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A New Media Forum and Awards Ceremony to be Held in the Kingdom

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A new media forum and awards ceremony will be held in Saudi Arabia for the first time by the end of November this year.

The Saudi Journalists Association (SJA) announced that the forum will be staged in light of the Kingdom’s efforts of becoming a sector hub for the Arab world, and in conjunction with the inaugural Saudi Media Awards.

“Media Industry: Opportunities and Challenges” is the title of the two-day conference which will give the opportunity for well-known Saudi, foreign and Arab media figures to speak about the latest challenges that face the industry and the opportunities to overcome them.

The forum will be an annual conference aiming at positioning the Kingdom as the region’s media capital, said Khalid bin Hamed Al-Malik, Chairman of the SJA.

“The media’s role is essential and influential,” Al-Malik said. “This forum will open the way for further discussions, put forward views about the media industry in general and create dialogue with others to better understand global and regional practices.”

Both the forum and awards will be supported directly by the Minister of Media, Turki Al-Shabanah, who already held several meeting with board members of the SJA to help promote for the initiative.

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International Orchestra Delivers Remarkable Performance in Rose Village

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The city of Taif has witnessed a remarkable performance from Ukrainian and Russian musicians who played symphonies by Mozart and Beethoven at the Rose Village in Arrudaf Park. 

The show made sure to take on the theme of Ward village and therefore had the musicians dressed as white flowers and imitated rose ones, the thing that made the show extra special and personalized.

 

The musicians played from a height of seven meters, and still managed to delight the entire crowd with their amazing performance of the famous symphonies.

The reason behind having such a huge event as Ward village is to promote and show recognition for the rose as an icon to the city.

“The festival’s content was elaborated, and all the activities and events organized so as to promote the value, and the social and economic significance of Taif’s roses,” Mashaal Al-Rashid, head of the company organizing the Rose Village Festival, stated.

The orchestra were chosen carefully as they were selected from a number of countries after having delivered several performances in many capitals.

 

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Saudi Technical Students to Participate in a Global Competition

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Students and experts from Saudi Arabia will showcase their innovative skills in the ‘WorldSkills‘ competition for aircraft maintenance and welding, taking place in Kazan, Russia on Thursday.

The competition will include representatives from 75 different countries across the world and will last for 6 days.

“This is a biennial global competition during which more than 700 young men and women from 75 countries compete in 56 various categories,” said the CEO of Colleges of Excellence Dr. Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri. 

“The competition covers industrial and service professions with the highest international standards to promote technical and vocational training and raise awareness about the impact of such training.

“This competition aims to shed light on the importance of technical skills, encourage young people to acquire them, discover their skills and develop them and find cooperation opportunities among contestants and different sectors,” he added.

The following are the qualified participants from international technical colleges and strategic partnership institutes: Idris Abduljalil Al-Haji from the International Aviation Technical College (IATC) in Riyadh, Hassan Hussain Al-Rashid from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services, aircraft maintenance expert Ibrahim Khalid Yamani from IATC, and welding expert engineer Ghazi Mohammed Al-Mustanir from the Saudi Technical Institute for Petroleum Services.

We wish the students the best of luck and we certainly have faith in them that they will give us utter pride.

 

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Ward Village: The Hero Event of This Taif Season

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Ever since its launch, the Taif Season has turned the entire city into a magnet attracting visitors from all the surrounding regions, and the main hero of the events this year and the one proving to be the most popular is the Ward Village. 

Rose Village has so far has been bringing daily around 10,000 people to Arrudaf Park, where they get to spend the entire day there enjoying the live entertainment and shows.

“By the end of August, when the total number of those who visited our village is disclosed, I am sure the figures will be surprising. For the time being, we can say that we receive about 10,000 people per day. The exact number will be announced at the end of Taif Season,” a spokesman said.

What makes the event special is that the village is bringing together art, dance performances and music all together by blending them with the fragrant roses in the summer resort.

The village also brought one of Europe’s leading entertainment troupes and bands who helped create an amazing atmosphere for visitors and added a touch of joy for visitors.

 

“Some activities are repeated three times a day to cater for the flow of visitors who come at different times,” he added.

Activities include the rose lab, where attendees get to learn all about the rose oil industry and how fragrances are made, it includes all the steps from when the rose is picked to condensation and, finally, bottling.

 

Another show you don’t want to miss out on is the horrible rose shows, yep I didn’t misspell that, the horrible rose introduces to multiple rooms with dim lighting, sound effects and characters from horror movies! The surprises inside are what make the visitors’ experiences unforgettable.

 

You can also pitch in and help in making the local traditional handmade products, and create a sentimental souvenir with a memory that will last forever.

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