Friday 27 March 2015
 
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$15.2m project to create jobs for youth, women in Jordan

A new $15.2 million project was signed in Rome aimed at reducing rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid Al Lozi, Ambassador and permanent representative

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Tamkeen backs women entrepreneurs forum

Bahrain’s labour fund Tamkeen is taking part as a strategic partner in the 63rd World Congress of the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), which will conclude in Bahrain today (March 26). The support for the event, which is being held under the slogan ‘Our

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‘Managers need to consider sleep benefits to improve skills’

Managers everywhere need to consider the benefits of more sleep in order to reap the rewards of productivity while avoiding poor decision making and inefficiency, according to an expert. During a keynote address at a joint Middle East and North Africa summit between Hult Internat

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Mentor’s role in starting business highlighted

Even the biggest names in industry had to start somewhere, and one of the best ways to progress one’s career is by having a mentor, an expert said, speaking to young entrepreneurs recently in Dubai, UAE. There are many hurdles to getting a venture off the ground, not least

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AUD hosts student empowerment programme

The American University in Dubai (AUD) recently hosted student success programme focusing on how it can transform tertiary-level students into globally competitive individuals conducted by motivational speaker Sean Covey. The event highlighted the benefits of ‘The 7 Habits

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80pc of Qataris ‘need to become leaders’

If Qatari nationals are to fill all of the strategic roles within the country, then nearly 80 per cent of Qataris need to develop leadership skills, a report said. The ‘Maximising Qatari Talent’ research from Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) conducted with Qatar Cham

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Alitalia, Etihad launch management training programme

Alitalia has launched a new graduate management programme in collaboration with UAE national carrier Etihad Airways, providing an opportunity for graduates from Italy’s leading universities to develop into future leaders of the airline. A total of 400 candidates applied for

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Batelco to host event to support talented youth

Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco) is set to host the annual ‘Made in Bahrain’ event at the Al A’ali Shopping Complex - Bouleward, to support talented youth. The event, which will be hosted by Batelco’s Youth Marketing Team, will take place on Mar

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Focus on using technology to improve learning outcomes

The importance of leveraging technology to build employable skills for youth preparing them for a stronger future and career was the focus of a recently concluded annual Microsoft in Education Global Forum. More than 500 innovative educators, school leaders, partners and governme

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Saudi tightens clamp on illegal expat workers

Saudi Arabia is tightening a crackdown on illegal foreign workers in the kingdom, giving the Ministry of Labour more powers including the right to distribute financial rewards to inspectors who turn up violations. The decision is one of a string of adjustments to economic regulat

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