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Russian embassy points at May’s ‘narrow definition’ of liberalism

In an interview with the Financial Time in June, President Putin said he believed liberalism had «outlived its purposes» and «become obsolete»
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Russian embassy points at May’s ‘narrow definition’ of liberalism

In an interview with the Financial Time in June, President Putin said he believed liberalism had «outlived its purposes» and «become obsolete»

Zelensky poised to end conflict in Donbass — party leader

«I’m sure that our strategy and the views currently being expressed by the president will give us an opportunity to stop the war and, after that, to end it completely,» Dmitry Razumkov said
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Zelensky poised to end conflict in Donbass — party leader

«I’m sure that our strategy and the views currently being expressed by the president will give us an opportunity to stop the war and, after that, to end it completely,» Dmitry Razumkov said

Forestry Commission bans hunting, capturing of wild animals

The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission has announced a ban on hunting and capturing of wild animals, beginning August 1 to December 1, 2019.
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Forestry Commission bans hunting, capturing of wild animals

The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission has announced a ban on hunting and capturing of wild animals, beginning August 1 to December 1, 2019.

India will become $5 trillion economy because of strong foundation laid by previous govts: Pranab Mukherjee

Delivering a lecture on 'Furthering India's Promise', Mukherjee said various economic and social sectors are performing well because of the efforts of Indians since Independence.
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India will become $5 trillion economy because of strong foundation laid by previous govts: Pranab Mukherjee

Delivering a lecture on 'Furthering India's Promise', Mukherjee said various economic and social sectors are performing well because of the efforts of Indians since Independence.

Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav: Foreign ministry

In a late-night statement, Pakistan foreign ministry said: «Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.» It adde
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Pakistan to grant consular access to Kulbushan Jadhav: Foreign ministry

In a late-night statement, Pakistan foreign ministry said: «Pursuant to the decision of the ICJ, Commander Kulbushan Jadhav has been informed of his rights under Article 36, Paragraph 1(b) of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.» It added that Pak as a «responsible state» will grant consular access according to its laws for which modalities are being worked out.

After night-long dharna inside house, BJP lawmakers take morning walk around Vidhana Soudha

On Thursday, the BJP MLAs staged a night-long dharna in the Karnataka assembly after the House was adjourned in the midst of a debate on the confidence motion moved by CM H D Kumaraswamy. BJP MPs were seen having discussions, dining together and sleeping on t
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After night-long dharna inside house, BJP lawmakers take morning walk around Vidhana Soudha

On Thursday, the BJP MLAs staged a night-long dharna in the Karnataka assembly after the House was adjourned in the midst of a debate on the confidence motion moved by CM H D Kumaraswamy. BJP MPs were seen having discussions, dining together and sleeping on the green floor and the well of the House. After the night at Vidhan Soudha, they took a morning walk on Friday.

Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition

Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters, a charged Tehran denies, the Indian navy ships have been escorting Indian-flagged vessels in and out of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition

Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters, a charged Tehran denies, the Indian navy ships have been escorting Indian-flagged vessels in and out of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Clip of boy peeing into plants at Gardens by the Bay angers Singaporeans

When you gotta go, you gotta go. A little boy was recently spotted taking a leak in public at Gardens by the Bay. In a video clip posted on reddit, the child was seen urinating into some plants at the tourist attraction while the adults around him looked on
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Clip of boy peeing into plants at Gardens by the Bay angers Singaporeans

When you gotta go, you gotta go. A little boy was recently spotted taking a leak in public at Gardens by the Bay. In a video clip posted on reddit, the child was seen urinating into some plants at the tourist attraction while the adults around him looked on. A woman also helped the child pull up his pants before he trotted off. They could be heard speaking Mandarin in the video but it is unclear if they're Chinese tourists. And boy are some Singaporeans angry after watching the clip. «No one would want anyone else peeing in your garden... Why don't they ever think?» a reddit user wrote. «Please tell me you reported them to management. The plants at gardens aren't widely seen around and definitely not your usual backyard grass,» said another. Some redditors noted that there are toilets nearby and such behaviour is quite common among young children regardless of their nationality.

