OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

’Murder on the Orient Express’ is available on OSN Store.
Updated 07 February 2018
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OSN offers a nightly double-bill of award-winning movies

Movie and series lovers are in for a treat this February with OSN. Bringing new and exclusive movies and series, Academy Award-winning films, sports and family entertainment, OSN has the stories to keep viewers entertained all month long.
The Oscars
Every night from Feb. 16 until March 4 at 8 p.m., enjoy a double-bill selection of Oscar-winning and nominated films on OSN Movies First HD.
The 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs exclusively on OSN Movies HD on March 5 at 4 a.m., and is simulcast on OSN Yahala Cinema HD with Arabic commentaries. You can also catch the event again with a prime time repeat at 8 p.m.
OSN Living HD
Whether you are a travel-junkie or food fiend, design obsessed or hooked on home-improvement, OSN Living HD offers a great range of shows that will help you get your lifestyle fix. All shows are subtitled in Arabic. The channel offers new shows from celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver’s “Jamie’s Comfort Food,” “Bake with Anna Olsen,” “Grand Designs” and much more to come.
OSN Store
Just months after their cinematic release, buy and keep three of 2017’s biggest movies on OSN Store and watch them whenever you like, and as many times as you want:
l “Daddy’s Home 2” — Families will love this laugh-out-loud comedy, where Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) attempt to manage their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
l “Murder on the Orient Express” — A celebrated detective is recruited to solve the case of a mysterious death.
l “Thor: Ragnarok” — Two years after the events in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” can Thor save his home and the Asgardian civilization from the all-powerful Hela?
OSN First Home of HBO
l “Homeland S7” — Premiering Feb. 12 (10 p.m.)
This gripping crime-drama series returns, and after former CIA Agent Carrie leaves her job in White House, she moves back to D.C. and takes on the Keane administration who has arrested 200 members of the intelligence community.
OSN Series Comedy HD
l “Hit the Road S1” — Double bill premiere on Feb. 5 (10 p.m.)
This new series follows a chaotically dysfunctional family of would-be rock/pop stars on the search for fame and fortune in a cross-country bus tour, starring Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander.
OSN Series First HD
l “The Voice S14” — Tuesdays from Feb. 27 (7 p.m.)
The four-time Emmy Award-winning program, returns, for another season showcasing unbelievable vocal talents in the enthralling reality competition series.


J-PAL boosts refugee education

Updated 20 May 2018
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J-PAL boosts refugee education

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a new scheme to help refugees access higher education in development economics. 

The goal of this new collaboration is to empower refugees through training that will enable them to leverage their local knowledge, build their technical skills, and become experts in the fields of development economics and public policy. 

Starting in the summer of 2018, J-PAL is teaming up with MIT’s Refugee Action (ReACT) initiative to provide access for selected refugees to the online MicroMasters program in Data, Economics and Development Policy (DEDP) offered by J-PAL and MIT’s Department of Economics. ReACT, which aims to connect refugees with higher education, will sponsor selected learners and provide access to five online MicroMasters DEDP courses on development economics; in-person workshops on business skills, and paid internships to put their skills into practice. 

Hassan Jameel, president of Community Jameel Saudi Arabia, said: “Education and learning are fundamental to a strong society, and providing access to MIT’s MicroMasters is a foundation upon which to rebuild the disrupted education and careers of refugees worldwide. 

“Building on computer science and entrepreneurship support for refugees in Jordan, this collaborative effort between J-PAL, MIT and ReACT creates another bespoke learning opportunity for refugees, opening doors and knocking down barriers to higher education for learners.” 

A MicroMasters is a professional and academic credential, accredited by MITx, MIT’s online learning platform, and offers individuals a route to applying for a full master’s degree program at MIT or other universities. 

The new initiative uses a carefully crafted model of blended learning — with financial support for online courses and in-person workshops, as well as strong emphasis on community building — to specifically target and overcome the educational challenges facing refugees. This track within ReACT aims to provide refugees with the tools they need to engage as technical experts with the problems facing their communities.