Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi, member board of directors of the National Institute for Professional Educational Development

Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi, member board of directors of the National Institute for Professional Educational Development
Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi
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Updated 19 January 2021

Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi, member board of directors of the National Institute for Professional Educational Development

Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi, member board of directors of the National Institute for Professional Educational Development

Dr. Dalal Ali Al-Rubaishi is a member of the board of directors of the National Institute for Professional Educational Development.
Minister of Education Hamad Al-Sheikh ordered the formation of the board to run the affairs of the institute.
In 1998, Al-Rubaishi received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from King Saud University, Riyadh. In 2011, she obtained an MBA from the Riyadh-based Prince Sultan University.
She later earned a Ph.D. in management with a focus on strategy, international business and entrepreneurship from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Her thesis was on “The Impact of Socioemotional Wealth on the Entrepreneurial Orientation and Succession Planning of Family SMEs in Saudi Arabia.”
Al-Rubaishi has been an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) since September 2015.
From February 2016 to October 2017, she worked as the vice dean for graduate studies and scientific research in the college. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a lecturer in the deanship of the preparatory year at PNU.
Prior to that, she worked as a part-time lecturer at King Saud University’s College of Business Administration for six months from September 2011.
Al-Rubaishi has taken part in several academic conferences around the world and at home in the Kingdom.
She received a certificate of academic distinction from the Saudi Royal Embassy in London and a similar certificate from the Saudi Cultural Bureau in London. She also received the “Best Ph.D. Research Proposal” award.


Saudi Arabia reveals robot programmed to quench thirsts of pilgrims

Saudi Arabia reveals robot programmed to quench thirsts of pilgrims
Updated 32 min 19 sec ago

Saudi Arabia reveals robot programmed to quench thirsts of pilgrims

Saudi Arabia reveals robot programmed to quench thirsts of pilgrims
  • The robot hygienically distributes Zamzam water to pilgrims

RIYADH: Pilgrims visiting the Grand Mosque in Makkah will no longer have to queue to quench their thirst thanks to a new robot handing out Zamzam water.
The machine was put on show on Sunday and set to work zipping around the mosque, allowing staff to grab a bottle of water as it passed by.
President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques Abdulrahman Al-Sudais said it was important to use advanced technology to maintain the safety of pilgrims especially during the times of the pandemic. 
The robot is designed to reduce the chance of contamination. 
Pilgrims and staff at the mosques can simply grab a bottle of water as the robot passes by without the need to queue or share a bottle with someone else.
“The smart robot distributes Zamzam water through hygienic means that avoids touching,” Al-Sudais said.
Since the start of the pandemic, Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of measures to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19 among pilgrims and worshippers at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah.
This year’s Hajj pilgrimage, which before the pandemic attracted about 2.5 million pilgrims, has been restricted to 60,000 people.
Like last year, pilgrims are restricted to Saudi citizens and residents with none allowed to travel from overseas to take part.


Houthi drone falls on school in Saudi Arabia's Asir region, no injuries reported

Houthi drone falls on school in Saudi Arabia's Asir region, no injuries reported
Updated 36 min 53 sec ago

Houthi drone falls on school in Saudi Arabia's Asir region, no injuries reported

Houthi drone falls on school in Saudi Arabia's Asir region, no injuries reported

ASIR: A Houthi booby-trapped drone fell on a school in Asir but no injuries were reported, the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defense reported on Sunday.

The Civil Defense said it had received reports of a projectile launched from Yemen by the Houthi militia towards one of the Asir region’s governorates that turned out to be a drone that had fallen on a school.


KSRelief performs dozens of heart surgeries in Mauritania

KSRelief performs dozens of heart surgeries in Mauritania
Updated 13 June 2021

KSRelief performs dozens of heart surgeries in Mauritania

KSRelief performs dozens of heart surgeries in Mauritania

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has performed 33 open heart surgeries and 50 cardiac catheterization procedures  in Mauritania since the start of the year. 

The operations were carried out by KSRelief volunteers as part of a project with the Muslim World League (MWL). 

The project helped low-income patients by diagnosing and treating cardiovascular conditions. 

KSRelief currently has 14 food security and health initiatives in Mauritania including leading first aid training and providing food baskets.


Saudi crown prince extends condolences to Kuwaiti counterpart for death of Sheikh Mansour

Saudi crown prince extends condolences to Kuwaiti counterpart for death of Sheikh Mansour
Updated 13 June 2021

Saudi crown prince extends condolences to Kuwaiti counterpart for death of Sheikh Mansour

Saudi crown prince extends condolences to Kuwaiti counterpart for death of Sheikh Mansour

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed his “sincere condolences” and sympathy to his highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Crown Prince of the State of Kuwait, after the passing of Sheikh Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah.

In a phone call on Sunday the crown prince of Saudi Arabia said he prayed for  forgiveness and mercy on behalf of the deceased. 

On Friday, King Salman and the crown prince extended their condolences in a phone call to the emir of Kuwait.


Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 13 June 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 19 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 448,093
  • A total of 7,572 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 19 deaths from COVID-19 and 1,017 new infections on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 344 were recorded in Makkah, 198 in Riyadh, 155 in the Eastern Province, 84 in Asir, 68 in Madinah, 60 in Jazan, 23 in Najran, 18 in Hail, 10 in Tabuk, 10 in Al-Baha, five in the Northern Borders region and two in Al-Jouf.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 448,093 after 1,133 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 7,572 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.
Over 15.6 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the Kingdom to date.