Comex 2019 to feature esports for first time

Esports will be featured for the first time at the Comex technology show this year, with the launch of the inaugural Esports Festival Asia (EFA) on Thursday (July 18). About 200 esports players from around the region will vie for a total of $35,000 across fo
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Comex 2019 to feature esports for first time

Esports will be featured for the first time at the Comex technology show this year, with the launch of the inaugural Esports Festival Asia (EFA) on Thursday (July 18). About 200 esports players from around the region will vie for a total of $35,000 across four tournaments and six game titles at the EFA during Comex 2019, which runs from Sept 5 to 8 at the Suntec Convention Centre. Three of the four tournaments will be staged under the EFA's ambit through tie-ups with partners. The first is the home-grown Female Esports League, founded by local esports pioneer Tammy «furryfish» Tang. Two are qualifiers for Chinese properties Extremesland Asia and the China Mobile Esports League, while the last is EFA's own, the new Asia Champions Esports (ACE) League.

HDB BTO launch Aug 2019 - Punggol and Tampines BTO review

*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ National Day 2019 is upon us once more, and I'm sure that patriots all over the island will want to celebrate the nation's independence by popping the question over the NDP fireworks. Luckily for you, HDB has thoughtfully schedu
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HDB BTO launch Aug 2019 - Punggol and Tampines BTO review

*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ National Day 2019 is upon us once more, and I'm sure that patriots all over the island will want to celebrate the nation's independence by popping the question over the NDP fireworks. Luckily for you, HDB has thoughtfully scheduled a BTO launch in August, for your convenience.

US House chaplain holds EXORCISM after ‘spirits of darkness’ engulf proceedings

The House chaplain has staged an emergency prayer-intervention in Congress to cast out the “spirits of darkness” he blames for the turmoil that seized the chamber during the vote to condemn the president’s tweets for ‘racism.’ Read Full Article at R
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US House chaplain holds EXORCISM after ‘spirits of darkness’ engulf proceedings

The House chaplain has staged an emergency prayer-intervention in Congress to cast out the “spirits of darkness” he blames for the turmoil that seized the chamber during the vote to condemn the president’s tweets for ‘racism.’ Read Full Article at RT.com

Saudi female footballers show will to succeed

Fri, 2019-07-19 00:43 JEDDAH: Football fans around the world celebrated the recognition of women in sports after the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) final match, in which the US beat the Netherlands 2-0. One country where the US victory struck a powerf
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Saudi female footballers show will to succeed

