurance companies alike, Peter Armstrong writes.

Sudan's Bashir appears before prosecutor for first time since his ouster

June 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Ousted President Omer al-Bashir was seen in public for the first time since his removal last April as when he appeared before a prosecutor to face charges of corruption. Following the army takeover of power, there were several rumo
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Sudan's Bashir appears before prosecutor for first time since his ouster

June 16, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - Ousted President Omer al-Bashir was seen in public for the first time since his removal last April as when he appeared before a prosecutor to face charges of corruption. Following the army takeover of power, there were several rumours about in presence in jail or attempts to escape from prison. Military officials several times pledged to invite the media to Kober Prison where is. The Transitional Military Council gave reporters the opportunity to take pictures (...) - News / FRONT_PAGE_DISPLAY

Abylgaziev discusses cooperation issues with Munich Airport delegation

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev met with Munich International Airport delegation headed by Managing Director Ralph Gaffal. During the meeting the sides discussed issues of cooperation in the fi
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Abylgaziev discusses cooperation issues with Munich Airport delegation

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev met with Munich International Airport delegation headed by Managing Director Ralph Gaffal. During the meeting the sides discussed issues of cooperation in the field of airport infrastructure development and air transportation of the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Government reported. Abylgaziev said that the expansion of transport logistics of the republic and achievement of goals to increase the volume of passenger traffic and cargo transportation, as well as ensuring flight safety are priority areas of work in aviation development. He also noted that the Government, together with international financial institutions, is actively working to launch a project of public-private partnership for the development and modernization of airports of Manas International Airport OJSC. Ralf Gaffal emphasized that Munich International Airport is interested in joint implementation of projects on development of Manas Airport infrastructure with parallel promotion of positive image of the Kyrgyz Republic in the international arena. He added that Kyrgyzstan has a huge potential for tourism and business development due to its geographical location and the existing of Manas airports infrastructure. In the course of the meeting the sides reached an agreement to intensify the talks and find the optimal directions of cooperation between Manas International Airport OJSC and Munich International Airport in order to make the airport a powerful air transport hub in the Central Asian region. Munich International Airport is the second largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt am Main in terms of number of passengers served and the seventh busiest airport in Europe. The airport operates flights to the largest number of destinations in the world - 264 destinations and is the base for the Lufthansa German national company.

Leading world companies specialists to visit Kyrgyzstan to tell about machine learning and innovations

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Leading experts from Amazon, Facebook and other well-known companies will visit Kyrgyzstan to share their knowledge. The Machine Learning and Innovation event will take place on June 19 at the American University of Central A
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Leading world companies specialists to visit Kyrgyzstan to tell about machine learning and innovations

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. Leading experts from Amazon, Facebook and other well-known companies will visit Kyrgyzstan to share their knowledge. The Machine Learning and Innovation event will take place on June 19 at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Employees from Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Uber and Workday will talk about machine learning and innovation. People, who want to visit the event free of charge,need to pre-register by clicking refernce. The organizers note that the event will be held in English without translation.

Osh hosts pilaf festival

Osh, June 17, 2019 /Kabar/. The first pilaf festival of this year took place on the platform in front of the Osh National Drama Theatre named after Sultan Ibrayimov on June 15. The aim of the festival is to get acquainted with the national traditions and pecu
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Osh hosts pilaf festival

Osh, June 17, 2019 /Kabar/. The first pilaf festival of this year took place on the platform in front of the Osh National Drama Theatre named after Sultan Ibrayimov on June 15. The aim of the festival is to get acquainted with the national traditions and peculiarities of preparation of the main dish of rice regions of Kyrgyzstan: Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken. The main participants of the culinary event, which was attended by more than 200 people, were representatives of public catering of Uzgen, Nookat, Aravan, Kara-Suu regions, Osh city, rice farmers and residents of the Osh Oblast, as well as foreign guests of the city. Cooks from different regions of the country were invited to the festival, so the guests of the festival had the opportunity to taste many kinds of this delicious dish. City tourists also participated in the festival. “We accidently came to this bright event. This is a unique opportunity to see with your own eyes the difficult and fascinating process of cooking a national dish,” Vicky Martin from Australia shared her impressions. The winners of the contest in the category “The best pilaf” were the participants from Osh, Kyzyl-Kiya, and Uzgen cities. The main achievement of the festival was the positioning and branding of domestic rice, familiarization with the culture of hospitality, strengthening the potential of rice farmers of Osh Oblast, promoting the art of chefs, protecting national values and respect for the cultural heritage of our people. Pilaf (US spelling), or pilau (UK spelling) is a rice dish, or in some regions, a wheat dish, whose recipe usually involves cooking in stock or broth, adding spices, and other ingredients such as vegetables or meat, and employing some technique for achieving cooked grains that do not adhere.

