Gotta love new features! (part 1)
Gotta love new features! (part 1)
I found my Arabic audiobook in my closet. So I can now begin reviewing lessons one through five. I realized I am forgetting how to write the few vocabulary words that I know so I decided I will learn one word per day. This means I will memories the definition, correct pronunciation and spelling. Writing in Arabic is my greatest challenge.
As soon as I got home I prepared lunch. I cooked fish, brown rice, salad and lentils. Then, I don’t know what got into me but I decided to deep clean. I began with my jewelry drawer and I threw out all the old empty boxes that were simply taking space. I then proceeded to clean under my bed. I got out all of the holiday decorations from my bed and nearly places the items in my closet. I also, rearranged the bookshelf in my room. I need to either sell or donate some books.
I then, processed to clean my desk that I have in the living room. As I was cleaning out the desk I decided to didn’t need it anymore so, I threw it out. I will continue tomorrow with cleaning out my closet. I may donate some clothes.
Dr. Hayat bint Sulaiman Sindi: Why she kicks ass
- She is a Saudi Arabian medical scientist and one of the first female members of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. She is famous for making major contributions to point-of-care medical testing and biotechnology.
- She was ranked by Arabian Businessas the 19th most influential Arab in the world and the ninth most influential Arab woman.
- Worried that her family would not let her study abroad, she told her father that she had already been accepted into a prestigious university in the UK.When she landed in London as a teenager in 1991, she had no university place, no money, and didn’t speak English. Hard work and determination got her a place at King’s College, Cambridge.
- In 2001, she won a PhD in biotechnology from the top university and has been credited with the invention of MARS (Magnetic Acoustic Resonance Sensor), which combines the effects of light and sound for use in biotechnology. This amde her the first Saudi woman to be accepted at Cambridge University in the field of biotechnology, and the first woman from any of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf to complete a doctoral degree in the field.
- After a stint as a visiting scholar at Harvard, she co-founded Diagnostics for All, an organisation developing a disease-diagnosing paper that changes colours when dabbed with the bodily fluids of someone who is ill.
- Sindi is also a fellow at PopTech, a US-based non-profit organisation that offers fellowships to scientists promoting innovation. Last year, she launched the Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity, a Middle East focused foundation that will help scientists create business plans and find investors for their ideas.
- In 2010, Sindi was the winner of the Mekkah Al Mukaram prize for scientific innovation, given by HRH Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud. She was also named a 2011 Emerging Explorer by theNational Geographic Society. In 2012, she was named one of Newsweek's “150 Women Who Shake the World”.
- On October 1st, 2012, Sindi was appointed by UNESCO head Irina Bokova as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for her efforts in promoting science education in the Middle East, especially for girls.
Happy October! 🎃👻🎃🍂🍁
I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.
An ancient Egyptian mummy is sparking new questions among archaeologists, because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy’s brain left imprints on the inside of the skull.
The researchers are trying to find what process could have led to the preservation of these…
My reading corner / Mi rincón de lectura (ilustración de Wangdidi)