GLOBAL CITIZEN FORUM AND RAS AL KHAIMAH TO WELCOME THE WORLD’S LEADING MINDS

Acclaimed GCF Annual Summit returns in November 2022, anchoring its mission in Ras Al Khaimah over the next three years to help build a sustainable future RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras […]

Acclaimed GCF Annual Summit returns in November 2022, anchoring its mission in Ras Al Khaimah over the next three years to help build a sustainable future

RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Agency (RAKTDA), the Global Citizen Forum‘s Annual Summit trilogy returns in November 2022 with another exceptionally curated program aimed to bridge the world’s most pressing challenges with opportunities for global solutions.

Last year’s edition brought together over 400 honorable guests from 38 countries, including actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and GCF Awardee, Eva Longoria; President of Colombia, H.E. Iván Duque Márquez; Vice President of Liberia, H.E. Jewel Taylor; former Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi; Grammy-nominated singer and performer, Nicole Scherzinger; international DJ and producer, Afrojack; and former FBI hostage negotiator and Masterclass coach, Chris Voss.

While the GCF’s Annual Summit was originally known for being hosted in different parts of the world, the decision to anchor its mission in Ras Al Khaimah was an intuitive commitment to both leverage and contribute to the emirate’s regional and global impact, while maintaining a strong focus on building a lasting legacy within its diverse community.

“Hosting the Global Citizen Forum’s Annual Summit for the next three years is a crucial step in our tourism vision for a globally connected and sustainable future,” shares CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Raki Phillips. “Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect backdrop for the Summit given its outlook on environmental, cultural and economic sustainability — a vision that we call Balanced Tourism.”

“It is a pivotal time in history where igniting human potential on a global scale is the key to solving some of the biggest challenges,” shares CEO of GCF, Talimka Yordanova. “Ras Al Khaimah is not just a place, it’s a journey — and we look forward to marking the start of such a powerful movement where the commitment to build a sustainable world is embedded within the region’s DNA.”

Renowned for its outstanding nature, adventurous leisure, and authentic offerings, Ras Al Khaimah — the northernmost Emirate in the UAE, boasts an extraordinary history dating back over seven millennia and has quickly become one of the most sought-after sustainable destinations in the Middle East.

Marking the next chapter in its tourism expansion, RAKTDA recently unveiled a new campaign that uses integrated social media platforms to follow a group of influencers as they discover the Emirate. In collaboration with renowned content creators from Europe and the Middle East, the digital-first campaign showcases the diversity of Ras Al Khaimah and a myriad of tourism experiences across its pristine beaches, lush mangroves, sprawling deserts and majestic mountains.

“Our vision of the next generation is in line with RAKTDA’s mission to create a positive impact on a global scale,” says Founder and Chairman of GCF, Armand Arton. “GCF holds an immense untapped power for global changemakers to connect and empower the next great idea that will build a promising future.”

Since its inception in 2013, the Global Citizen Forum has built a global network of leaders, visionaries, and catalyzers with a common mission to unlock the potential of global citizenship and empower a world rooted in the freedom of sustainable human mobility.

Previous editions of GCF’s Annual Summit have featured the late Kofi Annan, José Manuel Barroso, Irina Bokova, Kristalina Georgieva, Duško Marković, Jeanette Kagame, Gaston Browne, Robert De Niro, Wyclef Jean, Akon, EVE, and many more.

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The Global Citizen Forum is a Canadian non-profit organization driven by a global community of leaders and catalyzers unlocking the potential of global citizenship. Through a series of curated events and experiences, GCF’s community gathers from across the globe for their Annual Summit to bridge dialogue with action for traceable, transparent, and measurable impact.

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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKTDA aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Authority has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.

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‫ كاسيو تطرح ساعة يد G-SHOCK تتميز بشخصيات Master of G متعاقبة

عادت الميزات الراقية إلى الحياة مرة أخرى بتصميم تمويهي طوكيو، 15 يونيو 2022 / PRNewswire / — أعلنت شركة كاسيو للكمبيوتر المحدودة ( Casio Computer Co., Ltd ) اليوم عن أحدث إضافة إلى ساعات يد G-SHOCK الخاصة بها المقاومة للصدمات. وتتميز ساعة DW-5600GU-7 بشخصيات سابقة من طرازات Master of G المصممة للاستخدام على الأرض وفي […]

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وتمت تغطية وجه وسوار DW-5600GU-7 بالكامل بتصميم تمويهي مستوحى من شخصيات شهيرة محفورة دفعة واحدة على ظهر هيكل ساعات Master of G . ومن بين جميع ساعات G-SHOCK ، فقد استحوذت سلسلة Master of G على المغامرين الذين يتطلعون إلى تحدي حدود المتانة. وتُعيد هذه الإضافة الأحدث إلى الحياة مرة أخرى 18 شخصية من شخصيات السلسلة، بما في ذلك الضفدع الأسطوري من السلسلة الفرعية FROGMAN ، والخلد من السلسلة الفرعية MUDMAN ، بالإضافة إلى القط البري RANGEMAN . وقد تم تصميم السوار والحافة خصيصًا من أجل إبراز السمات المميزة لكل شخصية، مما يسهل التعرف على تلك الشخصيات وسط التمويه.

