Posts Categorized: Non-Contact sports

Date Posted: December 05, 2014

A new finding in the UK has proven that students at primary level that play Chess increase their competitive side.   Research has proven that primary school children that play Chess for at least an hour a week increases their level of thinking, makes them focus more and also raises their competitive edge.   Experts… Read more »

Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Only a week ago, ZANACO National Commerical Bank PLC donated 200,000 Zambia Kwacha ($32,000 or £20,000) worth of learning materials as well as over 900 footballs to 400 schools throughout Zambia. The donation material was handed over to the Ministry of Education secretary Patrick Nkanza at Sunset Stadium by Bruce Dick.   “We are positive… Read more »

Date Posted: August 29, 2014

When the theory proposed by a Swedish Psychologist and later reiterated by Malcolm Gladwell was first thought up as a concept, I think it’s impossible to note just how much of an impact it would make. The theory states that exceptional expertise in a practice requires at least ten thousand hours of effort and strain,… Read more »

Date Posted: June 03, 2014

Given many different names, the Duanwu, or Dragon Boat Festival, is China’s iconic festival celebrating its culture in its purest and strongest form. The Festival sees many activities including tasting Zongzi (a type of sticky rice dumplings) and Xionghuang Jiu (wine made from Realgar, an arsenic sulphide), as well as Duanwu racing (racing between Dragon… Read more »

Date Posted: May 19, 2014

Ah the summer! Sun, surf, sand and sailing…   Well, here in the west, Sailing isn’t such a big thing anymore and ships are rarely used for anything more than commercial purposes. Depressing hey? But in Dubai, the tradition of sailing is big and strives to not be forgotten. The Dhow is the most well-renowned… Read more »

Date Posted: March 12, 2014

Once every four years athletes gather from all across the globe to compete on snow and ice to take the gold medals in the Winter Olympics, but these sports are not just limited to the coldest regions of the planet: this event has taken place on three different continents in eleven countries with the first… Read more »

Date Posted: March 11, 2014

Qatar is Getting HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Qatar is Getting Hotter (and It’s Not the Weather!) If you love the United Arab Emirates (and I really love the annual Shopping Festival in Dubai!) then you are in for a treat when you discover the peninsula state of Qatar. Qatar might have been one of the poorest… Read more »

Date Posted: March 11, 2014

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in Dubai is now considering extending employment services for expatriate teaching, administrative and technical staff as well as inspectors working in government schools.   Those over 60 that are employed could possibly received an extension based on the opinion of the school principal, specialized inspector and the director of the… Read more »