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At the end of the Urban Tourism Forum sessions which had been held in Abha, during the period of 28–29/12/1438 AH, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, the Secretary of the Asir Region, Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Qadi reported sixteen recommendations. The forum was organized in cooperation with King Khalid University, the Asir Regional Municipality, and the Asir Branch of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. These recommendations were based on the research papers discussed in the forum. One of the most important recommendations was forming a law to preserve and protect urban heritage.

While reporting the forum's final recommendations, Al-Qadi reiterated the importance of the forum. He maintains that the level of importance attached to the forum will have a significant impact on tourism generally in addition to the attractive tourism environment of the Asir region specifically. He noted how new tourism development could support the national economy aligned with Vision 2030.

Al-Qadi also pointed to other recommendations that the forum produced in an effort to enhance tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a whole and the Asir region in particular. Moreover, he thanked His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid for his patronage. He also thanked the President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman for his honorable presence as well as the Deputy Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Mansour bin Muqrin for his continuous support in all aspects of the forum. 

Dr. Hassan Al-Mousa, a Professor at the College of Medicine at King Khalid University, a Blood Sugar Consultant, and a Member of the American Sugar Society explained that there are ten recommendations in Ramadan for the diabetic to follow in order to be able to fast without health problems.

Dr. Al-Mousa: The diabetic should consult with his/her doctor who determines the safe possibility of fasting

Dr. Al-Mousa said that a person with diabetes should consult with his/her doctor who will determine the safe possibility of fasting. The person with diabetes will have to follow his/her doctor’s recommendations and guidance in medicine and food while following the measurements of blood sugar continuously and precisely during fasting. The person with diabetes should be completely aware of the symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, which may require stopping fasting immediately. A person with diabetes must eat various meals between the Iftar and Suhoor meals without consuming excessive amounts of sweets and fries. Equally paramount to safely fasting is the need to have a plenty of fluids in addition to implementing quality exercise.

Dr. Al-Mousa added that treatment depends on anti-sugar tablets, which control sugar. He noted that the same dose of these tablets should be taken as usual before Ramadan. If a person with diabetes takes new medicine for sugar, which works on balancing blood sugar, it will be necessary to go on taking the same dose as usual before Ramadan.

Dr. Al-Mousa pointed out that if the patient takes anti-sugar tablets once a day, he/she should keep taking them in Ramadan with the Iftar meal. Also, if the patient takes the tablets twice a day, he/she should have them in Ramadan with the Iftar meal while considering a reduction or cancellation of the Suhoor meal.

For patients who take two mixed insulin injections- one in the morning and another in the evening, Dr. Al-Mousa advises the concerned to keep taking them in Ramadan with the same dose during Iftar and Suhoor. Patients who take long-acting insulin should reduce the dose by 30%. Lastly, a Fast insulin dose will be taken before the Iftar meal, the dose of suhoor will be reduced, and the third dose will be canceled.

10 Recommendations for Diabetics in Ramadan Presented by an Expert Consultant of the University
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The Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation concluded its symposium titled: "The Present and Future of English in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns." The final session which was headed by Dean of the College, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, who concluded with a number of recommendations and suggestions that have been put forward. They include the proposal to keep holding relevant symposiums in the Faculty of Languages and Translation on an annual basis, whether in the form of a symposium or conferences. Also, encouraging the involvement of students, and graduate students to attend, and participate with the researchers and presentations to enrich their experiences was also recommended. Other recommendations included keeping the continued cooperation between King Khalid University, represented by the Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation, and the General Directorate of Education in the Asir region. This collaboration is with respect to the assessment of the curricula of the English language, holding workshops, conducting field studies to determine the reality of language teaching and the difficulties faced by English teachers and students. Also, there were recommendations calling for the need to increase the involvement of the role of the Women's side, both in terms of regulation and research, as well as another call for more work on increasing research and workshops on the role of modern technology in learning English language as a foreign language, whether in the classroom or outside.

