Emirates program supports UAE rugby players

Marwa Abdel Aziz Al-Naqbi represents the second tier of UAE’s female Emirati player. She plays with UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati “Al Maha” U19 girls team.
Updated 30 September 2019

Emirates program supports UAE rugby players

Emirates has presented two Emirati rugby youth players with the opportunity of a lifetime to lead out the teams competing in the bronze final on Nov. 1 in Tokyo Stadium during Rugby World Cup 2019. The initiative is part of the airline’s international flagbearer’s program, which provides opportunities for young fans to lead out teams to the pitch and participate in the pre-kick-off anthem ceremonies across key matches in the quarter-finals, semifinals, the bronze final and the final throughout 12 host cities in Japan.

Saoud Al-Kaabi and Marwa Abdel Aziz Al-Naqbi were unanimously selected by the UAE Rugby Federation board for their exemplary performance and commitment to the game of rugby. Al-Kaabi is currently the only Emirati of his age-group who plays in the “U16 Al-Ain Amblers,” an expatriate domestic-league team.

Al-Naqbi, 15, represents the second tier of UAE’s female Emirati players. She plays with UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati “Al Maha” U19 girls team.

Boutros Boutros, divisional senior vice president corporate communications, marketing & brand, said: “Emirates is committed to growing the game of rugby through grassroots support of local organizations, teams, events and players, ensuring the sport has a strong presence across all communities here in the UAE. We have been a longstanding partner through our support of the UAE Rugby Federation, and will continue to work with them to boost the ongoing development of the game.”


Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

Updated 20 October 2019

Saudi Electricity Company celebrates new graduates

  • Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute
  • The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals

JEDDAH: The Saudi Electricity Co.’s (SEC) Higher Training Institute in Jeddah celebrated the graduation of fresh trainees on Sunday.

This is the SEC’s final celebration of graduates this year. The training program is part of the company’s policy of bolstering its manpower with young, highly capable Saudi professionals who will help it better serve its customers and maintain its leadership in the industry.

Senior SEC officials praised the graduates for the technical capabilities that they gained from their training at the institute.

Graduate Ibrahim Al-Bakri delivered a speech on behalf of his peers, thanking the SEC and the trainers for caring for them throughout the training period.

In a speech, Abdulrahman Al-Obayed, senior vice president of human resources, who patronized the event, welcomed the graduates to the SEC.

He encouraged them to maintain their drive, move up through the company’s ranks and be proud staff members. He then honored the year’s standout students and trainers.