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Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  The 4th Inter-School Young Business Talent Hunt 2017 (YBTH) organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine has received an overwhelming participation of 40 schools from across the UAE during the 3-day event from October 16-18, 2017 at SUC campus. A total number of 247 teams are competing... Read more
Introducing the next era of mobile smartphones equipped with the world's first Kirin AI processor inside to deliver a faster, more customized mobile experience Dubai, U.A.E., October 17, 2017:  During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its highly-anticipated Mate 10 Series, which will ... Read more
Inaugural expo to be held from 21 to 23 January provides perfect platform to showcase latest production lines for food, healthcare, industrial and environmental sectorsKuwait – 16 October 2017:  Thanks to the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on the importance... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  In continuation of the World Tourism Day celebration, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has initiated a program under the Industry Professional Training Department (IPTD) of Marhabtain Training Program called, “My Destination – University Student Orientation Program.”... Read more
Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2017:  Climate change was the center of discussion during a week-long visit by distinguished journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).As part of an annual visit to NU-Q to raise awareness of journalism campaigns that focus on global issues, three... Read more
Total prize of US $100,000 clinched by leading UAE designers across four design categoriesDubai, UAE: 12 October 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) announced its official “Techorator” winners of the first-ever Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai... Read more
EYE SHADOW PRIMEREYE SHADOW PRIMER is a 24-hour nude eye shadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear and make the eye shadow stay in place all day.  Waterproof eye shadow base Smudge  & Crease proof Easy to apply Soft, silky creamy texture Suitable sports and humid climates Perfume and Paraben freeRSP: DHS 709 Shades Eye... Read more
#BrowLikeCara It’s all eyes on eyebrows! Follow the 4 steps to define your own style and create your perfect eyebrows.  DEFINE for the perfect shapeSCULPT for a bold, full lookSTYLE for tidy, groomed browsAnd finally – HIGHLIGHT! Rimmel has all the tools for WOW brows!! STEP 1 Define & Fill using... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  Parfums de Marly. Behind this name lies Julien Sprecher’s passion for three worlds: equestrianism and purebred horses, the art of fragrance and the 18th century. Three elements with a common thread: French excellence. During the reign of Louis XV, Versailles shone far and wide with its “perfumed court... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  As part of strengthening the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 6, 2017, at Sharjah Police Headquarters to provide training and development program... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 7, 2017:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, and Calvin Klein, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced the longterm, multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Max Mara shares a Baudelairean view of the city; its landscape a living breathing entity, its mood swings restless, fleeting, tran- sient, often unpredictable. But when the summer sun strikes, things are pretty certain to take a sybaritic turn. The smarter cos- mopolites seek out discreetly luxurious oases, shady... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) takes pride in joining hands with Toastmasters International (TM) to develop the soft skills of the students in professional grooming. The Toastmasters Club Freshmen Orientation was conducted on October 1, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall mainly to introduce the club and its... Read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) takes pride in joining hands with Toastmasters International (TM) to develop the soft skills of the students in professional grooming. The Toastmasters Club Freshmen Orientation was conducted on October 1, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall mainly to introduce the club and its... Read more
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Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2017:  Maharat Qatar is a program sponsored by Qatar Shell to support student engagement and skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, and to promote the application of technology which will enhance the learning environment for students.  As part of this sponsorship, the Qatar National Robot Olympiad (NRO) 2017 took place at Aspire Ladies Sports Hall, involving over 500 students from elementary, junior high and senior high schools from across Qatar.  This marked the inaugural event for Maharat Qatar, sponsored by Qatar Shell and hosted by College of the North Atlantic - Qatar (CNA-Q).    Andrew Faulk ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  The 4th Inter-School Young Business Talent Hunt 2017 (YBTH) organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine has received an overwhelming participation of 40 schools from across the UAE during the 3-day event from October 16-18, 2017 at SUC campus. A total number of 247 teams are competing in three categories of Advertisement Design, New Business Plan, and New Mobile Application. The Chief Guest of the event was SUC Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri, who delivered a motivational speech to inspire and encourage the young generation. Farzeen Amin, Razan Mutasim, Rashida Puras, Elisha Francesca Santos Salamanca of Westminster School Du ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  In continuation of the World Tourism Day celebration, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has initiated a program under the Industry Professional Training Department (IPTD) of Marhabtain Training Program called, “My Destination – University Student Orientation Program.” SCTDA Senior Consultant for Tourism Affairs, Mr. Mohamed Youssef along with his team has conducted the orientation on October 9, 2017, at SUC campus to briefly introduce “My Destination” to students followed by an arranged tour. SUC Dean Dr. Amitabh Upadhya, Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communication Mr. Rakesh Ga ......read more

