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‫شركة رأس مال استثماريه بدبي تقوم بتحويل فكرة ما إلى شركة ناشئة مدرة للعوائد خلال 7 أيام ضمن سلسلة جديدة من الحلقات علي موقع ويب –اليوتيوب-

   في إطار سلسلة من الحلقات علي موقع ويب اليوتيوب ، التي يُطلق عليها تحدي الأيام السبعة“حيث يتحد فريق عمل شركة ASA Ventures  والتي تقوم علي – رأس المال الاستثماري-  مع أحد رواد الأعمال لتحويل فكرة ما إلى شركة ناشئة مدرة للعوائد خلال 7 أيام فقط.  
ومن المقرر أن تصدر شركة ASA Ventures، وهي شركة قائمة علي – رأس المال الاستثماري-  ومقرها في دبي ، الإمارات العربية المتحدة ، سلسلة من الحلقات على موقع ويب –اليوتيوب-  ويُطلق عليها “تحدي الأيام السبعة” لتروي لنا كيف حولت فكرة “مدرب اللياقة البدنية ورائد الأعمال “جوني ميجاجلوفيتش”، المعروف باسم “المدرب جوني” إلى شركة مدرة للعوائد خلال سبعة أيام فقط. وسوف ينطلق الموسم الأول بأكمله عبر قناة ASA Ventures الرسمية على – اليوتيوب – في منتصف ليل 29 يوليو 2019 بتوقيت منطقة الخليج العربي.

تبدأ الحلقه الأولى من تحدي الأيام السبعة “سامرين شيخ” أحد الأعضاء الأصغر سن في شركة – رأس المال الاستثماري –  حيث تواجه تحدي تحويل فكرة “ميجاجلوفيتش” التي تنطوي على منصة للتدريب الشخصي المنزلي واللياقة البدنية إلى واقع ملموس. تستفيد سمرين شيخ من موارد الشركة حيث تتعاون مع خبرائها المختصين في الاستراتيجيات التجارية والتسويق والعلاقات العامة والمبيعات. وقد تحدث “عارف سيد”، الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة ASA Ventures في هذا الشأن فقال إن الفكرة الباعثة على هذا التحدي هي “وضع صغار القادة في الصدارة وفي بوتقة العمل لأنهم ينظرون إلى الأمور من منظور جديد لم يتطرق إليه غيرهم، وبذلك نضمن أن يتخذوا مسلكًا مختلفًا في التعامل مع تلك الأمور”. كما أفاد “سيد” أن جيل الألفية الجديدة معروف بقدرته على العثور على حلول سريعة وشاملة في مكان العمل، ومن هنا جاء قراره بفكرة “تحدي الأيام السبعة” “لسمرين شيخ”.

ووفقًا” للشيخ” فقالت ان مهمة بناء كل شيء من نقطة الصفر فكرة يستحيل تنفيذها في أول الأمر بسبب القيود و ضيق الوقت والعوامل الخارجية ألأخرى. لكن الفريق بأكمله الذي يقف وراء هذه المهمه كان يرى فيها فرصة ليظهر لدبي ولبقية العالم ما نفعله داخل مقرنا في المعتاد.” وأردفت: “بصرف النظر عن امتلاكنا فريقًا داخليًا متمكنًا، نعتبر أنفسنأ محظوظين لأننا نعيش في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، وهو بلد يرعى ريادة الأعمال والاستثمار حيث جمعت دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة 625 مليون دولار أمريكي في صورة تمويل للشركات الناشئة في عام 2018، مما يجعلها أفضل بلدان الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا من حيث الاستثمار في المشروعات الناشئة.

وقد أكدت شركة ASA Ventures البدء في تصوير الحلقه الثانيه من سلسلة “تحدي الأيام السبعة”. وجدير بالذكر أن ASA Ventures عبارة عن شركة -رأس مال استثماريه- من الجيل الثاني توفر الشراكه و التمويل للمشروعات الناشئة منذ تأسيسها في عام 2003 في البرتغال.

نبذة عن ASA Ventures: شركة تعمل -برأس مال استثماري تأسست في البرتغال عام 2003. توفر الشركة التمويل والتعاون التشغيلي “الشراكه” للشركات الناشئة عن طريق مؤسساتها المترابطه والمتعدده.

جهة الاتصال الإعلامي:
ليا ريلون
مدير الاتصالات التجارية لدى ASA Ventures،

African Teens Inspired, Motivated by Basketball Without Borders

For one intense week, 40 boys and 20 girls from 29 African countries were chosen for a highly selective program to train with current and former players from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

The NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program has been scouting and training girls and boys across the continent for 17 years. Teenage girls who took part say working with women from the continent who played for WNBA teams has motivated them to stay in the game.

This experience has been so enriching for us, Iris, a 16-year-old from Gabon, told VOA. It’s helped me a lot, I’ve learned new things and it’s renewed my enthusiasm, my desire to keep going and to become someone in the world of basketball.

Iris says she was scouted for the program by organizers who watched her local team play in Gabon. Iris was then asked to produce a video of her playing and was later informed that she’d been accepted to the program.