Fri, 2019-07-19 00:43 JEDDAH: Football fans around the world celebrated the recognition of women in sports after the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) final match, in which the US beat the Netherlands 2-0. One country where the US victory struck a powerful chord among female sports enthusiasts is Saudi Arabia. Women are participating in sports in increasing numbers in the Kingdom as the reforms being introduced under the Vision 2030 plan enable women to take on different career paths. Members of Jeddah Eagles, a women’s football squad with 39 players, watched the July 7 WWC final in anticipation of an exciting finish. In the end, they celebrated not only the US team’s victory but the recognition of women in sports as a whole. Johara Al-Sudairi, who has been playing for Jeddah Eagles as a winger since August 2017, said she is thrilled that football is gaining popularity among women in the Kingdom. “I’ve been a fan of women’s football ever since I was a kid. Watching Mia Hamm play, then watching Marta Vieira da Silva play for Brazil when I was a teenager got me hooked,” the 26-year-old Saudi told Arab News. “I have never missed a women’s World Cup since. I’m so happy that now the sport is getting more and more recognized. This is a huge step forward.” - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FAST FACTS 18 - The Storm, a Saudi women’s football squad, has 18 players. 39 - Jeddah Eagles women’s football squad has 39 players. Saudi women participate in sports in increasing numbers. Reforms under Vision 2030 enable women to take different career paths, including professional sports. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Al-Sudairi said women have the drive to succeed in the sport more than their male counterparts. “I believe that hard work pays off. And from what I’ve seen, I believe women want it more,” she said. Hala Khashoggi, a Saudi who has also played on the wing for the team since February 2019, said the US team’s victory struck a blow for women’s empowerment worldwide. “I feel incredible that female empowerment is increasing and it enlightens a lot of young girls and inspires them to play football,” she told Arab News. Khashoggi believes both men and women can excel equally in the sport. “Comparing the men’s and women’s games is already old hat,” she said. “Every individual player has their own uniqueness and quality. Every team has its own ability to score well and play incredibly. Thus, comparing is not the solution. Playing better is.” Farah Jefry plays for the Jeddah Eagles as a midfielder. (Supplied photo) In conclusion, Khashoggi said: “Every woman should follow her dreams, whatever it is and whatever it takes, because football is not just for men or for women. Football is for footballers.” Fatimah Gari, who joined the team as a striker in 2014, was happy for her fellow female football players in the US for their victory. “It is a very good feeling,” the 28-year-old Saudi told Arab News. “I wish one day we will have a Saudi team and will be in their place.” Gari’s views are echoed by Farah Jefry, a Saudi who has been playing for Jeddah Eagles for over a year now. “As a female soccer player I am delighted to see this amount of attention given to women’s sports. I hope it continues to grow,” she said.  The 16-year-old midfielder believes Arab women would perform better than their male counterparts with the right support. “With the right amount of funding and support, Arab women for sure can be better at playing,” she told Arab News. “Saudi Vision 2030 is giving us lots of opportunities. I would totally encourage women in the Kingdom to learn to play football.” The US team’s victory in France was a memorable event for members of another Jeddah female football team, The Storm, which a squad of 18 players. Dona Adel Rajab, the head coach of The Storm since February 2018, who was born and raised in the US, has played football most of her life. “Women’s sports has been around me and I never felt any difference until I moved to Jeddah in 2015,” the 28-year-old Saudi told Arab News. Women’s sports have grown in recognition and awareness in Saudi Arabia since then, Rajab said.         View this post on Instagram                   Girls.. choose between what you want now and what you want MOST. . . . @cairoscene @elfaslaonline @britishcouncilegypt . . . #womensfootball #egyptianfootball #الكرة_النسائية #womensupportingwomen #womenempowerment A post shared by @ sarahessam64 on Jul 17, 2019 at 2:21pm PDT “The popularity of football is increasing. However, the initiative in taking the next step is needed,” she said. Rajab said what really matters in sports most is discipline and seriousness, not gender or ethnicity “Since we are talking about sports, ethnicity and gender are not good indicators to differentiate between male and female. As a football coach, I look at performance and discipline,” she said. Rahaf Al-Hazmi, a 21-year-old Saudi who co-founded The Storm and plays in defence, is enthusiastic about the future of the sport for women in the Kingdom. “The mentality of Saudi women has changed a lot. Women have started to participate in all kind of sports and requests to join our team are increasing,” she said. “The love of football is increasing among women in the kingdom. Especially now that the government is focusing on sports for women.” “Women who take part in sports in general, and play football in particular, felt blessed to have witnessed this achievement in women sports, “ Al-Hazmi told Arab News, referring to the WWC final results. “Watching women not only play for fun but also as a career and a calling can give us a motivation to move forward. Women have an amazing capacity to reach their aim. If we really focused on developing our skills and we made this our first priority, we can be so much better.” Jeddah’s The Storm playing a warm-up game. (Supplied photo) Johara Hamad, 21-year-old Saudi winger for The Storm, said: “I was surprised at the amount of people who watched and showed an interest. It actually made me even more motivated to improve my skills so that one day I will be a part of such a great event.” Hamad is against comparing genders in sports, but she too believes Saudi women can play better than their male counterparts with the right support and equal opportunities. “I don’t like comparisons but in the context of Saudi Arabia, we can be better than the men’s teams if we get the same chances and support,” she told Arab News. “I believe that we have it in us to scale far greater heights with the support of the General Sports Authority.” Danyah Al-Othmany has witnessed a steady increase in the number of women interested in football in Saudi Arabia since she took up the sport. The 24-year-old Saudi, who plays at right back for The Storm, calls the US team’s victory “a great accomplishment.” “Women have the potential and can become great players if they set their mind to it,” Al-Othmany told Arab News. “Honestly, it’s all about the commitment. Regardless of whether the player is male or female, what matters is if they are willing to spend time on themselves to improve and become better.” Al-Othmany’s message to women in the Kingdom who want to take up football is simple: “Commitment is what really counts.” Perhaps Al-Hazmi, who co-founded The Storm, spoke for many Saudi female footballers when she said: “Years ago no one in the world imagined having a World Cup tournament for women’s football, so nothing is impossible. We need every single talent we have in the Kingdom so that we can collaborate in order to reach the WWC and play alongside the best professional players of the world.” Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Vision 2030FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC)LYON WORLD CUP Saudi women footballers set their sights on green goalsSaudi Arabia in Group D for World Cup, Asian Cup qualifiers