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Holiday Extravaganza Returns with Stay Giveaways

Plus enticing rewards for Fraser World members and new sign-ups SINGAPORE, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, returns with its popular Holiday Extravaganza, with great perks for Fraser World members and newcomers to its loyalty programme. From now until 14 July 2022, Fraser World members who use the promo […]

Plus enticing rewards for Fraser World members and new sign-ups

SINGAPORE, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, returns with its popular Holiday Extravaganza, with great perks for Fraser World members and newcomers to its loyalty programme.

From now until 14 July 2022, Fraser World members who use the promo code “PHEXFW” when making a booking will get 2X loyalty points on the amount they spend for each stay. Additionally, anyone who signs up as a Fraser World member during this booking period will receive 500 Fraser World points as a welcome reward.https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1839178/Holiday_Extravaganza_Returns_Stay_Giveaways.jpg

A bigger prize awaits guests who share their #FraserMoments from 15 June to 30 September 2022. They stand to win a three-night stay at any Fraser World property when they showcase their best vacation moments. There are 10 sets of stays to be given away.

Here’s how to win:

1. Guests should snap a picture or shoot a video of themselves exploring or enjoying participating Fraser World properties during the stay period.

2. Upload the content to their Instagram feed and share about their holiday in the caption. Tag either @frasershospitality, @capribyfraser or @modenabyfraser, depending on the property they are at, and/or use the hashtag #FraserMoments. Profiles should be set to public. There are also display posters around the properties with QR codes that guests can scan to upload their photos and videos, or they can submit them via this link.

3. A judging panel from Frasers Hospitality will choose the best images or videos. Winners will be announced, starting 01 July 2022*.

Even as the travel industry regains normalcy, Frasers Hospitality is ready to accommodate any uncertainty. Despite COVID-19 rules easing, Frasers Hospitality properties continue to comply with the strictest cleaning and hygiene protocols. For added comfort, flexible booking and cancellation policies have been included in stay packages, where possible.

Guests can expect well-furnished apartments and residences, top amenities and facilities, and most of all, the best service when they choose to stay with Frasers Hospitality. With serviced apartments and hotel residences centrally located worldwide, guests will enjoy each city’s main attractions and great dining, shopping and leisure options at their doorstep.

This summer, come home to your world again with Frasers Hospitality’s Holiday Extravaganza.

Please find more information about Frasers Hospitality’s Holiday Extravaganza 2022 at www.frasershospitality.com/en/fraser-world/holiday-extravaganza/.

*Reservations are subject to availability and the contest’s terms and conditions apply.

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Frasers Property Limited (“Frasers Property” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Frasers Property Group” or the “Group”), is a multi-national developer-owner-operator of real estate products and services across the property value chain. Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”) and headquartered in Singapore, the Group has total assets of approximately S$40.7 billion as at 31 March 2022.

Frasers Property’s multi-national businesses operate across five asset classes, namely, residential, retail, commercial & business parks, industrial & logistics as well as hospitality. The Group has businesses in Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and China, and its well-established hospitality business owns and/or operates serviced apartments and hotels in over 20 countries and 70 cities across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Frasers Property is also the sponsor of two real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and one stapled trust listed on the SGX-ST. Frasers Centrepoint Trust and Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust are focused on retail, and industrial & commercial properties, respectively. Frasers Hospitality Trust (comprising Frasers Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust and Frasers Hospitality Business Trust) is a stapled trust focused on hospitality properties. In addition, the Group has two REITs listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Frasers Property (Thailand) Public Company Limited is the sponsor of Frasers Property Thailand Industrial Freehold & Leasehold REIT, which is focused on industrial & logistics properties in Thailand, and Golden Ventures Leasehold Real Estate Investment Trust, which is focused on commercial properties.

The Group is committed to inspiring experiences and creating places for good for its stakeholders. By acting progressively, producing and consuming responsibly, and focusing on its people, Frasers Property aspires to raise sustainability ideals across its value chain, and build a more resilient business. It is committed to be a net-zero carbon corporation by 2050. Building on its heritage as well as leveraging its knowledge and capabilities, the Group aims to create lasting shared value for its people, the businesses and communities it serves. Frasers Property believes in the diversity of its people and are invested in promoting a progressive, collaborative and respectful culture.

