Round Up

ahlibank ranked No.1 in Oman... again

by Times news service
Lloyd Maddock, ahlibank CEO. Photo supplied
The award is the recognition of the trust and confidence that ahlibank has gained in the local financial services community with its dynamic yet prudent strategy of growth and diversification
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Nawras set to launch all-new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Oman
Nawras is offering a first of its kind online pre-booking service for interested customers as stocks are limited and demand for the phone is expected to be huge

Alfardan Motors opens state-of-the-art Ferrari and Maserati service centre
Alfardan Motors, the exclusive importer of Ferrari and Maserati vehicles in Oman, recently unveiled its latest state-of-the-art and first-of-its-kind service centre located in Ghala

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO hails potential of luxury car market in Oman
Operating in Oman for over a decade, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars achieved record sales in 2013 and saw growth of 10% over the previous year

17 Omani students graduate from innovative SAP training initiative
Career-Boosting, ITA-Backed Young Professional Training Programme (Mawared) Provides Essential Business, IT and Leadership Skills

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Microsoft joins ITA, Omantel for Imagine Cup 2014
Technology Authority (ITA) and Omantel, Microsoft announced the launch of its Imagine Cup 2014 competition in Oman for the third consecutive year.
Galfar to support Oman Debate 2014
Galfar Engineering and Contracting has teamed up with Oman Debate 2014, as a strategic partner of the prestigious annual national forum, on April 28, at Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton Hotel.
Badr Al Samaa Ruwi celebrates its 12th anniversary with cultural extravaganza
Badr Al Samaa Ruwi celebrated its 12th anniversary recently at its auditorium with an impressive display of a six hours’ long non-stop cultural extravaganza.
Bahwan Travel Agencies wins Lufthansa, Swiss Gold Award
Bahwan Travel Agencies (BTA), a flagship company of the Suhail Bahwan Group and the largest travel consortium in the Sultanate of Oman, has won the prestigious Gold Award for outstanding sales in 2013
All set for Sivamani trio and Asha concert on April 18
Oman based JK Films is all set to host Sivamani trio and Asha Sharath Live in Concert, an evening of music and dance to be held on Friday, April 18 at at the City Amphitheatre in Qurum.
Oman Air wins Gold at Travelplus Airline Amenity Bag Awards
Oman Air has triumphed at this year’s TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards, the fourth year in a row that the national carrier of the Sultanate has been recognised at this prestigious aviation indust
Maisarah set to provide new Takaful service to customers
The latest offering is the result of its recent tie-up with Al Madina Takaful to organise Takaful coverage for its valued customers
Alfardan Motors unveils Maserati Ghibli in Oman
Maserati Ghibli, the first ever luxury sports executive sedan created by Italian luxury automotive brand Maserati, marked its debut in Oman at a grand event organised by Alfardan Motors
Apple Mac Threats on the Rise; ESET Releases New Cyber Security Solutions for Popular Apple OS
Advanced anti-phishing module and ESET Social Media Scanner protect Mac users and their data to a greater extent without limiting performance
Middleware Technologies Bring Personalized Customer Experience and Innovation to the Retail Industry in Oman’, says Expert
To better understand their customers, retailers in Oman need to have access to legacy data and understand its significance alongside incoming data in real time
Salam Stores, Dar Al Atta’a announce Talent for Humanity initiative
Salam Stores, in collaboration with Dar Al Atta'a announced their first quarterly initiative “Talent for Humanity” at a press conference held in Salam Stores
Lifeline Group unites for diabetes in Oman
Diabetes has been recognised by World Health Organisation as a chronic, debilitating and costly disease associated with major complications that pose severe risks for families, countries and the entire world.
Poster design contest for Renaissance Day of Oman is organizing a poster design contest in celebration of the 43rd Renaissance Day. Students and aspiring graphic designers are invited to submit their original artwork for a chance to win an iPhone 5 (32GB).
MIND organises art exhibition to fight drug abuse
MIND, a Muscat-based art lovers‚ association, organised an art exhibition at InterContinental Hotel recently in association with Al Hayat Association.
Spicy Village opens its sixth outlet in Salalah tomorrow
Spicy Village, a cozy, flavoursome family restaurant, announces the launch of its sixth outlet in Salalah at the Lulu Hypermarket.

Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Oman Ministry of Health medical staff upbeat over salaries
The Ministry of Health had made certain changes in the grades of medical and paramedical staff and increased their salaries with effect from February 6 this year
Oman reports 64 H1N1 cases in April
Sixty-four cases of H1N1 infections were recorded in Oman in April, according to an official source at the Ministry of Health
No change in Oman's driving licence rules; men will have to learn on manual gears only
Men will have to continue learning on manual gear shifts to obtain driving licences in Oman, the Royal Oman Police has clarified
Omani citizens with less than OMR800 salary eligible for Marriage Fund
Unmarried Omanis whose salary is less than OMR800 will be eligible for grant of OMR4,000 from the Marriage Fund
Traffic accidents in Muscat Expressway, Al Khabourah claim 2 lives
Four persons were rescued from their vehicles after flash floods hit wadis
Oman weather: Flash floods as heavy rain lashes parts of the Sultanate
Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance has urged citizens and residents not to approach the Wadi Diqah dam
Oman’s population passes landmark figure
Citizens constitute 55.8 per cent, while expatriates make up 44.2 per cent of total population
UEFA Champions League semifinal: Atletico ready for Chelsea
Chelseas boss Jose Mourinho won his first 8 meetings against Atletico Madrid in a three-year spell in charge of Real Madrid
Oman weather: Rains trigger floods in wadis
A number of governorates in Oman received heavy rainfall on Tuesday, which led to flooding in some wadis
Omani arrested in India returns home
Indian airport police had arrested Al Hadrami for allegedly carrying a 7.62mm rifle bullet inside his razor container. The court agreed to hand over his passport, which led to his return to home
Chennai symphony salutes Yanni
Music maestro Yanni is in Chennai to perform for the Black & White-organised Yanni India concerts. As a curtain raiser to his concert, noted Indian musicians held a show in his honour
Yanni casts his musical spell in Chennai
For the music aficionados in Chennai, Yanni’s concert was an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest instrumental hits performed by Yanni’s troupe of world-class musicians and vocalists
'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny
National shock at a ferry disaster that may have killed hundreds of South Korean schoolchildren was mixed with fury over growing evidence that many passengers were denied a proper chance to escape
Last day at work
It is funny how you could clear your office station in five minutes with things you put there for five years.
Yanni is Yanni, say his fans after Chennai concert
From a fan to a music lover, from a professional musician to the celebrity, Yanni’s live concert in Chennai was an uplifting, inspirational and dream come true evening
Facebook versus Jerusalem? An account of Palestinians' everyday life struggle
Every day is a struggle for the Palestinians but they are fearless, determined to keep on living.
UEFA Champions League semifinal: Atletico ready for Chelsea
Chelseas boss Jose Mourinho won his first 8 meetings against Atletico Madrid in a three-year spell in charge of Real Madrid
Omantel IPO subscription seen at OMR100m
The official said the market regulator is waiting for allotment proposal from issue managers and will try to finalise allotment soon.
New minibus plan to beat Muscat gridlock
The minibuses will travel point-to-point from Muttrah to Seeb and bus stations will be set up at different locations in the city