Mother camel leaves race to check on newborn in Sayaheed

The mother camel with her calf. (AN photo)
Updated 15 January 2018
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Mother camel leaves race to check on newborn in Sayaheed

JEDDAH: When the race started, camel number 104 was leading the flock in full gear, but in a rare move, she suddenly turned back to a 4x4 pickup truck on the side.
The matter became clear when the head of a newborn camel looked out from the back of the pickup truck while the mother camel was competing for position among the competitors.
Abdul Aziz Ayyad Al-Qahbani, the chairman of the Receiving and Delivery Committee at the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival, said that the committee received the mother camel with its newborn from the owner, Saleh Mohammed Al-Ajmi. The newborn was put in a 4x4 pickup truck to accompany his mother to the Sayaheed.
In a humanitarian gesture that takes into account the state of the mother and her newborn, Al-Qahbani said that the festival management was keen to move it from one place to another so as not to distance it from his mother and enable her to take part in the race.
Pointing out that “dealing with the situation required us to secure the newborn against any harm that might be triggered by other camels and to avoid the possibility of danger as some camels try to hurt and harm the young.”
The newborn appeared engrossed, while his mother competed all the individual laps. She came in the third place in the individual category “Gel – Wadah.”
The newborn achieved his first appearance in the Gel category, within three days of his birth, loaded on a luxury vehicle with utmost care and safety.


King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

Updated 13 November 2018
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King Salman to inaugurate key mining, industrial projects

  • The king will visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects
  • The Saudi Cabinet noted the visit by King Salman to Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration of a number of development projects

JEDDAH: King Salman will visit the northern regions of the Kingdom next week to inaugurate a number of development projects.
The king will also visit Waad Al-Shamal City for Mining Industries in the northern borders to inaugurate a number of mining and industrial projects, the Royal Court said in a statement on Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Abdullah Al Al-Asheikh announced that the king will inaugurate the activities of the third year of the seventh session of the Shoura Council next Monday. The king will deliver a speech on Saudi Arabia’s internal and external policy.
The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday also noted the visit by King Salman to the two regions of Qassim and Hail, attending citizens’ celebrations as well as his inauguration and laying the cornerstone of a number of development projects.
This reflects the king’s directives to provide services for all citizens and regions in the Kingdom for the achievement of further growth and development.
The Cabinet also commended the king’s directive to release prisoners and the insolvent in the regions of Qassim and Hail and pay their debts, considering it an extension of his care for insolvent and limited-income citizens.
The Cabinet reviewed the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause, pointing to the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)’s transfer of the Kingdom’s financial contribution to support the Palestinian Authority’s budget for August, September and October 2018, including an additional contribution totaling $60 million.
The Cabinet reiterated Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the bombing that took place in Mosul, northern Iraq; the suicide attacks in the Iraqi capital of Mogadishu and the Afghani capital of Kabul; and the attack in the city of Melbourne, Australia, confirming the Kingdom’s rejection of violence, terrorism and extremism, offering condolences to the families of the dead and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of scientific and cultural activities, stressing that the patronage of King Salman of the honoring ceremony of winners of the eighth King Khalid Award is considered an expression of his support for the prize to achieve its humanitarian, social and developmental goals.