The coaches and mentors are helping these young players through drills and matches, but also serve as role models of what the youngsters can become. One such role model is Astou Ndiaye, originally from Senegal. She played for the Detroit Shock, which won the 2003 WNBA championship.

We have walked the path that they want to walk, Ndiaye told VOA. So just being here being able to talk to them, answer their questions and really give them hopefully, the confidence they need to know that if we can do it, they can because there’s a path for them.

Ndiaye has been coaching young women in the Basketball Without Borders program for years, but is particularly encouraged this year because it is only the second time that Senegal has hosted the program in its 17-year history.

Ndiaye’s presence and enthusiasm for the program have been particularly inspirational for many young women who hope to follow in her footsteps.

It’s because of them � they’ve inspired us to play basketball, really, Vanessa, a 16-old player from Cameroon, told VOA. And it’s because of them that we really apply ourselves here and say that maybe one day we can replace them, or play with them.

Although only half as many girls as boys are accepted to the program, organizers say that promoting young female players on the continent is just as important to them as working with the boys.

Our primary mission and goal at NBA Africa, when we launched, was to really increase participation in our sport. So you cannot do that by ignoring more than half the population, Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Africa’s managing director, told VOA. So I think over the years, we’ve seen tremendous progress in the women’s game.

Ndiaye agrees that in recent years, the women she coaches will have better opportunities than her generation did.

It’s getting better. If we remember, we were pioneers then, Ndiaye said.

And the salaries, all the benefits and advantages that the kids are getting now � it’s unbelievable � so it can only get better.

Source: Voice of America

Sudan Protesters Sign Power-Sharing Deal With Military

Sudan’s ruling generals and protest leaders signed a hard-won constitutional declaration Sunday, paving the way for a transition to civilian rule after more than seven months of demonstrations and violence.

Under the agreement, signed at a ceremony in the capital Khartoum, a joint civilian-military ruling body will oversee the formation of a civilian government and parliament to govern for a three-year transition period.

The declaration was the result of fraught negotiations between the leaders of mass protests, which erupted last December against the three-decade rule of president Omar al-Bashir, and the generals who ousted him in April.

It builds on a July 17 power-sharing deal between the two sides.

Protest movement leader Ahmed Rabie and the deputy head of the ruling military council General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo signed the declaration at a ceremony attended by African Union and Ethiopian mediators.

“We turned a tough page of Sudan’s history by signing this agreement,” Daglo, who flashed a victory sign after making a short speech, told reporters.

The signing was met by applause in the hall as representatives from both sides shook hands.

Members of the protest umbrella group, the Alliance for Freedom and Change, broke into tears as they exchanged hugs.

Crowds of jubilant Sudanese gathered outside the hall, chanting “blood for blood, our government is civilian” and “revolution, revolution”.

In the Bahari district of north Khartoum, dozens were chanting “this country is ours and the government is civilian”, as drivers honked their horns in celebration.

In the city of Omdurman, hundreds were clapping, chanting and dancing to drum beats.

A formal signing with foreign dignitaries in attendance is to take place on August 17, another protest leader, Monzer Abu al-Maali, told AFP.

On the same day, Bashir is due to go on trial on corruption charges.

The next day, the generals and protest leaders are to announce the composition of the new transitional civilian-majority ruling council, Abu al-Maali said.

“The prime minister will be named on August 20 and cabinet members on August 28,” he said, adding that the sovereign council and cabinet would meet for the first time on September 1.

‘Martyrs’ blood not wasted’

The talks had been repeatedly interrupted by deadly violence against demonstrators who have kept up rallies to press for civilian rule.

Talks were suspended for weeks after men in military uniform broke up a long-running protest camp outside army headquarters in Khartoum on June 3, killing at least 127 people, according to doctors close to the protest movement.

The movement has laid most of the blame on the powerful Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group, commanded by Daglo.

Protest leaders say the accord calls for an investigation into protest-related violence which, according to protest-linked doctors, has cost more than 250 lives since December.

Under Sunday’s deal, RSF paramilitaries are to be integrated into the army’s chain of command.

Omar Hussein, a protester waving the Sudanese flag outside the negotiations hall, was overjoyed by the signing.

“Now we can tell the martyrs that their blood was not wasted,” he said.

Ibtisam al-Sanhouri, a legal affairs negotiator for the protest movement, said the constitutional declaration clears the way for a parliamentary system with a civilian prime minister.

She said the protest movement would have 201 of 300 seats in parliament and the premier, to be confirmed by the new sovereign council.

The document touches on a peace deal agreed with three armed groups last month in Addis Ababa, protest leader Babiker Faisal said.

These groups had spent years fighting Bashir’s government forces in the states of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

“A comprehensive peace conference is planned to take place within six months of the transitional period,” he added.

But the rebel groups of the Sudan Revolutionary Front rejected the declaration saying in a statement late Sunday “it puts obstacles to the implementation of any peace deal”, without clarifying.

‘Quantum leap’

Sudan’s Arab neighbors hailed the long-awaited deal.

Egypt said it was “a significant step on the right track”, while the Saudi foreign ministry welcomed it as “a quantum leap that will transition Sudan to stability and security”.