Establishment of Center for Public-Private Partnership worth USD 30 mln proposed in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. The Budget and Finance Committee of the Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) has approved a draft resolution on the establishment of the Center for Public-Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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Establishment of Center for Public-Private Partnership worth USD 30 mln proposed in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/. The Budget and Finance Committee of the Jogorku Kenesh (Kyrgyz Parliament) has approved a draft resolution on the establishment of the Center for Public-Private Partnership under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The Asian Development bank will provide grant funds in the amount of USD 30 million for its establishment. Deputy Economy Minister Eldar Abakirov said that the experience of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus had been studied. “The Center will deal with the development and implementation of public-private partnership projects, as well as provide training to government bodies employees,” he added. The Center will employ 15 specialists, of whom 4 to be funded by the Investment Promotion and Protection Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Two earthquakes with magnitude of 3.5 occur in Batken Oblast per day

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/ Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 3 and 3.5 have occurred in Batken Oblast for a day, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan reported. The press service of the Emergency Ministry said with re
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Two earthquakes with magnitude of 3.5 occur in Batken Oblast per day

Bishkek, June 17, 2019. /Kabar/ Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 3 and 3.5 have occurred in Batken Oblast for a day, the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan reported. The press service of the Emergency Ministry said with reference to the Institute of Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, that on June 16 at 18:37 there was an earthquake of 3 points. Residents of Kara-Shoro village felt 2 points. In Ozgorush, Katran villages of Leilek region the force of tremors was felt in 3 points, in Madaniyat, Kara-Suu villages - 2.5 points. According to preliminary data, there are no victims or injured.

Brailsford backs Froome to come back after horror crash

Team Ineos manager Dave Brailsford expects four times Tour de France champion Chris Froome to return to elite cycling after last week's horror crash at the Criterium du Dauphine.
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Brailsford backs Froome to come back after horror crash

Team Ineos manager Dave Brailsford expects four times Tour de France champion Chris Froome to return to elite cycling after last week's horror crash at the Criterium du Dauphine.

Jeddah Season presents a perfect blend of past and present

Author: spaID: 1560718578213811600Sun, 2019-06-16 23:55 JEDDAH: The sites where Jeddah Season is held have attracted thousands of visitors with more than 150 events and activities highlighting development opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Sites inclu
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Jeddah Season presents a perfect blend of past and present

Author: spaID: 1560718578213811600Sun, 2019-06-16 23:55 JEDDAH: The sites where Jeddah Season is held have attracted thousands of visitors with more than 150 events and activities highlighting development opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Sites include King Abdullah Sports City (KASC), Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The festival, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, sheds light on the city’s special characteristics. These make it an international tourist destination and strengthen its position as the Kingdom’s capital of tourism through the restructuring, operation and management of the events sector, one of the most important industries for the national economy. The season’s events, most of which are being held for the first time in the Kingdom, are suitable for different age groups, including families and children, and comprise water activities, sea adventures, concerts, theater performances and international entertainment and cultural events. Jeddah Season hosts international bands and teams that offer exciting shows. It boasts restaurant areas, creative exercises, recreational activities, tourist attractions and folk dances. Historic Jeddah will host on June 27 the Kingdom’s first charity auction, organized by the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Christie’s at Nasseef House, which displays more than 40 works by contemporary Arab artists from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Hotels along Al-Hamra Corniche have seen the highest occupancy rates in Jeddah, and the corniche continues to attract visitors who wish to see what it has to offer, including the Glow Garden, where art, technology and innovation merge in an outdoor light festival with pieces that capture the underwater world of the Red Sea. There is also the Las Fallas event, which continues throughout the season and presents sculptures that explain the different cultures and backgrounds of several countries. During Jeddah Season children will also have their share of fun through the entertainment facilities located in two areas. Some of the fun-filled activities include jumping games and wall climbing. There are also two nurseries established for lost children. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTravelTags: JEDDAH SEASONJeddahCulture and Entertainment Jeddah Season takes music lovers on magical journey with Vivaldi light showTraditional art workshops on offer in Jeddah Season

