Friday 4 September 2015

‘Extra screen time drags down teenagers' exam grades’

Teenagers who spend an extra hour a day surfing the internet, watching TV or playing computer games risk performing two grades worse in exams than their peers who do not, according to research by British scientists.   In a study of more than 800 students aged 14


EDM to showcase flight training simulators at Apats

EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defence sectors, will showcase its range of civil aviation training simulators at this year’s Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium (Apats) event in Bangkok, Thailand later this month. The eve


Innovation to be focus of major Bahrain forum

A forum entitled Women Entrepreneurship and Innovation is to be held in Bahrain on November 19 to celebrate Women Entrepreneur’s Day, it was announced yesterday. Organised by Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society in strategic partnership with Tamkeen and Unido, Industry and Commerce Min


War stops 13 million from going to school in Mena

Conflicts across the Mena are preventing more than 13 million children from attending school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued on Thursday. The Unicef report "Education Under Fire" looked at the im


UAE academy launches new foreign relations programme

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy has received the first batch of students for its post-graduate diploma programme in UAE Diplomacy and International Relations, a programme spread over nine months.   It will equip the students with understanding of all aspects of


Du initiative to instill business skills in students

Dubai-based telecom opeartor du has launched an initiative for all ambitious university students with entrepreneurship to start earning while studying.   The Agent 055 Netowrk initiative aims at nurturing and equipping univeristy students with the skills to forg


Injaz Bahrain delivers record programmes for students

Injaz Bahrain, a non-profit organisation which aims to inspire and prepare young Bahrainis to succeed in a global economy, is set to build on the momentum of a record-breaking year 2014-15 academic year in terms of the number of programme delivered and students reached, as well as other perfo


Bedaya holds summer camp for 70 students

The Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development hosted a summer camp for 70 univeristy and high school students.   The Bedaya Summer Camp included several workshops focusing on communication skills, personality analysis, leadership skills, business


Russian institute to train Egypt nuclear specialists

Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Russia and Egyptian-Russian University have signed a co-operation agreement which makes provisions for the joint training of specialists for the nuclear industry in Egypt. An Egyptian delegation, including Higher Education and Science Ministe


Saudi launches e-visa for private sector firms

Saudi Arabia has launched major facilities for the private sector including electronic visa issuance for top firms which have achieved the required Saudization rates, a report said. Other facilities include an e-recruitment portal and government approval gate which will see Labou

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