In the United Arab Emirates, minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said Sudan’s transition to civilian rule “turns the page” on Bashir and his Islamist allies.

On Sunday, Ethiopian mediator Mahmoud Drir told reporters the deal would see Sudan removed from the United States’ blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The country has been on the State Department’s list since 1993 over its alleged support of Islamist militants, a designation that has damaged the country’s economy and severely impeded foreign investment.

Source: Voice of America

In Shock and Tears, Mogadishu Mourns Loss of Slain Mayor

Mogadishu residents are mourning the loss of their mayor, who died Thursday of injuries suffered in a suicide bombing July 24 that killed at least six other people.

Abdirahman Omar Osman, 53, simply known as “Injineer Yariisow,” which translates from Somali as “the small engineer,” was the highest-level Somali government official killed in the city’s frequent deadly terrorist attacks in recent years.

With tears running down his face, Aden Osman stood motionless in front of Mogadishu’s city headquarters, the place where the late mayor was targeted as he was meeting with senior officials of his administration on security.

“Indeed, the terrorists that killed our mayor made us feel a deep pain and sadness inside, but we cannot let them tear us down and make us demoralize,” said Aden Osman, 21.

“The people of this city have lost a great man and a leader. We have been mourning for three days, and flags will remain at half staff, Ibrahim Omar Mahadalle, deputy regional administrator of Mogadishu, told VOA Somali. “May Allah rest his soul in peace. He led this city by example.”

Statesman

Abdirahman Omar Osman fled from Somalia’s civil war in 1990s. He lived in Britain for 17 years, where he became a naturalized British citizen.

Somalis in London who also mourned his death remembered him as a statesman.

Mahadalle, who first met Osman in London 15 years ago, described him as “a patriot, optimistic and brave man.”

“Despite living in London, he was always busy with Somalia affairs and how his home country would return to its own legs,” said Mahadalle

“Today the people of Mogadishu lose their mayor, but I lost my father. May Allah grant him the highest rank of paradise,” Mohamed Omar, the late mayor’s son and a student at London’s Queen Mary University, tweeted as tribute to his father.

Hard worker

Politicians he worked with, close friends and colleagues described Osman as a hard worker.

Among the dozens of government jobs he held was adviser to former Prime Minister Abdiwali Ali Gas, who also was the Puntland regional leader.

“When I was the prime minister between 2011 and 2012, Osman was my adviser. I remember him as a humble man with more work and less talk,” Gas said.

Husein Jabiri, a friend of the late mayor, said, “The loss of Osman hurts me. He was a close friend of mine. We worked together at the ministry of information. He was a sincere and hardworking leader. I pray to Allah to grant him eternal peace.”

More grief, loss

The death of the influential mayor was not the only major source of grief for residents of Mogadishu, which has over 2.5 million residents and accounts for about one-quarter of the country’s total population.

“For a city that has been struggling in defiance of lawlessness, deadly terror attacks and anarchy for nearly three decades, I think the death of its mayor meant to us only an addition of a salt to an already bleeding wound,” said Yusuf Abdullahi, 26, a recent university graduate and Mogadishu resident.

Hotel and restaurant attacks and assassinations of government officials have been common occurrences in the city, but among the major terror attacks that always remain fresh in people’s minds is the deadly hotel bombing in Mogadishu in December 2009 that killed at least 20 people, including three Somali Cabinet ministers.

In June 2011, Abdishakur Sheikh Hassan, the Somali interior minister, died in a hospital after a suicide attack at his home, apparently carried out by a niece.

In October 2011, the Islamic militant group al-Shabab used a truck bomb to kill more than 70 people, mainly young students waiting for exam results at the Education Ministry.

In October 2017, another militant truck bomb killed 587 people in the country’s deadliest terrorist attack.

“People in this city have had enough of grief and losses of their loved ones, and the mayor’s killing is another sadness,” said Mogadishu University’s Dr. Mohamed Isse Liban.

“Mogadishu saw a number of its great men and women being killed one after another in terror attacks. It seems as if people here wait for their death in an open graveyard,” said Ahmed Abdi Hadi, a Mogadishu resident.

Funeral delayed

Mogadishu on Saturday began preparing to say its final goodbye to the mayor. About 100 prominent residents and officials gathered at the airport to await the return of Osman’s body from Doha, Qatar, where he had received treatment for his injuries. But government officials eventually told the crowd that the plane would not come until Sunday and that the mayor’s funeral had been delayed.

Investigation under way

Somali officials said the fatal attack was under investigation. The terrorist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting U.N. Special Envoy to Somalia James Swan, an American citizen, who had met with the mayor last month.

Francisco Madeira, special representative of the chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia, and Swan both called for the arrest of Osman’s killers.

“As we come to terms with the passing of the mayor, terrorists should be aware that their cowardly attack will not break the people’s resolve to forge ahead,” Madeira said in a statement Thursday.

“He was a true friend and companion of AMISOM and supported, without reservation, our mandate to help usher in a stable, peaceful and prosperous Somalia,” said the AU envoy.

Swan, the U.N. envoy, said, “His work must be continued, and those responsible must be brought to justice.”

Source: Voice of America