Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE University Students Named 2014 Road Safety Ambassadors at FedEx Driving Skills Challenge  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 22/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN Press) FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, announced the winners of the second annual FedEx Driving Skills Challenge. As part of a month long road safety campaign organized across five UAE universities, students competed on a makeshift driving track to be named the 2014 Road Safety Ambassador.
Three males and three female students were presented with trophies for their skill to maneuver around the track safely and in record time. Officially named as the 2014 Road Safety Ambassadors, the male winners are Ibrahim Ibrahim from the Canadian University of Dubai and Khalid Ahmed Yousry and Mohamed Ahmad Foud from Al Ghurair University. The female winners are Nesrin Erar from the Canadian University of Dubai, Sara Arif from Al Ghurair University and Jawaher Mohammad from Zayed University. As ambassadors, they will be encouraging their peers to engage in safer driving practices.
"The FedEx Driving Skills Challenge is our way of giving back to the community we live in by helping to create a safer environment for all," said David Ross, senior vice president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa operations.
"Through this program we have reached over 1,000 students with both theoretical and practical training sessions about road safety. Armed with this new knowledge, we hope students feel more confident in their driving abilities when faced with difficult traffic conditions."
The Driving Skills campaign took place at five universities: Heriot Watt University, the nadian University of Dubai, Al Ghurair University and the Zayed University Men's and Women's Campuses. During the lectures they were guided through videos, presentations and live demonstrations to help improve the students' driving skills. All participants received certificates endorsed by Dubai Police and the winning students were selected based on their successful navigation of the course and ability to follow traffic guidelines.

Ibrahim Ibrahim from Canadian University of Dubai, joined the FedEx Driving Skills Challenge for the first time and said, "I have always considered myself to be a strong driver but the lectures and driving challenge opened my eyes to new techniques that will prove useful in the future. I will be emphasizing the Safe Driving Triangle-which covers confidence, awareness and anticipation-to all of my family and friends."
The FedEx Driving Skills Challenge was launched in 2013 by FedEx, organized by Ciel Marketing & Events and endorsed by Dubai Police, with the aim of increasing awareness regarding traffic safety among the youth of the UAE.

Photo Caption
Left to Right (Standing) Saleh Mansour, Managing Director of FedEx Express Middle East Operations, Nessrin Erar (2nd winner), Jawahar Mohammad (1st Winner), Col. Saif Mohair Al Mazrouei, Acting Director of Dubai Police “ Traffic Department, Sara Arif (3rd winner), Roshanara Sait, Director “ Ciel Marketing & Events, Lt. Col. Hamoud Al Ameri of Dubai Police

Left to Right (sitting) Mohamed Ahmed Foud (3rd winner), Khalid Ahmed Yousry (2nd winner), Ibrahim Ibrahim (1st winner)

About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.About FedEx Corp.FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of 45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.



  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 30 2015 - Kuwait oil minister leaves post days before Opec meetingGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Kuwait named Deputy Prime Minister Anas al-Saleh as acting oil minister to replace Ali al-Omair (pictured) who became minister of public affairs and retained his role as state ...

 Nov 30 2015 - Dana Gas wins $1.98bn Kurdistan judgementGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) ...

 Nov 30 2015 - India's SpiceJet 'receives' interest from Gulf airlinesGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd, which has surged more than 280% this year, said it's received interest from Gulf airlines looking to acquire a stake."Some of the Gulf ...

 Nov 30 2015 - Qatar- Investment in healthcare makes for a healthy economyGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Under the wise and dynamic leadership of His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the growth and improvement in quality of Qatar's health sector has been a major ...

 Nov 30 2015 - GCC should adopt a holistic approach to managing urban water supply: ExpertGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region should adopt a holistic approach to managing urban water supply, according to an expert at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research ...

 Nov 30 2015 - Brent crude dips on firm dollar ahead of OPEC meetingGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Brent crude futures dipped on Monday as traders remained cautious ahead of an OPEC meeting later this week and as a widely expected US interest rate hike strengthened the ...

 Nov 30 2015 - India- Kerala expects more tourists from the GulfGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Encouraged by the response it received at the Arabian Travel Mart held in Dubai in May, Kerala Tourism is conducting a series of roadshows in the Gulf region.The tourism board ...

 Nov 30 2015 - Carson meets Syrian refugees, opposes them coming to USGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who last week compared Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs," met with refugees in Jordan on Saturday and urged the US government to do ...

 Nov 30 2015 - IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate'Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its 'caliphate' in June last year, a monitor said ...

 Nov 30 2015 - 16 killed in fighting for south Yemen provinceGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Yemeni loyalists supported by a Saudi-led coalition battled on Sunday to oust Iran-backed rebels from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks, with at ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help