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Bid to create 20,000 jobs in health sector
Healthcare | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:03 am
The Ministry of Health has decided to award scholarships to Saudi students in an attempt to provide approximately 20,000 jobs in the health sector, which is in high demand. The decision follows a previous agreement between the Health and Education ministries, local media has reported.  The ...
Traders seek to change activity during Haj season
Business & Money | Sunday 16 August, 2015 5:07 am
Many shops in the city are planning to change their commercial activities during the Haj season to meet the demand of pilgrims and thereby earn profits, an official has said. He, however, clarified that stores not involved in the sale of food items will not be allowed to enter this kind of trade in ...
Riyadh governor to open Top 100 Saudi Brands awards ceremony
Government | Saturday 15 August, 2015 5:50 am
Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar will inaugurate the Top 100 Saudi Brands awards ceremony in the Kingdom at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel at 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. Usamah M. Al-Kurdi, president of Alagat Company, the organizing firm, said that the top 100 Saudi brands in the Kingdom are...
French scientists to train Saudis in nuclear energy
Environment & Energy | Saturday 15 August, 2015 4:52 am
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) joined hands with the International Institute of Nuclear Energy (12EN) to train Saudi engineering graduates in nuclear energy programs to achieve its vision 2032, which aims to replace 50 percent of the dependence on traditional fossil...
Local Haj likely to get 40% cheaper
Government | Saturday 15 August, 2015 4:47 am
Prices for local Haj packages are expected to drop between 30 and 40 percent this year, according to an official at the Ministry of Haj. Most local Haj operators have begun to change their packages after the ministry announced the launch of the online portal for local pilgrims. According to the ...
ETIHAD AIRWAYS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP DELIVERING STRONG RESULTS FOR INDIAN CARRIER
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 15 August, 2015 3:29 am
The strategic investment of Etihad Airways into Jet Airways is delivering strong results for both airlines across areas including network growth, revenue enhancement and operational and cost improvements, senior executives from the airlines said today.   Speaking at a media conference in ...
Macy’s Forms Joint Venture with Fung Retailing to Test e-commerce in China
Business & Money | Saturday 15 August, 2015 2:51 am
Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced it has formed a free-standing joint venture with Hong Kong-based Fung Retailing Limited (a privately-held enterprise; see footnote below) to explore retailing in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing consumer...
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Cars & Autos | Saturday 15 August, 2015 2:33 am
Lexus International has announced its call for entries for the Lexus Design Award 2016. First launched in 2013 to foster the growth of ideas that can contribute to society, this international design competition aims to support up-and-coming creators from around the world.   The theme for ...
The Coca-Cola Company Names James Quincey President and Chief Operating Officer
Business & Money | Saturday 15 August, 2015 12:13 am
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) today announced James Quincey has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. As President and COO, Quincey will have responsibility for all of the Company's operating units worldwide. He will report directly to Chairman and...
ETIHAD AIRWAYS SUPPORTS ARAB FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 14 August, 2015 3:31 pm
Australian filmgoers can look forward to tales of street racing women, disastrous road trips, and a father’s quest for acceptance of his special needs son at the 12th annual Arab Film Festival Australia, which is sponsored by Etihad Airways.   The festival, which opened its 2015...
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