Saudis warned against using FaceApp

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:19 RIYADH: The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has warned people against using the viral face-transforming mobile application FaceApp, citing the software’s use of personal information. The app allows users to upload photos of
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Saudis warned against using FaceApp

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:19 RIYADH: The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has warned people against using the viral face-transforming mobile application FaceApp, citing the software’s use of personal information. The app allows users to upload photos of their faces and have them edited to look older, a popular trick that filled the social media feeds of millions of users spread over more than 100 countries. Cybersecurity concerns over how the photos could be misused by the app raised concerns among many users, and the NCA has now warned against using it, stressing not to grant it access to personal images. Muhammad Khurram Khan, a professor of cybersecurity at King Saud University said: “These days many people seem obsessed with some smartphone apps, which are used for fun or entertainment without any fear or knowing that it could be dangerous to their privacy and could be used for unknown malicious purposes. “FaceApp, a face-aging app, and many other similar apps are very hot and greatly used by users worldwide without paying attention to the app’s terms of service and their own rights. BACKGROUND • The app, a more than 2-year-old program created by a Russian-based developer, has a host of image altering features such as adding smiles or changing a person’s gender. • Cybersecurity concerns over how the photos cold be misused by the app raised concerns among many users, and the NCA has now warned against using it, stressing, not to grant it access to personal images. “The privacy policies of FaceApp are not clear how it protects users data, but the company claims that any data collected can’t reasonably be used to identify any particular individual user,” he said. “However, it does explicitly say that it shares information with ‘third-party advertising partners’. It’s not just about one photo a user uploads for fun, but FaceApp terms of service seem to allow users to give access to all stored photos, and nobody knows when and with whom this data could be shared or used.” In the past apps like Candy Crush and Angry Birds were used to gather personal data, including contact lists, emails and other sensitive information from the smartphones. “These data-leaking apps harbor the greatest security and privacy perils for users who download them and give access and control to personal data, photos, microphones and cameras, which could be used to eavesdrop or monitor their activities,” Khan added. As reported by Forbes, over 100 million people have downloaded FaceApp from Google Play, and the app is also currently the No. 1 free, and No. 2 grossing, app on the Apple App Store. The app, a more than 2-year-old program created by a Russian-based developer, has a host of image-altering features such as adding smiles or changing a person’s gender. Users joining challenges on the app use it to make themselves appear elderly, giving fans a preview of what their favorite athletes or celebrities would look like once they become senior citizens. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: FaceAppSaudisSaudi ArabiaCybersecurityNational Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) US senator asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia’s FaceApp that alters users’ photos25 Saudi children trained in cybersecurity

