Sunday 26 June 2016

Investcorp launches innovation contest for students

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has launched a new competition that aims to stimulate innovative thinking amongst students across Bahrain. The Investcorp-sponsored student innovation contest will encourage students to participate in t


International law firms see long-term peril in Brexit

As the reality of Britain's vote to exit the European Union sank in on Friday, international law firms began sending out emails, warning actual and potential clients of issues that could arise due to "Brexit." Some set up 24-hour hotlines to field queries. But behin


‘Dynamic learning’ key to success in school

Most successful schools across the globe are leveraging “dynamic learning” - a combination of four key ingredients - in order to prepare students to enter the jobs economy of the future, a report said. The Problem Solvers, the new paper by leading authority on innovat


Red Hat launches new learning subscription

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has unveiled Red Hat Learning Subscription – Standard, a new learning subscription tier featuring unlimited access to its portfolio of online training content and certification exams. The Standard subscription provides access


Majid Al Futtaim in key women empowerment drive

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer across Mena, is encouraging regional talents to join its team by demonstrating skill development opportunities and the empowerment of female executives. Majid Al Futtaim’s human resources department highlights


‘Mena classrooms lacking in digital tech’

While 97 per cent of educators in the Mena region feel that technology plays a big role in transforming education systems, only 32 per cent of them are implementing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and digital literacy as part of their curriculum, a report said.


Young Adipec sees record participation this year

Young Adipec, an annual initiative by the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) aimed at high school students, expects an increase of 26 per cent in participation this year. The initiative, which aims to cultivate the next generation of home-grown energy


UAE, Bahrain post highest jobs growth in GCC

UAE and Bahrain registered the steepest rise at 9 per cent in employment opportunities in the GCC during May as compared to the corresponding period a year ago, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of online job posting activity. “Slow


Refugees offered free online university courses

Refugees worldwide will be able to take more than 1,000 online university courses for free as part of an effort to provide education and skills training under a US-based program launched on Monday as part of World Refugee Day. The initiative provides access to courses at such sch


Cima and AICPA to form new association

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Cima) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), are joining forces to create a new association that would represent the breadth of the accounting profession. The new association aims to become the most influential professional accoun

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