Dunes School holds Sports Day function

Updated 29 December 2014
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Dunes School holds Sports Day function

Dunes International School (DIS), Alkhobar, held the 4th annual Sports Day function at its sports pavilion recently.
Sarah Abdul Aziz Al-Essa, chief director of the Girls Education Board in the Eastern Province, inaugurated the girls Sports Day event. The boys Sports Day function was earlier opened by Saad Al-Turaikki of Saudi Aramco and Awad Al-Qahtani, who was the guest of honor.
“Dunes always encouraged the importance of games and sports to be an integral part for all-round development of the students and prepare them to compete at a global level,” said Principal D. Manon.
“Since the Ministry of Education sanctioned sports for girls in private schools in May 2013, our school has broadened the sports facilities to be provided to our students, especially girls. The overwhelming enthusiasm seen among our students is a result of the encouragement they received in aid of the facilities and the guidance of the teachers in charge,” said Amjad Khan, the DIS director.
The Sports Day opening preceded the torch lighting ceremony with the chief guest releasing white pigeons to symbolize love and peace.
The Dunes School band led the march past of the four houses of the school.
Nearly 3,000 parents witnessed the performances of the KG children’s drill display as well as the track events of the primary and secondary sections.
Dignitaries, educationists from various schools and managing committee members were among those present.
The success of the event resonated the joint effort of the directors, principal, headmistress, the physical education team and the entire teaching and non-teaching staff.
Nadeem Tarin, founder and chairman of the DIS, extended his compliments to all the winners and participants, and lauded the efforts of the school directors, teaching and non-teaching staff members, and the parent community.
Danish Rahman, Ameen Madhavan and Bilal Khawaja, representing the Dunes parent committee, said they found the event a great experience.


Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

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Saudi Arabia arrests 13 accused of planning terrorist attacks

  • Four attackers were killed in failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on Interior Ministry building in Zulfi
  • The Presidency of State Security released identities of the 4 attackers

RIYADH: Thirteen people were arrested after finding plans to execute criminal acts that were targeting the Kingdom’s security, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.
The statement published by SPA included the names of the 13 men arrested, in addition to their civil ID numbers.
The spokesperson for the Saudi Presidency of State Security said explosive belts were found during a raid on the house of the Zulfi attackers.
Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack claimed by Daesh on an Interior Ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh on Sunday.
The four terrorists that were killed belonged to Daesh.
The Presidency of State Security released the identities of the four attackers: Abdullah Hamoud Al-Hamoud, Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Mansour, Samer Abdulaziz Al-Madid and Salman Abdulaziz Al-Madid.

Saudi authorities discovered a house in Al-Rayyan neighborhood in Zulfi governorate, rented by Abdullah Al-Hamoud, one of the four perpetrators, where they found what resembled to be a factory for manufacturing explosives and explosive belts.
A total of five explosive belts were found, four of which were worn by the perpetrators, and another inside a car. The belts contain detonating keys and grenades with shrapnel-like screws.
Authorities also seized 64 homemade grenades, 61 pipe fittings, of which nine were being processed as pipe bombs, three mobile phones, three pressure cookers ready for detonation, two Kalashnikov machine guns, six pistols, and other various weapons.
They also found four bags (74,900 kg) containing organic fertilizers, along with sets of laboratory glass containers, a number of plastic containers, a package of liquid chemical containers, sulfur-fiber cartons, a homemade explosive detonator and a set of screws that were equipped with shrapnel.
Authorities also seized a set of ATM cards, two national identity cards, SR 228, a number of publications and CD-ROMs with content related to terrorist organization.
The Presidency of State Security said it is continuing to follow up with terrorist elements that threaten the security and stability of the Kingdom.