Culture In Quarantine | Saudi Cultural Ministry Concludes ‘Reading Marathon’ Initiative

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The Ministry of Culture concluded its ‘Reading Marathon’ initiative with a record 606,000 pages read. The six-week event witnessed an unprecedented participation of readers from all segments of society.

Launched in late April, the ministry’s initiative comes as part of its ‘Culture in Quarantine’ project, aimed at raising awareness about the importance of reading during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

The marathon’s initial goal was 100,000 pages it was later raised due to significant interaction, reaching 606,000 pages after just a month and a half and making this event the largest of the Middle East’s reading initiatives.

The e-platform registered 2,396 citations taken from 1,839 books, ranging in philosophy, history, sciences, economics and more. Prizes were handed out to readers who contributed the most.


SPORT | Red Card For Virus As Saudi Pro League Returns With Riyadh Derby

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ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

MADRID – Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said on Monday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced. In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’s involvement in a … Continue reading ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

BUSINESS | Trump To Give TikTok’s Chinese Owner 45 Days To Agree Sale – Sources

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump has agreed to give Chine’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Saunday. U.S. Official said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump … Continue reading BUSINESS | Trump To Give TikTok’s Chinese Owner 45 Days To Agree Sale – Sources

MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

An ultra – rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS  reference 6264 in 18k gold achieved more than $1.5 million in a single-lot online sale held by Sotheby’s in London. The 1969 ‘John Player Special’, named after Formula 1 livery, because of its black and gold ‘Paul Newman’ dial. The price set action record for a watch … Continue reading MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

The popular vacation destination has struggled with reduced tourism during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, due to the state’s low number of cases, some countries are considering it a safe travel destination. Japan listed Hawaii, along 11 other countries and regions, as a safe international travel destination, the Associated Press reports. The announcement was made as … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

The results of a new study may give you a reason to make a three-bean salad or snack on hummus. According to a report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), diets rich in protein, particularly plant protein, are linked to a lower risk of early death. The study said diets consisting of plant proteins … Continue reading HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

The pandemic outbreak has been  a major blow to the global travel industry. Private aviation, although less affected than commercial flight, has been forced to diversify its services to maintain the number of operations. Furthermore, a shift in consumer behavior has been registered by charter jet companies, with passengers opting to fly private thanks to … Continue reading AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

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