South Korean envoy ‘thrilled’ over blossoming cultural ties with Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:30 RIYADH: South Korea’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia has spoken of his “thrill and excitement” over the “marvelous fruition” of cultural ties between the two countries. Envoy Jo Byung-wook, recently seen on TV enthusiastically
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South Korean envoy ‘thrilled’ over blossoming cultural ties with Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:30 RIYADH: South Korea’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia has spoken of his “thrill and excitement” over the “marvelous fruition” of cultural ties between the two countries. Envoy Jo Byung-wook, recently seen on TV enthusiastically dancing and waving a light rod during a K-pop music concert in Jeddah, told Arab News that his country was looking forward to further enhancing Saudi-South Korean mutual understanding and connection of minds. Relations have continued to blossom following Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the east Asian nation last month — the most senior Saudi to tour South Korea since the late King Abdullah in 1998. In the first bilateral summit between the two countries, the crown prince met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House, and as well as discussing economic and investment prospects the leaders pledged to become “reliable friends for the future,” promising opportunities for cultural exchange. Jo said that culturally, both countries had plenty to offer. “Korea has various cultural assets to attract Saudi people; pop music, drama, traditional dance, fashion, beauty, food, and even architecture, paintings, and interior design.” He also highlighted which aspects of Saudi culture he would like to share with his own people. “In 2017 the exhibition ‘Roads of Arabia’ was held in Seoul for about three months, showing Saudi culture and history with its archaeological artifacts, which attracted and fascinated more than 120,000 Koreans. I think this is a good example of what the Kingdom can introduce to Korea. “Saudi Arabia has beautiful Arabic calligraphy, especially that of the Holy Qur’an, which I believe could fascinate Koreans, since we also have our own way of calligraphy. And Saudi traditional cuisine is very unique and healthy, so I always wanted to introduce it to Korean people,” said Jo. According to the communique which followed the crown prince and South Korean president’s meeting, the two nations also wished to work on “enhancing cultural and popular exchanges and build bases for cooperation that would continue affecting the coming generations.” To that end, memorandums of understanding were signed in the fields of culture, tourism, sport, social protection, human resources management and civil service. Academic scholarships The official communication also stated that South Korea and Saudi Arabia had agreed to expand academic scholarships, exchange programs, educational opportunities, student visits, the translation of distinguished scientific and arts materials and their publication in scientific journals. Jo added that the Korean Embassy was planning to host several events that would help promote cultural exchange. Korea is keen to help the Kingdom achieve the goals of Vision 2030, and Korea will actively participate in cultural activities in the Kingdom so that we may contribute to achieving the ‘vibrant society’ goal of Vision 2030. Ambassador Jo Byung-wook “The embassy has started a new cultural journey since last year, because my assignment coincided with the period of transformation the Kingdom is undergoing with the launch of Vision 2030,” he said. During 2018, the embassy held several events including the Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan showcasing traditional and modern Korean music and dance, an exhibit at the Riyadh National Museum — on loan from the Korean National Museum -— displaying more than 500 archaeological artifacts, and the screening of the first Korean movie at the Indian Embassy. This year officials have planned even more events, such as the 4th Korean Ambassador’s Cup Taekwondo tournament, the 1st Korean Film festival, which will screen several Korean movies, the 2nd Ambassador’s Cup Korean Speech Contest, a reception for Korean National Day, and a workshop by Korean handicraft experts. “Korea is keen to help the Kingdom achieve the goals of Vision 2030, and Korea will actively participate in cultural activities in the Kingdom so that we may contribute to achieving the ‘vibrant society’ goal of Vision 2030,” said the envoy. He also commented on the popularity of K-pop, or South Korean popular music, which has recently been sweeping the nation.  K-pop boy band Super Junior recently took to the stage during the Jeddah Season festival as part of their world tour, becoming the first Korean group to perform in the Kingdom. Jo said: “These concerts will help promote cultural cooperation and increase mutual goodwill between Korea and Saudi Arabia, because culture plays an important role in enhancing mutual understanding and connecting people’s minds.” The ambassador was famously seen on a televised broadcast getting into his groove at the show. “During the concert, I was so thrilled and excited, and could feel the enormous change that Saudi Arabia is going through, which I believe is a beginning of a marvelous fruition. I can say that I saw a whole new Saudi Arabia that night,” he added. Jo expected more K-pop groups to appear in the Kingdom, including BTS who are due to perform in the Saudi capital in October as part of Riyadh Season. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi-South KoreaMoon Jae-InCrown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanRiyadhSeoulSouth Korean Ambassador Jo Byung-WookVision 2030 Cultural ties will add new facet to Saudi-South Korean relationsMinister’s visit boosts Saudi-South Korean ties

Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:59 Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan has been the undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research since June 2018.  Al-Hamdan recently announced that the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guid
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Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research

