Friday 28 November 2014

Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa opened the 10t


Steps to protect foreign workers in GCC approved

Gulf and Asian labour ministers have agreed on a series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf, officials said. The deal followed two days of talks in Kuwait City between ministers from 12 Asi


T4EDU expands teacher development programme

Saudi Arabia’s Tatweer Company for Educational Services (T4EDU) in conjunction with Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, has announced the wider rollout of the Saudi Math and Science Teacher Development Programme. The programme will see ultimately 500 educat


Saudi shows the way home to runaway expats

Hundreds of expatriates classified as runaways in Saudi Arabia may now avoid jail and go back to their countries, benefiting from a recent concession announced by the government, a report said. The concession rules that the runaways, or huroobs, should have no pending criminal ca


Airways Aviation wins Royal Oman Police Force deal

Airways Aviation, a leading pilot training school, has won a contract to train pilots for the Royal Oman Police Force. The school has been training the Royal Oman Police Force aeroplane and helicopter pilots from zero experience through to full commercially rated pilots at both V


HR managers urged to be more people-centric

There is an urgent need for human resource (HR) professionals to transform their business functions and become more people-centric, a top minister has said. According to Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, the HR function, which was known as


Bahrain Polytechnic seals Microsoft EES deal

Bahrain Polytechnic, a government-owned tertiary education institute, said it has signed a Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement to provide students a practical hands-on experience so they can flourish in the workplace and promote Bahrain’s economic growth.


DI in deal to set up Lebanese university at DIP

Dubai Investments, a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has signed a deal with Lebanon-based non-profit higher education institution University of Balamand, to establish an academic campus at its Dubai Investment Park (DIP).
 It will be the first un


ALF launches entrepreneurship centre in Chicago

Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) has launched the new Sheikh Faisal Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East at the DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business in Chicago, US. The new centre is aimed at fostering entrepreneurship through exchange progra


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