Finally, there was a recommendation related the importance of following-up to the proposed suggestions and discussions that were presented during the symposium, so as to take full advantage of them, and lastly, a call to print researches and presentations that were presented during the symposium was made.

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Recently, The Conference of Actuarial Professions was held at King Khalid University in Abha from 7 to 9 /06/1435 AH, corresponding to 7 to 9 /04/2014.

 The conference witnessed holding a number of lectures, presented by six keynote speakers, in addition to submitting 66 researches and worksheets from inside and outside the Kingdom. They have been selected from among more than 200 participations, which sent to the conference, and presented on three parallel halls for both women and men.

Hereafter the top recommendations that resulted from this conference:

The first recommendation

To establish departments of Insurance and Actuarial Science in Saudi universities with the aim of preparing specialized cadres in this field.

The second recommendation

To increase scholarships and training in the specialty of Insurance and Actuarial science, through cooperating with experienced universities, institutes and international bodies, to meet the growing demand for specialists in both the professional and academic fields.

The third recommendation

To establish centers for research and insurance and actuarial studies, which are interested in conducting researches, theoretical and practical studies in the field of Insurance and Actuarial Science.

The fourth recommendation

To establish associations and specialized professional bodies, which follow up a profession and the establishment of its regulations, professional and ethical systems, and arrange qualifying exams for actuarial specialists.

Fifth recommendation

To educate and retrain non-specialists in the actuarial field, as a temporary solution to meet the urgent requirements of the profession currently.

The sixth recommendation

To hold more conferences, seminars, scientific meetings and workshops to discuss the issues of insurance and actuarial profession and putting appropriate theoretical and practical solutions, in addition to inviting insurance institutions to participate, support and launch experiments.

The seventh recommendation

To spread the culture of risk management in various institutions, and to raise awareness among individuals about the importance of insurance and its objective, as it is an appropriate option, not just to avoid the penalties of non-compulsory insurance.

The eighth recommendation

To establish a body to manage risks within the institutions of insurance, its task is to discover, measure and classify and analyze risks, in order to determine the appropriate policy to face any danger.

The ninth recommendation

To adopt a system that supports micro- solidarity insurance for low-income classes, and micro-enterprises and ensure funding. It is considered a way to achieve comprehensive development and an alternative to the system of subsidies.

The tenth recommendation

To link incentives and salaries for workers in the public and private sectors, as well as subscriptions and insurance benefits for various segments with inflammation rates, so as to address the actuarial deficit.

The eleventh recommendation

To include, within the current system of the companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, special section for cooperative insurance companies, in order to break the cycle of conflict between the terms of the Companies, and the defective brevity in Control System for Cooperative Insurance Companies.

The twelfth Recommendation

To establish specialized judicial circles, affiliated to the Board of Grievances, in various degrees of litigation, to adjudicate insurance disputes in light of the legal systems, which are approved in the field of insurance.

The thirteenth recommendation

To reconsider the control system of insurance companies in the Kingdom, and to develop more options for the insured and their insurance companies, with the flexibility and expansion in presenting insurance products.

The fourteenth recommendation

To create an integrated Actuarial program to manage risks of floods and natural disasters in the Kingdom.

The fifteenth recommendation

To use actuarial data, derived from the Saudi environment in which the Saudi insurance companies operate, and to prepare Saudi life tables.

The sixteenth recommendation

To enable small insurance companies to conglomerate in large entities to maximize their strength and ability to compete.

The seventeenth recommendation

To establish a co- Gulf fund to manage crisis and natural disasters, working under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

The eighteen recommendation

To take into account the Privacy of insurance companies during the process of accounting and auditing, and to determine professional standards regarding that.

The nineteenth recommendation

To establish a higher advisory board, including experts in insurance and actuarial science and other disciplines that are relevant to the field of insurance companies in the Kingdom, and to supervise and control the work of these companies.

Twentieth recommendation

To create balance between openness and militancy in the establishment of new insurance institutions in the Kingdom by ensuring the ability of this institution to continue, regarding the financial, human and technical aspects.

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