To avoid losing billions of dollars in both trade and financial transactions, Saudi Arabia will switch its weekend to Friday-Saturday from the current Thursday-Friday following a decision by the Kingdom’s Shoura Council.
“The legislative and consultative body on Monday approved a recommendation to make the change, with 83 members voting in favour and 41 members against. It was not specified when the switch would be made.
“The decision will be applied to workers in the public sector.”
Apparently, only Saudi Arabia remains to be the only country among the members of the Gulf Cooperating Council observing Thursday as holiday as Oman has marked the start of their weekend change for May 1, 2013.
Back at work, we used to refer to months with five Thursdays and Fridays as “high forecast” months because no matter what day of the week it may be we will still have 12-hour per shift plant operations and in which case there will be more opportunity to render overtime work and therefore, more overtime pay come payday.
This year, May and August are marked as high forecast months but should the weekend change takes place next month, the month of May will be no longer be one, August will remain (as there are also five Fridays) and November will be take the place that will be vacated by May.
Source: Saudi Arabia switches weekend to Fri-Sat, Arabian Business
An earthquake has been reportedly experienced throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the rest of the Middle-Eastern countries which registered a magnitude 7.8 near Zahedan, Iran at 10:44:13.03 UTC on Apr 16, 2013.
Source: US Geological Survey
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I may be needing a National Geographic macro zoom lens (if ever such lenses exist) if I would be taking photos such as this. This one’s taken with the 18-55mm lens that came with my Nikon D3100 and I had to be up close with the mating houseflies. Even my Tamron 70-300 macro zoom lens won’t deliver.
As if it’s just waiting for me to take its photo while basking in the setting sun on top of the roof, this cat left as soon as I took this single shot.
Another way to photograph the sunset or stalking cats.