Fri, 2019-07-19 01:59 Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan has been the undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research since June 2018.  Al-Hamdan recently announced that the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance had started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program, which will oversee the distribution of 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals to pilgrims. Fifty-two books in more than 30 languages have reportedly been approved as part of the program. Al-Hamdan also noted that the Islamic electronic library has created a website containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of books related to Hajj and Umrah: www.islamic-ebook.com. The portal will be made available for public use at every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and “important sites.” In 2018, Al-Hamdan was part of two significant Saudi Arabian delegations overseas. In November, he traveled to the 31st Conference of Muslims of Latin America and the Caribbean in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference explored the possibilities of teaching Arabic in Latin America and the Caribbean, and was organized by the Center for Islamic Advocacy in Brazil in cooperation with the Islamic Ministry in the Kingdom. Al-Hamdan also visited several cities in Serbia where he met with Chief of Scholars in Belgrade Sheikh Saad Nasovic, and other prominent figures from the Muslim community in Serbia. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Who's WhoSheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan Dr. Abdulmajeed bin Abdullah Al-Banyan, president of Naif Arab University for Security SciencesSaleh Al-Sulami, general secretary of the Saudi Export Development Authority

TheFace: Aghareed Abduljawad, supply chain director at Globe Group

Author: Fri, 2019-07-19 05:01 It is a great honor for me to be featured in this space, not only to be representing the young women of society but also to be able to share my personal background story. I am privileged to have been brought up in a home
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TheFace: Aghareed Abduljawad, supply chain director at Globe Group

Author: Fri, 2019-07-19 05:01 It is a great honor for me to be featured in this space, not only to be representing the young women of society but also to be able to share my personal background story. I am privileged to have been brought up in a home where both my parents did not discriminate between genders but rather promoted equality and equal opportunity and education among me and my siblings. This shaped me into becoming the eager, persistent, determined, and some would even say competitive, person that I am. My father has always been a role model for me in business. A well-rounded global engineer by education, a successful businessman by virtue, but more importantly he is my father. He taught me always to remain strong, fearless, and brave but gave me all the opportunities to be successful by earning it rather than receiving it. This somehow constitutes the core of our business values at Globe Group. Similar to every family business, boardroom discussions always somehow find themselves at the center of the dinner table, but this is where we can count on my wonderful mother to intervene. As a graduate in English literature, she brings the arts and cultural side to our family which is always a nice break when we’re constantly thinking of how to grow a successful third-generation business. She is the motivation behind the enhancement of my language skills (truly capturing Arabic, French and English languages) and the hobbies we enjoy (such as playing the piano). I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in 2014 and currently hold the position of supply chain director at Globe Group, as well as finance director at Abduljawad Holding Co. Abduljawad Holding is the investment arm of our business conglomerate, Globe Group. Globe is one of the most established logistics and transportation companies in the region and was founded by my late grandfather Fareed Abduljawad in 1976. My journey at Globe started very early in my teens, when I enjoyed spending time with my father at the office and learning the trade. I realized with age that no matter how much corporate governance we tried to follow in the company, our code of ethics was very similar to values we were taught at home. Nothing is given to you on a plate; you need to work hard and earn every merit. Globe is a company that was here before I was born, and we want to ensure it is around for the next generation, stronger and more successful than ever. Because of our family nature, we tend also to treat our employees as family and end up being one big family running an operation. This goes back to how I was brought up with my siblings; we are much stronger as a team than as one. Who do I aspire to be? An established, global and successful businesswoman leading the family name and business for the next generation to come, hopefully one day as the CFO. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: TheFaceAbduljawad Holding Co. TheFace: Munirah Alsanani — from reluctant gift recipient to ardent collector of Arabian artefacts TheFace: For Rana Al-Kadi, documenting architectural heritage is a passion worth living for

Zippy fancied George! Puppeteer says he fell for the woman' behind his character's pink hippo pal

Ronnie Le Drew became besotted with Valerie Heberdent - who handled George - over the course of the show's staggering 1,071 episodes, he told an East London audience.
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Zippy fancied George! Puppeteer says he fell for the woman' behind his character's pink hippo pal

Ronnie Le Drew became besotted with Valerie Heberdent - who handled George - over the course of the show's staggering 1,071 episodes, he told an East London audience.

