Women will take nearly 300 years to reach parity with their male counterparts: Ghaya Mohammed Ali Al-Barwani

Women will take nearly 300 years to reach parity with their male counterparts: Ghaya Mohammed Ali Al-Barwani

Ghaya Mohammed Ali Al-Barwani, a well-known corporate and business leadership coach and trainer, seems as though she is not mincing words when she states that “it will take 100 to 300 years for women to reach parity with their male counterparts”.Not a woman, but a societal issueHer statement reflects her no-nonsense approach to life. And she adds more power to her bold but practical statement by noting: “This is not a “woman” issue  -- it is a societal issue that needs to be addressed as...

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Oman Desert Marathon races on November 20

Oman Desert Marathon races on November 20

MUSCAT – Organisers of Oman’s own adventure racing brand, the Oman Desert Marathon, announced a series of races to take place in November in Sharqiyah Sands.Sabco Sports’ announcementSabco Sports announced that the Oman Desert Marathon will be held on November 20, this year.  The event will feature a kids’ race, a five kilometres (5km) run, a 10km run and a 21km desert half marathon, as well as camping options for those wanting to spend a weekend in the region. The race will take place in...

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Wise leadership has made Omani women stand up with dignity and pride: Widad Hassan Sultan

Wise leadership has made Omani women stand up with dignity and pride: Widad Hassan Sultan

“Omani women can be proud of the opportunities in Oman, allowing her to bloom in glory, thanks to the wise leadership of our late visionary leader His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who made us women, stand up with dignity and pride,” says Widad Hassan Sultan, senior marketing executive, Towell Auto Centre (TAC). “I have very proud examples of inspiring mentors and trailblazing women who make Oman proud in their various roles from teachers to decision-making ministers,” she...

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Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

Yanni in Oman in aid of the visually challenged

October 26, 2011:  B&W achieved a musical breakthrough by bringing in the musical wizard, Yanni to Oman and making this world-renowned composer perform at the Grand Hall of the Sultan Qaboos University, again a first. This was the...

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The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor

The adventures of Captain Juma, the sailor Will God fulfill the prayers of old men whom time forgot? Will God heed to the desire of a proud, old Omani sailor? These queries played in our mind as we talked to a venerable old sailor, a former ship (dhow) captain, and an...

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Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

Sheikha Layla, the Camel Whisperer

We froze. A four-legged, nearly 500kgs creature, was rumbling towards us with a mighty bellow. When it came close, we involuntarily shut our eyes. Even with our closed eyes and palpitating hearts, we could still feel this scary beast’s presence. When we mustered...

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The wizard of Asa

The wizard of Asa

In a dark and tiny room, a nearly 50-year old man is seen seated on a floor littered with crude work tools and attempting to bend the top part of what appears to be a wooden stick. He holds the stick in a makeshift clamp and then slowly bends it to the desired shape....

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