PEA Dubai girls achieve 100pc results

DUBAI — Pakistan Education Academy (PEA), Dubai, has achieved 100 per cent results among girls, while the boys achieved 92 per cent.

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Published: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 8:54 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:14 AM

Around 118 students appeared in the Secondary School Certificate annual examination of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, which was held in April this year.

In the Science group, Quratul Ain stood first with a total of 689 marks while Saniya Asif came second with 687 marks. Maria Rishi stood third with 680 marks.

In the Humanities group, Nadia Abbasi came first securing 597 marks while Laila Noor and Mariam Mumtaz came second and third respectively.

Women mortality rate

ABU DHABI — Federal health authorities have adopted a number of measures to reduce pregnancy-related mortality, and have set targets to be achieved by the year 2010, a senior health official has said.

“The Ministry of Health (MoH) has taken steps needed to ensure the proper physiological growth of mothers, and reduce mortality rate among them by half in the coming three years,” said Dr Mariam Mattar, assistant under-secretary for Public Health and Primary Health Care at the MoH.

She said the MoH was embarking on expanding the range of health care provisions at the Central Maternity and Child Care Department to prevent deaths of women caused by health complications apart from deaths that occur during delivery.

Postcard Millionaire

SHARJAH — A Nepalese man has won the 40th draw of the Postcard Millionaire campaign held at UAE Exchange, Rolla, Sharjah.

Abu Dhabi-based room attendant Prakash Tamang, holder of the winning entry drawn by Emirates Post officials, said he had invested much of his time and efforts to earn a better living for his family back home.

“I got interested in the Postcard Millionaire promotion some years back. I had often read about the winners and had seen their pictures in the newspapers. I wanted to be there just like one of them, holding my cheque with a big beaming smile. I usually buy two packs a month and on July 9, I had accompanied my friend to Emirates Post office in Abu Dhabi. He was going to refill his telephone card. So I thought of buying my Postcard Millionaire packs there,” Tamang said.

Tamang, an employee at Al Rawda Rotana Suites, said he planned to stay in the UAE and added that he intended to establish a restaurant business in his home country so that he may have enough money when he is ready to retire.

Kids Press Club

DUBAI — Dubai Press Club (DPC) organised a workshop for participants of the summer media programme, ‘Kids Press Club’, to offer an insight into the art of caricature and the technique of conveying strong messages through visual images.

During the workshop, participants received tips on sketching portraits, comic strips and story boards, followed by a practical session. The children were also briefed on the effectiveness of caricature as a commentary tool in addressing current issues.

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