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Frasers Hospitality, a member of Frasers Property Group, celebrates 24 years of offering memorable experiences to guests through its Gold-Standard serviced, hotel residences and boutique lifestyle hotels across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Growing from two properties in Singapore to more than 120 properties in over 70 cities, Frasers Hospitality is now one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing providers of serviced and hotel residences. Conceived with the lifestyle preferences of today’s discerning business and leisure travellers in mind, the global hospitality operator has three Gold-Standard serviced residences offerings – Fraser Suites, Fraser Place and Fraser Residence, a modern and eco-lifestyle brand, Modena by Fraser, and a design-led hotel residence brand, Capri by Fraser. In addition, it operates two brands of upscale boutique lifestyle hotels in the key cities of UK, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin.

With a remarkable list of accolades and awards as recognition of its success, Frasers Hospitality remains committed to anticipating and exceeding the evolving needs of executive travellers with continuous innovation and intuitive service, creating a second home for guests where staff feel like family and residents feel like community.

For more information on Frasers Hospitality, please visit frasershospitality.com.

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تايلور هي الجامعة الخاصة رقم 1 في جنوب شرق آسيا ثلاث سنوات متتالية

سوبانغ جايا، ماليزيا, 15 يونيو 2022/PRNewswire/ — حصلت جامعة تايلور مرة أخرى على لقب الجامعة الخاصة رقم واحد في جنوب شرق آسيا من قبل تصنيف كيو إس العالمي للجامعات للسنة الثالثة على التوالي. تحتل المرتبة رقم 284، اقتحمت المؤسسة أفضل 1% من الجامعات في العالم. “نحن نقدر الثقة التي يتمتع بها مجتمعنا من الطلاب والأكاديميين […]

سوبانغ جايا، ماليزيا, 15 يونيو 2022/PRNewswire/ — حصلت جامعة تايلور مرة أخرى على لقب الجامعة الخاصة رقم واحد في جنوب شرق آسيا من قبل تصنيف كيو إس العالمي للجامعات للسنة الثالثة على التوالي. تحتل المرتبة رقم 284، اقتحمت المؤسسة أفضل 1% من الجامعات في العالم.

“نحن نقدر الثقة التي يتمتع بها مجتمعنا من الطلاب والأكاديميين والخريجين وشركاء الصناعة فينا، مما أدى إلى قفزة غير مسبوقة بلغت 349 مرتبة في التصنيفات العالمية في غضون 5 سنوات فقط. على الرغم من كونها جامعة شابة، فقد أثبتت تايلور قوتها جنبًا إلى جنب مع بعض المؤسسات الأكثر نخبوية في جميع أنحاء العالم.

“كمؤسسة، نواصل إعادة تصور وإعادة تعريف دور الجامعات وخريجينا في تلبية احتياجات هذه الأمة، وفي العديد من الدول الأخرى التي يأتي منها مجتمع طلابنا الدوليين. إن أبحاثنا ومناهجنا المبتكرة تعد طلابنا لقيادة الصناعات والتأثير على المجتمعات وسط مشهد اجتماعي واقتصادي سريع التغير”، هذا ما قاله البروفيسور مايكل دريسكول، نائب رئيس الجامعة ورئيس جامعة تايلور.

حققت تايلور أيضًا نتائج مذهلة في تمارين تصنيف QS الأخرى. وتشمل هذه التصنيفات تصنيفات QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 التي شهدت حصول تايلور على المرتبة 16 في العالم لموضوع إدارة الضيافة والترفيه، والدفاع عن مكانتها كأعلى جامعة ماليزية في العالم للمرة الخامسة على التوالي، وكذلك المرتبة 97 في دراسات الأعمال والإدارة، مما يجعلها الجامعة الخاصة الرائدة في جنوب شرق آسيا في تلك المجالات.

ويأتي هذا التصنيف الأخير على خلفية الأداء الممتاز لجامعة تايلور في تصنيفات جامعة QS Asia لعام 2022 حيث احتلت المرتبة 53 في آسيا. كما تحتل الجامعة المرتبة 16 في العالم لمؤشر معدل توظيف الخريجين في تصنيفات QS لتوظيف الخريجين لعام 2022.

إن صعود تايلور الدؤوب إلى أرقام قياسية جديدة مدفوع بشبكتها التي تضم أكثر من 200 شريك جامعي من جميع أنحاء العالم، والنظام البيئي التعليمي لتايلور.