Saudi Arabia ‘believes in equal rights for disabled’

Author: SPAID: 1560718933833851200Mon, 2019-06-17 00:01 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia, represented by its permanent mission to the UN, participated in an event on the sidelines of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Person
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Saudi Arabia ‘believes in equal rights for disabled’

Author: SPAID: 1560718933833851200Mon, 2019-06-17 00:01 NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia, represented by its permanent mission to the UN, participated in an event on the sidelines of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the UN headquarters in New York. The event, titled “Innovation for All,” was organized by the UAE’s permanent mission to the UN as part of a series of events to review national and international experiences in supporting people with disabilities. A number of Saudi and Emirati officials and prominent figures participated in the event to shed light on efforts to promote innovations and initiatives to help people with disabilities. Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi ambassador to the UN, thanked the UAE’s permanent mission for inviting the Saudi mission to participate. Al-Mouallimi said Saudi Arabia has ratified the CRPD and firmly believes in equal and fundamental rights and freedoms for disabled people, as well as full respect for their dignity. The Kingdom “is aware of the decisive role of new innovations to facilitate the achievement of this objective and the elimination of discrimination faced by disabled and elderly people,” he added. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan aims to uphold the rights of disabled people, and empower them to actively participate in shaping the country’s economic and social future, Al-Mouallimi said. FASTFACT 7% of the Saudi population have a mild or severe disability, said Ahmed Al-Frian, counselor of the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN. The aims of the King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR) include “using the latest technologies to improve our understanding of disability, improving diagnostic and treatment capabilities, and developing ways to provide people with disabilities with concrete assistance,” Al-Mouallimi said. The Saudi Education Ministry has taken measures to integrate disabled students, including special education programs in regular schools, training faculty members who work with disabled students, and providing technological instruments for disabled students free of charge, he added. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: King Salman Center for Disability Research (KSCDR)Vision2030Vision 2030 KSA's King Salman Center for Disability Research holds its 9th general assembly meetingSaudi disability research center assists 3m disabled in Saudi Arabia

Saudi envoy attends launch of palm of peace initiative

Author: SPAID: 1560720096983953900Mon, 2019-06-17 00:21 CAIRO: Osama Nuqali, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League, attended the inauguration of the “Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace”
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Saudi envoy attends launch of palm of peace initiative

Author: SPAID: 1560720096983953900Mon, 2019-06-17 00:21 CAIRO: Osama Nuqali, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative of the Kingdom to the Arab League, attended the inauguration of the “Palm of Peace, from the Land of Peace” initiative in Cairo on Saturday. The initiative was launched by Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Abdul Aziz, governor of the Qassim region, in the presence of Cairo’s Gov. Maj. Gen. Khalid Abdulal. To mark the initiative, a palm tree was planted during the ceremony in Al-Farouq Square, Cairo. The event saw the participation of Arab Organization for Peace and Development President Dr. Mashael bint Matar Al-Otaibi and Saudi and Egyptian officials, businesspeople and journalists. “Just as Egypt was the first destination of King Abdul Aziz when he started drafting the Kingdom’s foreign policies, Egypt today is the first stop for the Palm of Peace, which will continue its journey and roam the world,” Nuqali said. “The world today is in a dire need of peace, love, tolerance and brotherhood between the peoples of the planet. These are the noble principles upon which our Islamic faith and the human values and traditions were built,” he added, stressing the Kingdom and Egypt’s keenness to “preserve these principles through all means possible.” The Saudi ambassador to Egypt thanked Prince Faisal for his initiative. He also expressed his appreciation to Al-Otaibi for hosting the event. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Palm of PeaceSaudi Arabia and Egypt Shoura Council speaker lauds Saudi-Egyptian tiesJoint Saudi-Egyptian military exercise wraps up in Egypt

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