Scouts festival opened in Jazan

Updated 03 December 2012
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Scouts festival opened in Jazan

JAZAN: A one-week festival titled ‘Young Scouts Open Festival’ opened at Al-Rashid Mall in Jazan on Saturday. The event, organized by the General Presidency for Youth Welfare’s (GPYW) regional office, was launched by Undersecretary of Jazan Province Governor’s Office Dr. Abdullah Bin Muhammad Al-Suwayed, who later toured the festival’s venue. An exhibition also part of the festival comprised a gallery of photographs depicting community service and scout programs as well as books and leaflets.
“The festival will include ceremonies, exhibition of pioneer scout works, a blood donation campaign, lectures, training courses as well as activities for kids, including a painting event,” said director of GPYW’s office and festival supervisor Hamid bin Eid Al-Surai.
Al-Surai said 50 scouts will be participating in the festival. Undersecretary Al-Suwayed honored those who took part in the organization at the end of the launch ceremony.


Autobots Roll Out! — transforming robot unveiled in Japan

Updated 26 April 2018
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Autobots Roll Out! — transforming robot unveiled in Japan

TOKYO: A Transformers-style, humanoid robot that can shape shift into a sports car in about 60 seconds was unveiled in Japan on Wednesday.
The “J-deite RIDE” robot is the brainchild of Kenji Ishida, CEO of Brave Robotics and a fan of anime movies featuring robots that could transform or combine with each other.
“I grew up believing that robots had to be capable of such things, which became my motivation to develop this robot,” Ishida told Reuters Television.
The blue and white robot is 3.7-meters (12 feet) tall and can carry two passengers as it transforms into a car or humanoid form.
Some people may view the robot as an “expensive toy,” but it was intended to inspire others, Ishida said.
The RIDE was co-developed with Asratec, a robot consulting firm, and amusement ride manufacturer Sansei Technologies.