Public sector workers set for £2billion pay rise

Next week, the Treasury will unveil the biggest public sector pay rise for six years, at an estimated cost of £2 billion, with pay rises for teachers, police officers and the armed services.
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Public sector workers set for £2billion pay rise

Next week, the Treasury will unveil the biggest public sector pay rise for six years, at an estimated cost of £2 billion, with pay rises for teachers, police officers and the armed services.

Penny Mordaunt launches ambitious £30million project to turn RAF into a joint air and SPACE force

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has unveiled a space programme and announced 'the sky is no longer the limit' for the RAF.
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Penny Mordaunt launches ambitious £30million project to turn RAF into a joint air and SPACE force

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has unveiled a space programme and announced 'the sky is no longer the limit' for the RAF.

Climate change has turned Sheffield into a better area for growing wine than Champagne in France 

Winemaker Kieron Atkinson (pictured), who runs the vineyard at Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, said milder temperatures had led to the rapid expansion of the English wine industry.
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Climate change has turned Sheffield into a better area for growing wine than Champagne in France 

Winemaker Kieron Atkinson (pictured), who runs the vineyard at Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, said milder temperatures had led to the rapid expansion of the English wine industry.

At least 14 injured as two cars smash into spectators in Stevenage

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harrowing footage showed screaming spectators, many of them teenagers, trying to help badly wounded victims after they were 'sent flying' in the crash in Stevenage.
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At least 14 injured as two cars smash into spectators in Stevenage

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Harrowing footage showed screaming spectators, many of them teenagers, trying to help badly wounded victims after they were 'sent flying' in the crash in Stevenage.

Federal Union Won’t Be Built with Guns: Rakhine Parliament Speaker

U San Kyaw Hla says the state legislature is doing what it can to end rights abuses and inequality; he calls for peace through dialogue and an end to the internet shutdown.
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Federal Union Won’t Be Built with Guns: Rakhine Parliament Speaker

U San Kyaw Hla says the state legislature is doing what it can to end rights abuses and inequality; he calls for peace through dialogue and an end to the internet shutdown.

Palace denies hand on sedition case vs Robredo, others over ‘Bikoy’ videos

MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang on Friday denied that the Duterte administration is behind the filing of the sedition charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 other individuals, including incumbent and former senators and priests after they were tag
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Palace denies hand on sedition case vs Robredo, others over ‘Bikoy’ videos

MANILA, Philippines---Malacaang on Friday denied that the Duterte administration is behind the filing of the sedition charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 other individuals, including incumbent and former senators and priests after they were tagged in the release of the «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos. «We have nothing to do with this case, not at all. Absolutely nothing,» Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel. Aside from Robredo, also named in the complaint are opposition senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, former senators Bam Aquino and Antonio Trillanes and members of the Otso Diretso slate namely lawyers Chel ...Keep on reading: Palace denies hand on sedition case vs Robredo, others over ‘Bikoy’ videos

Palace on impeach raps: Duterte has supermajority in Congress 

  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang remains unfazed over the possible filing of an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte as the 18th Congress is set to open on July 22.   Communications Secretary Martin Andanar dismissed t
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Palace on impeach raps: Duterte has supermajority in Congress 

  MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang remains unfazed over the possible filing of an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte as the 18th Congress is set to open on July 22.   Communications Secretary Martin Andanar dismissed the threats of impeachment against the President after afisherfolk group said it would file impeachment complaint against Duterte for allowing China to fish in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.   The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said Duterte committed treason, and betrayed public trust.   "Every administration naman ginagawa ng mga militante iyan, hindi na bago iyan ...Keep on reading: Palace on impeach raps: Duterte has supermajority in Congress 

Palace: It’s about time to know the truth behind ‘Bikoy’ videos

MANILA, Philippines - Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Friday said «it is about time to know the truth» behind the series of narcolist videos linking President Rodrigo Duterte and his immediate family into the illegal drugs trade. &
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Palace: It’s about time to know the truth behind ‘Bikoy’ videos

