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Royal Order: Weekend is on Saturday and Friday

Royal Order: Weekend is on Saturday and Friday

Source: http://www.alriyadh.com The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued today a royal order saying that the official working days will be from Sunday to Thursday and the weekly holiday on Friday and Saturday. The royal order said that the decision was taken based on what the requirement of the public interest , and what imposes by the economic position of the Kingdom and its international and regional … Read entire article »

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How to Obtain a Saudi Police Clearance

How to Obtain a Saudi Police Clearance

According to the Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia, all OFWs in Saudi should get a police clearance before their departure from the country. “The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates its advice to Filipinos who think they may need a police clearance in the future to secure a Saudi Police Clearance before final exit or departure from the Kingdom. The police clearance is a requirement for those who seek employment or residency in other countries.” How to Obtain … Read entire article »

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Physician Licensure Exam Results 2012: Topnotchers and List of Physician Board Exam Passers

Physician Licensure Exam Results 2012: Topnotchers and List of Physician Board Exam Passers

The Physician Licensure Exam Results of the February 2012 Physician Board Examinations was announced by the Philippines‘ Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Reports say that 520 out of 990 examinees passed the Physician Licensure Exam held in the cities ofManila and Cebu. The top examinee in the 2012 Physician Exam isRonald Resuma Ceriales of Our Lady of FatimaUniversity in Valenzuela City. Ceriales garnered a score of 88.50 percent rating. Jon Karl Delgado Velasco of Cebu Institute of Medicine (85.92 percent) and Miguel Rafael David Ramos of St. Luke’s College of Medicine (85.83) were second and third respectively. Below are the Top … Read entire article »

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~ Never Judge Anyone ~

~ Never Judge Anyone ~

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being call…ed in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled: “Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?” The … Read entire article »

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PRC: 22,760 pass nursing exam

PRC: 22,760 pass nursing exam

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 22,760 out of 67,095 passed the Nurse Licensure Examination given by the Board of Nursing last December 2011.  PRC said the examination were held in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga . The members of the Board of Nursing are Carmencita M. Abaquin, chairman; Leonila A. Faire, Betty F. … Read entire article »

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My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

My patient threw a crumpled prescription at me.

I never thought embarrassment and humiliation happened here in Saudi Arabia, or could be as demeaning as this one incident during my 12 years of experience as a doctor.  It happened during one of my tours of duty about 4 months ago in the emergency room with a male patient. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has 2 days, Thursday and Friday, as a week end off from work. Most of the company has only Friday as … Read entire article »

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Please, break my hand doctor!

Please, break my hand doctor!

  It was a quiet afternoon, when there were only few patients visiting the emergency room where I was assigned. Another patient came in with a recognizable brown envelope with an x-ray film in it. He wanted to speak to me in private, so I asked my sister, the assisting nurse on duty, to leave for a while. I assumed he was going to tell me about some confidential illness or medical symptoms. He instead handed me … Read entire article »

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Eid Mubarak. May your religious holiday be blessed.

Eid Mubarak. May your religious holiday be blessed.

Eid Mubarak to all readers! It literally means a “Blessed Festival”and can be paraphrased as “May your religious holiday be blessed.” It’s a way of saying “Happy Eid” at the time of the Islamic Eid holidays. It is a phrase of greetings that is said among Muslims to congratulate each other on holidays. The appropriate answer when someone greets you is, “Allah yubarak feek!”(May Allah bless you also!) This phrase can be applied to both … Read entire article »

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What to leave out of your resume

What to leave out of your resume

By MensXP.com There’s a lot one is supposed to put on their resume, but have you remembered to pay attention to what should be removed? Detail If you have experience, your resume should show it. After all, your resume is the professional you – your life, experiences – everything that makes you a better candidates. And that doesn’t mean you scrimp on the print cost and use a small font-size and abbreviated descriptions so that it all fits into … Read entire article »

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Beating Body and Back Acne with Head and Shoulders Shampoo

Beating Body and Back Acne with Head and Shoulders Shampoo

Beating Body and Back Acne with Head and Shoulders Shampoo Blackheads and pimples don’t only appear on the face. For some, acne breakouts can be more widespread, affecting larger areas of the body. Besides the face, acne commonly occurs on the back, chest, neck, shoulders, and upper arms. Many ingenious acne sufferers have noted that washing with Head and Shoulders shampoo has done wonders for their body acne! This method has been well documented online and it’s been … Read entire article »

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Ramadan from Monday in Saudi, UAE, other Muslim nations

Ramadan from Monday in Saudi, UAE, other Muslim nations

By AFP RIYADH, July 30, 2011 (AFP) – The Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, it was officially announced in all six countries. Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya said Ramadan will begin on Monday in the kingdom, home to Islam’s holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina, because the sighting of the new moon could not be confirmed by the authorities. The exact dates of the start … Read entire article »

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10 health tips for lazy people

10 health tips for lazy people

By realbuzz.com Build exercise into your routine  Many of us think we need to spend hours working up a sweat at the gym to stay fit. However, while intense workouts are beneficial, they can also be extremely off-putting and are not strictly necessary. Research shows that regular daily activity could be more effective than sporadic workouts, so rather than allotting a specific “exercise time” a day, try peppering your day with gentle bits of activity such as taking … Read entire article »

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Tobradex and Hearing Loss

Tobradex and Hearing Loss

Tobradex and Hearing Loss by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Jeff wrote: I have permanent, profound unilateral deafness, dizziness and tinnitus caused by an ENT doctor who had me use Tobradex drops in my ear, while assuring me they were safe, despite my questions, and kept me on them even after I developed severe vertigo, until I became deaf. Most ENT doctors keep trying to sweep me under the rug, while denying there’s any risk to using Tobradex in the ear. … Read entire article »

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