Prince Sultan University joins Red Hat Academy

Ibrahim Al-Ghemlas, director of Community Services and Continuing Education Center at Prince Sultan University, left, and Lee Miles, regional manager, CEMEA at Red Hat, during the signing ceremony for an employment program.
Updated 14 June 2017

Prince Sultan University joins Red Hat Academy

Prince Sultan University has announced it has collaborated with Red Hat Academy, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Program Red Hat Academy.
Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.
The King Salman Education for Employment Program at Prince Sultan University supports recent college graduates who need more practical training in order to compete in today’s job market.
Last month, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar laid the cornerstone for the center’s new building at Prince Sultan University. This center is seen as an important national development project that contributes to building a generation capable of achieving the objectives of economic development in the Kingdom.
Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with training. For more than a decade, Red Hat Academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide that have the required technology and support environments, with hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support. Red Hat Academy’s web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.
Ibrahim Al-Ghemlas, director of the Community Services and Continuing Education Center at Prince Sultan University said: “Red Hat is a multinational software company providing open source solutions to the enterprise community. They will be collaborating with us to offer multiple certification programs in System Administration and OpenStack Administration. Red Hat is an exciting addition to our King Salman Education for Employment academies and we look forward to a long and beneficial collaboration with Red Hat.”
Ken Goetz, vice president, Global Training and Certification, Red Hat, said: “We’re pleased to have Prince Sultan University join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program… To help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills, we work closely with a variety of educational institutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with Prince Sultan University as an important member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem.”


UAE’s Al-Hamra announces
relief package for partners

Updated 02 April 2020

UAE’s Al-Hamra announces
relief package for partners

Al-Hamra, a real estate developer, services provider and investment company in the northern emirates, has created an economic relief package, which includes several initiatives to help ease the financial burden of its mall tenants, freehold owners, residents and customers, impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The announcement is in line with the UAE government and Ras Al-Khaimah’s objectives to support the economic environment and boost financial stability. The initiatives include up to three months of rental relief, reduction in cooling consumption charges, deferral of fees, waiver of payment delay penalties and payment due date extensions.

Dedicated teams have been deployed to assess specific requirements of various businesses and individuals to provide economic relief and support. The tasked force is also reassessing cost-effectiveness of operations in order to pass on the benefit to the end users and customers.

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The initiatives include up to three months of rental relief, reduction in cooling consumption charges, deferral of fees, waiver of payment delay penalties and payment due date extensions.

Benoy Kurien, group CEO of Al-Hamra, said: “We have been proud partners in shaping the real estate landscape of Ras Al-Khaimah and this pride comes with a responsibility to the emirate as well as to our partners and consumers who have contributed to our success. This pandemic is reshaping the way we think about community and has made one thing strikingly clear: Our interdependence. We are working closely with our stakeholders to ensure that we recover from this period together, stronger and more resilient.

“We understand the predicament faced by all and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our economy. During these unprecedented times, we are more committed than ever to stand firmly by our valued partners and customers. Our initiatives aim to support business continuity by offsetting some of the impact, and to promote the welfare of the community. Our dedicated teams will reach out to our partners in the following days to understand and discuss their requirements and implement effective measures. We will continue to support the government, our customers and partners in all ways possible to overcome this challenging situation together.”

Al-Hamra has diversified interests in retail, residential and hospitality in Ras Al-Khaimah and owns iconic assets such as the award-winning master planned community of Al-Hamra Village, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al-Khaimah, Ritz Carlton Al-Hamra Beach, Manar and Al-Hamra Malls. The group is focused on providing premier lifestyle real estate developments, while investing in hospitality and leisure segments.