MANILA, Philippines - Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Friday said «it is about time to know the truth» behind the series of narcolist videos linking President Rodrigo Duterte and his immediate family into the illegal drugs trade.   Panelo issued the statement a day after sedition and other charges were filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and other opposition figures over the viral narcolist videos.   «You know our attitude there, my attitude there is it's about time to know the truth about these videos,» Panelo said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.   Panelo was referring to the series of «Ang Totoong Narcolist» videos that fea...Keep on reading: Palace: It’s about time to know the truth behind ‘Bikoy’ videos

British national drowns in Albay resort

LEGAZPI CITY --- A British national drowned on Thursday afternoon in a beach resort in Oas town in Albay province, a police report said Friday. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said David Andrew Smith Wilnot, 57, from East Bourne i
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British national drowns in Albay resort

LEGAZPI CITY --- A British national drowned on Thursday afternoon in a beach resort in Oas town in Albay province, a police report said Friday. Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said David Andrew Smith Wilnot, 57, from East Bourne in England, drowned while swimming at a beach resort in Barangay Maramba around 5:30 p.m. Wilnot died while being taken to the Pantao Hospital in Libon town. Police were still investigating the case. Mar S. Arguelles /lb...Keep on reading: British national drowns in Albay resort

LIST: Manila public viewing sites of Pacquiao, Thurman bout on July 21

MANILA, Philippines --- Boxing fans in Manila can watch the anticipated Las Vegas match between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman on Sunday (July 22) at several venues in the city for free.   According to Julius Leonen, chief of the Manila Public In
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LIST: Manila public viewing sites of Pacquiao, Thurman bout on July 21

MANILA, Philippines --- Boxing fans in Manila can watch the anticipated Las Vegas match between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman on Sunday (July 22) at several venues in the city for free.   According to Julius Leonen, chief of the Manila Public Information Office, Manila residents can watch the Pacquiao and Thurman match on Sunday, 8 a.m. (Philippine time) at the following sites:   - Tondo Sports Complex - Delpan Sports Complex - Patricia Covered Court - Baseco Covered Court - Dapitan Sports Complex - Sarmiento Covered Court - San Andres Sports Complex /muf...Keep on reading: LIST: Manila public viewing sites of Pacquiao, Thurman bout on July 21

Thousands converge on Sudan square for 'martyrs' rally

Khartoum. Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators converged on Thursday on a prominent square in Khartoum in a march through the capital to honour comrades killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country.
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Thousands converge on Sudan square for 'martyrs' rally

Khartoum. Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators converged on Thursday on a prominent square in Khartoum in a march through the capital to honour comrades killed in the months-long protest movement that has rocked the country.

On Apollo 11 anniversary, NYT declares USSR ‘won space race’ for wokeness

American space achievements such as the Apollo 11 Moon landing mean nothing because they were racist and sexist, while the Soviet Union practiced diversity. A ready-made RT article? Try the two main US newspapers instead. Read Full Article at RT.com
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On Apollo 11 anniversary, NYT declares USSR ‘won space race’ for wokeness

American space achievements such as the Apollo 11 Moon landing mean nothing because they were racist and sexist, while the Soviet Union practiced diversity. A ready-made RT article? Try the two main US newspapers instead. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran suggests ratifying deeper nuclear inspections in return for US sanctions relief

The Iranian Foreign Minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the immediate lifting of US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran suggests ratifying deeper nuclear inspections in return for US sanctions relief

The Iranian Foreign Minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the immediate lifting of US sanctions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Groupthink or bust: House Democrats want to look united, delete tweets attacking each other

US House Democrats’ progressive and establishment wings have pledged not to let their political convictions get in the way of attacking President Donald Trump, uniting in a “collective de-escalation” to squelch intraparty drama. Read Full Article at RT.
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Groupthink or bust: House Democrats want to look united, delete tweets attacking each other

US House Democrats’ progressive and establishment wings have pledged not to let their political convictions get in the way of attacking President Donald Trump, uniting in a “collective de-escalation” to squelch intraparty drama. Read Full Article at RT.com