Philippine consular visits in Alkhobar reset

Updated 24 January 2013
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Philippine consular visits in Alkhobar reset

In a move designed to accommodate the enormous demand for passport renewals in the Eastern Region, the Philippine Embassy has revised its 2013 schedule for outreach consular services, known as the “Embassy on Wheels” in Alkhobar.
The embassy has added four additional dates to Embassy on Wheels (EOW) in Alkhobar. They are Feb. 14-15, March 7-8, March 21-22 and April 18-19. This is in addition to the previously scheduled consular outreach missions.
Applicants with appointments for the months of February through July 2013 will be re-scheduled for earlier dates.
The additional have necessitated a shuffle of existing appointments.
According to a press release from the Philippine Embassy, those who originally made appointments for Feb. 21 and 22 will be attended on Feb. 14 and 15. Those with appointments on March 28 and 29 will be attended on Feb. 21 and 22.
Those with appointments on April 25 and 26 will be attended on March 7 and 8. Those with appointments on the April 23 and 24 will be attended on March 21 and 22. Those with appointments on June 27 and 28 will be attended on March 28 and 29. Those with appointments on July 11 and 12 will be attended on April 18 and 19.
Applicants affected by the revised schedule will be informed via e-mail and mobile phone. Appointment slots for the consular outreach on April 25 and 26, May 23 and 24, June 27 and 28, and July 11 and 12 are considered open, and the online appointment system will soon be amended to allow for online appointments on these dates.


Disappointed fans hail improved performance by Saudi Green Falcons but defeat ends World Cup dream

Updated 21 June 2018
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Disappointed fans hail improved performance by Saudi Green Falcons but defeat ends World Cup dream

  • A fan named Yousif, who watched the match at the General Sports Authority viewing tent, was happy that the game at least was close this time.
  • Saudi Arabia will face off against Egypt, who also lost their opening two group A games against Uruguay and Russia, on June 25.

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s World Cup dreams were shattered after Uruguay beat the Green Falcons 1-0 in the second of the three group-stage matches. Most Saudi fans in Jeddah were much happier with the team’s performance in game two, following the resounding 5-0 defeat by host nation Russia in the opening match on June 14, but still bitterly disappointed by the loss, which means they cannot qualify for the knockout stages.

Yousif, who watched the match at the General Sports Authority viewing tent, was happy that the game at least was close this time. “Although we lost, the performance was much better than the first game with Russia. I hope we win our next match,” he said.

Nasrah, who watched the game with her two sons, said: “I was really disappointed because we played good today and nothing less than a win should have been acceptable. I am also disappointed to see the looks on my boys faces when the game ended as they were hoping for a win.”

Khalid Al-Raghbi said at least it had been a good match to watch. “We played a bit better today,” he added. “I wish we would have won but at least we performed better than our last match against Russia.”

Before the game, Ibrahim Al-Turki had been optimistic about Saudi Arabia’s chances. “We didn’t expect today’s result. I was thinking that Saudi would win by two goals, and Uruguay would score one,” he said.

The result was especially disappointing given the close result and the number of chances the Saudis had to score, said Badr, who added: “I don’t know what to tell you because we are deeply disappointed. At least if we lost with a big defeat I would say we deserved it. We had the potential but we could not score.”

Shadi Al-Ghamdi said he wished the national team’s much improved performance in their second game had been more evident in their first. “I am very proud of the players, I thought they played very well. I just wish they had played like this against Russia," he said.

Safah was less complimentary and said that the Saudi players had let their fans down, adding: “They seemed scared whenever they attempted to score any goals.”

Saudi Arabia will face off against Egypt, who also lost their opening two group A games against Uruguay and Russia, on June 25. It will be the final game in the competition for both sides, with only pride to play for, as they battle it out to see who will finish third in the group and who will be left in bottom spot.