Pakistan school in Jeddah honors top achievers

A photo session of the students with guests and the principal marked the conclusion of the program.
Updated 12 October 2019

Pakistan school in Jeddah honors top achievers

Pakistan International School Jeddah-English Section (PISJ-ES) recently observed a week of students’ academic achievements.

Fauzia Fayyaz Ahmed, consular at the Pakistan Consulate, and dignitaries from the armed forces of Pakistan attended the function.

Commemorations were held at the program to express solidarity with Kashmir and to mark Pakistan’s Defense Day.

Senior students marched past to set the ball rolling. The disciplined squad refreshed the sense of patriotism and loyalty toward the homeland.

The program commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Following that, the national anthems of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were sung.

Addressing the audience, school principal Adnan Nasir said the purpose behind having the awards ceremony together with the commemoration of the Defense Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day is “to inculcate in our youth the passion to do their best in their academic endeavors,” while fulfilling their responsibilities toward their country and the world at large.

He advised the students to focus their attention on acquiring education to develop discipline and a strong character.

The anecdotes of devotion and sacrifice by the officers of Pakistan’s army, navy and air force gave the program momentum.

The students’ meaningful talk highlighting the Kashmir issue received a standing ovation.

A group photo of the students with guests and the principal marked the conclusion of the program.

Top achievers from the IGCSE batch are Hafsah Khan, Minahil Nauman, Farheena Azfar, Zainab Suad, Musfirah Imran, Marium Akmal, Ali Zahid, Muhammad Abdul Rehman, Ayesha Khan, M. Huzaifa Farrukh, Hadiya Nadeem, Syed Moosa Ali, Wania Naeem, Zain ul Abidin, Ruqayya Rehman, Yahya Mubasshir, M. Zain ul Abidin, Asad Irfan, Roaa Saeed, Atika Rauf, Muhammad, Taiba Shakeel, Abdul Rehman Aftab, Sarah Mehboob, Omar Kashif Majeed, M. Zakariya and Mishaal Imran and Shaffan bin Amir.

M. Zaid and Munhib Qayyum were declared students of the year in the commerce and science disciplines respectively, whereas, Shaffan bin Amir and Muhammad Zaid recieved the same honor in the science and commerce streams respectively.

Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Updated 19 February 2020

Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Hyundai Motors has increased its presence in South Africa by launching its first mass-produced high-performance car — i30 N — last week in Cape Town. 

The first model of the N brand, the i30 N is Hyundai’s first high-performance car, which has been developed with a key focus on its race-track capability and its ability to be a fun-to-drive everyday sports car. 

“Advanced technology and a high level of driver customization has been built into the i30 N, which means it can play the role of a comfort-oriented commuter as well as a race-track ready performance car,” the automaker said.

The i30 N has a 1,998 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, with its maximum power output of 202 kW reached at 6,000 r/minute, while maximum torque is achieved from 1,500 to 4 700 r/minute. 

The power is delivered to the front wheels of the i30 N through a six-speed manual gearbox and has five different drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom, which can be accessed through two dedicated buttons on the car’s steering wheel. 

The i30 N has a rev matching function built-in to adjust the engine revolutions when the driver shifts from a higher to a lower gear, thereby ensuring smooth gear shifting. The dual muffler exhaust sounds add to the pleasure of commanding a high-performance vehicle.

Speaking at the launch, Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive South, said: “The i30 N is one of the most exciting cars Hyundai has made in the recent years highlighting Hyundai’s talented designers and engineers who are always setting new standards.

“It is a high-performance car meant to deliver a fun driving experience and I have no doubt there’s a bright future in store for the Hyundai i30 N in South Africa. It has already been described as a ‘game changer’ with more than 20,000 units sold across Europe since we started trading in 2017.”

The i30 N has stylish 19-inch wheels with 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires and red brake callipers featuring the N-logo. Aggressive bumpers with larger air intakes and a red character line, an aerodynamic rear spoiler with a triangular brake light, and a dual muffler exhaust complete the sleek, sporty look.

The i30 N also features the electronically controlled suspension (ECS) and electronically controlled limited-slip differential, which ensures an exhilarating drive with cornering capabilities that befits the i30 N’s hot-hatch character.

Customers can choose from five color options — Polar White, Performance Blue, Micron Grey, Phantom Black and Engine Red.

Hyundai plans to launch the i30 N model in the Middle East toward the end of 2020.