Introducing the next era of mobile smartphones equipped with the world's first Kirin AI processor inside to deliver a faster, more customized mobile experience   Dubai, U.A.E., October 17, 2017:  During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its highly-anticipated Mate 10 Series, which will open the door to new AI mobile applications. The new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.0. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series continues its legacy of superior product performance and long-lasting battery life, while integrating new ......read more

Inaugural expo to be held from 21 to 23 January provides perfect platform to showcase latest production lines for food, healthcare, industrial and environmental sectors Kuwait – 16 October 2017:  Thanks to the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on the importance of Self Sufficiency - which is one of the top priorities in the state’s strategies - the inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, a first-of-its kind exhibition, will be held from 21 to 23 January 2018 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.  The ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, will provide industry heavyw ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15th October 2017:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the October draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Sheikh Ahmad Nooh Al-Thani and Ms. Seham Balawni each won a cash prize of QR 50,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 25,000 was awarded to the following bank clients: Mr Abdulla Ali Al-Khulaifi, Mr Abdualla Mohammad Al-Kaabi, Mr Surya Prakash Kanchinadham, and Ms Reema Mohamed Al-Maadeed.  The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitativ ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2017:  Climate change was the center of discussion during a week-long visit by distinguished journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). As part of an annual visit to NU-Q to raise awareness of journalism campaigns that focus on global issues, three international reporters who specialize in reporting on climate change, shared their experience and discussed the future of the environmental issue. As part of a presentation to the NU-Q community, Eli Kintisch, a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and author of Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope — or Worst Nightmare — ......read more

Total prize of US $100,000 clinched by leading UAE designers across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 12 October 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) announced its official “Techorator” winners of the first-ever Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. Four winners have collectively taken home a total prize of US $100,000 across four categories worth US $25,000 each. The four winning designers have pushed the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial spaces using cutting-edge LG digital signage.  The recipient of the OLED Signage Design Award, wherein contestants ......read more

EYE SHADOW PRIMER EYE SHADOW PRIMER is a 24-hour nude eye shadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear and make the eye shadow stay in place all day.  Waterproof eye shadow base Smudge  & Crease proof Easy to apply Soft, silky creamy texture Suitable sports and humid climates Perfume and Paraben free RSP: DHS 70 9 Shades Eye Shadow Palette 9 SHADES eye shadow palette contains 9 shades of fantastic shimmer, matt and metallic shades in different textures.  Excellent colour pay off Easy to mix & blend Creates an endless cool looks With mirror Perfume & paraben free RSP: DHS 100 Lift & Highlight Lift &a ......read more

