Popular TV presenter Saud Al-Dosari dies in Paris

Updated 09 August 2015
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Popular TV presenter Saud Al-Dosari dies in Paris

JEDDAH: The well-known Saudi television personality, Saud Al-Dosari, was found dead in his house in Paris on Friday.
The award-winning talk show host died of a heart attack. He was 47.
As mourners took to social media to bid him farewell, many shared his last quotes. The last tweet by the popular host was posted during the holy month of Ramadan. It was: “It’s not important to have a Holy Qur’an in your pocket. What is more important is for your morals to be what the Qur’an calls for.”
Al-Dosari’s last TV appearance was during the talk show, “Le Yatmin Qalbi” (To Reassure My Heart) on Rotana Khaleejia in Ramadan. In that appearance, he interviewed Dr. Adnan Ibrahim about some prominent and thorny social and religious issues.
He began his career on the radio where he was a news presenter. He hosted a number of shows, including “Good Morning Arabia” and “Haneen,” which highlighted Arab celebrities with one-on-one interviews. He also hosted a live show from Cairo. He worked with several TV and radio organizations, including MBC, Orbit and Rotana Khaleejia.
His many accolades included being the recipient of the Best Arab TV Presenter Award in 1995 and the Gordons Trophy in 2010.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.