Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Draper University ink MoU

Updated 22 March 2018

Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Draper University ink MoU

JEDDAH: The Saudi Federation for Cyber Security and Draper University signed a Memorandum of Understanding, The Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.
The deal was announced on the sidelines of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s royal visit to the US.
The California-based institution is specialized in teaching business pioneering and is known for its training programs in developing entrepreneurship.
The deal aims to send 15 Saudi nominees on scholarship to the headquarters of the university in addition to exploring the possibility of establishing a branch of the university in the Kingdom.
The agreement was co-signed by the Federation’s Vice Chairman Abdullah Sharaf Alghamdi, on behalf of its Chairman Saud bin Abdullah Al-Gahtani, and John Bax, the Vice President of the university.
In a statement, Al-Gahtani said that the MoU comes among a series of agreements aiming to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 and build a new technological generation.

Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019

Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.