#BrowLikeCara   It’s all eyes on eyebrows! Follow the 4 steps to define your own style and create your perfect eyebrows.    DEFINE for the perfect shape SCULPT for a bold, full look STYLE for tidy, groomed brows And finally – HIGHLIGHT!   Rimmel has all the tools for WOW brows!!   STEP 1  Define & Fill using: Professional Eyebrow Pencil & Brow Shake Filling Powder Define your eyebrows in the desired shape with the Professional Eyebrow Pencil or use ultra soft Brow Shake Filling Powder to define and fill your brows.   STEP 2 Sculpt using: Brow This Way Kit and NEW Brow Pomade Brow This Wa ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  Parfums de Marly. Behind this name lies Julien Sprecher’s passion for three worlds: equestrianism and purebred horses, the art of fragrance and the 18th century. Three elements with a common thread: French excellence. During the reign of Louis XV, Versailles shone far and wide with its “perfumed court”, renowned for the refinement and intensity of its fragrances. This was the golden age of master perfumers, who built the foundations of modern perfumery, but also that of purebred horse breeding, dear to Louis XV’s heart. Under his rule, the stud farms of France were home to the most beautiful stallions in Europe. He paid homage to the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  As part of strengthening the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Skyline University College, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with Sharjah Police Punishment and Correctional Institution Department on October 6, 2017, at Sharjah Police Headquarters to provide training and development program for the selected inmates of Sharjah Police.  Sharjah Police Deputy Commander, Brigadier Abdullah Mubarak and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Sharjah Police Director of Management First Col. Ahmed Abdel Azi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 7, 2017:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear, and Calvin Klein, Inc., the global lifestyle brand and wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced the longterm, multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement. This agreement is for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of Calvin Klein, Inc.’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections, under the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, CALVIN KLEIN, and Calvin Klein Jeans brands. This renewal marks the 25 year milestone since Marchon and Calvin Klein, Inc. first engaged as licensing partners ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Max Mara shares a Baudelairean view of the city; its landscape a living breathing entity, its mood swings restless, fleeting, tran- sient, often unpredictable. But when the summer sun strikes, things are pretty certain to take a sybaritic turn. The smarter cos- mopolites seek out discreetly luxurious oases, shady patios and hidden gardens. Business and pleasure blur, with the promise of al fresco breakfast pow wows, sun-dappled working lunches, garden parties and well earned crepuscolar cocktails. The settings for those happy rendez-vous are staged by a nouvelle vague of philosophers-cum-gardeners. ‘Work with, not against nature’ urges Gilles Cl ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) takes pride in joining hands with Toastmasters International (TM) to develop the soft skills of the students in professional grooming. The Toastmasters Club Freshmen Orientation was conducted on October 1, 2017, at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall mainly to introduce the club and its importance in developing the skills and potentials of SUC students. SUC Toastmasters Club has invited DTM Balaji Nagabhushan and his team for this collaboration to demonstrate the procedures and to emphasize the core values of the club which are integrity, respect, service, and excellence. The collaboration falls under PSDP (Professional Skills Develop ......read more

Invitation to the theatre Skin and Marina Rinaldi take the stage at Teatro Gerolamo  Let’s Denim! Let’s Dance! A little theatre of wonders in the heart of Milan. A stage that has long been silent will come back to life to host Marina Rinaldi's SS 2018 presentation during the September fashion week. The event is scheduled for 22 September starting at 6.00 pm at Teatro Gerolamo in Piazza Beccaria. On stage the Ashley Graham Denim Collection - a capsule designed for Marina Rinaldi by the American influencer- a selection of Marina Rinaldi Luxury Activewear and the exceptional talent of Skin. The English rock star will perform acoustically during three different mo ......read more

Breath in, breath out 1969 -2018: The countdown has begun. Sportmax will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary. An athletic and active look, the sophisticated collection suddenly becomes more fluid and provides even more  free-  dom of movement. A more liberated and relaxed style created for the sidewalks of the great metropoles as well as for beach destinations across the globe. An unmistakably sensual line where the body is gracefully unveiled as it moves and extends; where a play of transparencies reveals and then conceals in a subtle game of hide and seek. A wonderful new femininity is created by the lightest of techno fabrics. An ethereal look is conceived by a dress, t ......read more

Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Skyline University College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Orient Tours LLC on September 7, 2017, at SUC Innovation Lab, SUC campus. SUC Deputy Director and Head of Marketing and Creative Communication, Mr. Rakesh Gaur and Orient Tours Senior Officer for Human Resource, Ms. Beenish Salman signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. SUC and Orient Tours have agreed upon AED 1 million BBA and MBA scholarship for the employees of Orient Tours along with future community engagements, career opportunities for SUC students, and use of SUC campus facilities among others.  This partnership aims to strengthen the ties b ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28th September, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group hosted “The Future of Innovation” event in Dubai, UAE on 20th September 2017. The event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic technology brand. The event also saw Huawei bring together innovative minds from China and top regional companies to participate in an open panel discussion focusing on the theme of innovation. ePanda, the Chinese start-up facilitating connections between China and the Middle East, was a key cooperation partner for the ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Skyline University College (SUC) is setting the bar high for its students in the new academic year 2017-2018 by enforcing several changes in the university. Skyline Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club (SEIC) is an existing club at SUC established in 2013, which has continuously aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and innovation, training students to be business leaders, and connecting students to the industry. This year, SUC has added the SEIC Centre—a new facility in the campus where students can better showcase their business plans, grow their ideas, and upgrade their entrepreneurial skills. A seed fund of 50,000-100,000 is being allocated for e ......read more

Olay introduces their first ever collection of eye products, targeting women’s individual skincare concerns, for beautiful, ageless eyes   Olay, the World’s Number One Female Facial Skincare Brand1, introduces NEW Olay Eyes; a collection of three targeted eye products, which deliver against women’s key skincare concerns for beautiful, ageless eyes.    Olay recently found that 80% of women have some type of eye concern, with dark circles under the eyes topping the list. Along with dark circles, worries over sagging, puffiness and lines and wrinkles were key concerns, but despite wanting to combat these signs of ageing, women often look to cover rat ......read more

UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion 25th September 2017 Dubai:  Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand. On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch.  From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile Jumeirah Beach Residence area and onwards to the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi for a day of fun and le ......read more

THE PASTICCINO BAG, THE LATEST MUST-HAVE STYLE FROM WEEKEND MAX MARA’S FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION  Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017:  In Italian, the word Pasticcino means ‘small pastry’; a bite-sized bon-bon that melts decadently in the mouth. The Pasticcino Bag, the latest must-have style from Weekend Max Mara, is just as delectable. With its fluffy volume, oversized clasp and cheerful patterns this bon-bon is a happy pleasure and a delicious treat for the eyes.  An instant mood-booster, it sets a playful tone for easy weekends, spirited parties or spontaneous evenings after work. The Pasticcino Bag is a super clutch, with a good attitude. Its ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20th September, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group today held a media open day in Dubai, UAE, to discuss the future of innovation in the Middle East region. This is a second stop right after IFA that was held in Berlin on 1st September. Led by Chief Marketing Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), Ms. Glory Cheung, and Mr. Gene Jiao, President of Huawei CBG, Middle East & Africa, the event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic tech brand.  Huawei is the third biggest smartphone brand w ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) is on a quest to redefine the possibilities of tomorrow by introducing the most innovative home appliances and electronics available today. However, recently LG has introduced robots into its product portfolio and has showcased a variety of soon-to-be-released robots at various events across the world that will reshape tomorrow to make the lives of the everyday consumer more productive and convenient. LG’s impressive collection of robots boasts simplistic usability and includes the Lawnmower Robot, the Hub Robot and HOM-BOT® in addition to the more specialized Airport Robot and Airport Cleaning Robot. The Hub Robot united ......read more

Marina Rinaldi and Ashley Graham The Model influencer continues in her role as the face of the brand for the FW 2017-2018 campaign Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2017:   The Korean photographer Hong Jan Hyun has used gritty black and white images to define the mood of the Marina Rinaldi FW 2017-18 campaign, featuring for the second consecutive year Ashley Graham. The American super model and influencer thus strengthens her bond with the brand, acting both as its face and international ambassador. Strongly reflecting the values of Marina Rinaldi, Ashley powerfully represents the universe of all those self-confident women who want to show off and play with their own physicality. The ......read more