كما اتخذت الجامعة نهجًا تقدميًا نحو دمج ريادة الأعمال المضمنة والمهارات الحياتية ووحدات الابتكار الاجتماعي بالإضافة إلى مشاريع متعددة التخصصات في جميع المجالات. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، سيتخرج جميع الطلاب بنصوص توضح بالتفصيل إنجازاتهم الأكاديمية والمهارات الشخصية – وهو نهج رائد يجعل المؤسسة الأولى من نوعها في آسيا.

UK Cancels First Flight to Deport Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

Britain has canceled its first deportation flight to Rwanda after a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights, which decided there was “a real risk of irreversible harm” to the asylum-seekers involved.The flight had been scheduled…

Britain has canceled its first deportation flight to Rwanda after a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights, which decided there was “a real risk of irreversible harm” to the asylum-seekers involved.

The flight had been scheduled to leave Tuesday evening, but lawyers for the asylum-seekers launched a flurry of case-by-case appeals seeking to block the deportation of everyone on the government’s list.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss had said earlier in the day that the plane would take off no matter how many people were on board. But after the appeals, no one remained.

The decision to scrap the Tuesday flight caps three days of frantic court challenges as immigration rights advocates and labor unions sought to stop the deportations. The leaders of the Church of England joined the opposition, calling the government’s policy “immoral.”

Earlier in the day, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had emphatically defended the plan. “We are going to get on and deliver” the plan, Johnson declared, arguing that the move was a legitimate way to protect lives and thwart the criminal gangs that smuggle migrants across the English Channel in small boats.

The prime minister announced an agreement with Rwanda in April in which people who entered Britain illegally would be deported to the East African country. In exchange for accepting them, Rwanda would receive millions of pounds (dollars) in development aid. The deportees would be allowed to apply for asylum in Rwanda, not Britain.

Opponents have argued that it is illegal and inhumane to send people thousands of miles to a country they don’t want to live in. Britain in recent years has seen an illegal influx of migrants from such places as Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan, Iraq and Yemen.

Activists have denounced the policy as an attack on the rights of refugees that most countries have recognized since the end of World War II.

Politicians in Denmark and Austria are considering similar proposals. Australia has operated an asylum-processing center in the Pacific Island nation of Nauru since 2012.

Source: Voice of America

Rights Groups in Malawi Angered by Racist, Exploitative Videos

Rights groups in Malawi have urged authorities to quickly find and deport a Chinese man who was found to be making and selling exploitative videos of children. A BBC investigation found the man, Lu Ke, paid children to sing and speak Mandarin in distur…

Rights groups in Malawi have urged authorities to quickly find and deport a Chinese man who was found to be making and selling exploitative videos of children. A BBC investigation found the man, Lu Ke, paid children to sing and speak Mandarin in disturbing videos that he sold online.

The BBC’s investigation found that Lu Ke was shooting hundreds of videos per day and selling them at up to $70 apiece to a Chinese website. The kids performing in the videos were paid about half a dollar each.

Lu Ke taught the children phrases in Mandarin in which they praised Chinese people, made fun of poverty, and chanted a racist epithet saying they are “a black monster” and that their “IQ is low.”

Sylvester Namiwa, executive director for the Center for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives in Malawi, said these videos are an insult not only to Malawians but also to Black people across the globe.

“We have also extended our call to [the] Chinese embassy to make a public apology to all people of Malawi and the Black community in the world,” Namiwa said. “Failure to do so, we will be forced to mobilize Malawians to stage endless peaceful demonstrations.”

The Chinese embassy in Malawi has condemned the contents of the videos, saying it will work with the Malawian government to ensure the matter is properly addressed.

In the statement on its official social media platforms, the Chinese government further said it has noted the videos were shot in 2020 and that China has in recent years been cracking down on such unlawful online acts.

But Namiwa said the statement is distasteful.

“It is like they want to create an impression that since this thing was done in 2020, then there is no need to worry,” he said. “We are telling them if … it was filmed in 1906, we should have asked them to apologize no matter what. What we want is action, not the rhetoric.”

Comfort Mankhwazi, president of the University of Malawi Child Rights Legal Clinic under the Faculty of Law, said her organization will hold street protests next week and present a petition to the Chinese embassy in the capital Lilongwe.

“One of the things we are going to highlight is that money was made at the expense of these children’s humiliation and maybe for ignorance to what they were actually doing,” she said. “We think that it’s only fair if these children were compensated for that because in a sense, it’s them that earns that money.”

In the meantime, Mankhwazi is appealing to the governments of Malawi and China to help track down the culprit, who is believed to have left the country.

Source: Voice of America