“Manuela” wrap coat with belt in the same fabric. An iconic coat. Timeless, perfect proportions. Luxurious, in pure camelhair the Manuela represents the essence of quality and philosophy of Max Mara: to dress all women, with style and finesse, enhancing their personality. A true classic, the Manuela coat was first created in 1998 and is always available in the Max Mara stores in four colours: camel, black, red and navy. For Pre-Fall 2017 Max Mara also released four new colours: pink, yellow, mint green and light blue. #MaxMara #MaxMaraManuela “Every few years we feel the need to present a collection that is just about Max Mara, our brand values and our unique ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 13 September 2017:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's the most recent Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Mr. Hassan Ahmed A M AL-Mutawa, Mr. Nasser Mohd N AL-Tamimi, Mr.  Ahmad Eliyas A Shibani and Mrs. Aisha Erhama A S AL-Kuwari, each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients: Mr. Ismail Bin Suboh, Mr.  Ali Hassen A M AL-Mohammadi, Mr. Bibibakhiyar Mahoudinowdaz, Mrs. Amna Saleh H S Alaqili, M ......read more

240-kg chocolate tower beats the heat with LG DUALCOOL air conditioners Dubai, UAE – September 13, 2017:   In an attempt to creatively illustrate how advancements in technology trump the long-lived difficulties of extreme temperatures faced in the Middle East and Africa, LG Electronics (LG) conducted an experiment to demonstrate how the LG DUALCOOL air conditioner still cools, even when the outdoor temperature spikes to 65 degrees Celsius.  To showcase the performance of the LG DUALCOOL, LG tasked the winner of the World Chocolate Masters Competition – Frank Hasnoot – who stated that in order to build chocolate sculptures, the indoor temperature needs to be ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 12 September 2017:  In light of its ongoing successes, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), in cooperation with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority  and the country’s banking sector, is launching the new academic term of its Kawader program for the fifth consecutive year, which kicked off on September 10 and will conclude on December 14, 2017. Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Mohammed Abdulla Al-Emadi, Acting CEO of QFBA, said:  "This edition comes in the context of continuing the remarkable success of the Kawader program in its previous terms, with the launch of the new academic term in September, where a number of talent ......read more

Qatar, September 12, 2017:  Chocolate is perhaps the first edible that comes to mind when we think of the word ‘indulgence’. For some, it is a great stress-buster that uplifts the mood and the perfect gift for all celebrations. For others, it’s a heart-healthy choice for dessert and definitely the sweetest way to draw a smile on a child’s face. For Jean Galler, however, chocolate is his life. Born to a family of professional gourmets, Galler’s DNA carried the genes of sweetness and indulgence. After establishing his own chocolate manufactory in the Liège area back in 1976, the young craftsman went on to introduce to the world, a palate-gratifying range o ......read more

Pink, red, yellow, indigo and green. A multi-colored enigma, she, a vibrant dream. Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2017:  An aesthetic waltz of colors, iridescence that reflect the ebb and flow of emotions and designs that simply charm, this novel AIGNER collection is a work of pure magic. Dainty and graceful, the jewellery is woven out of a fairytale where the multi-colored circlet embodies the AIGNER woman’s splendid dreams and aspirations.  With a palette inspired by the sea, luminous blue and white Swarovski stones shimmer with vibrant colors, and are artfully shaped into circles and squares. Finely crafted silver links attach the shapes to the AIGNER “A” ins ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2017:  Rimmel London is excited to announce James Molloy as the newly appointed Global Makeup Ambassador.  A rising star known for his incredible creativity and skills in creating unique, coveted looks for high fashion runway, editorial and red carpet. James has been recognised by the brand as a powerful voice to communicate Rimmel’s edgy and evolving beauty vision to both the consumer and influencer across all social and media platforms.  This new partnership is part of Rimmel’s move to develop and nurture up-and-coming, inspirational talent that connects with our consumers. Adored and respected by industry insiders, photographers and ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 6, 2017:   Connections between business, law, and media make the sports industry unique, according to an expert on sports media law who spoke at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). Mark Conrad, author of The Business of Sports and a professor at Fordham University in New York, spoke at a session at NU-Q where he discussed issues that make the sports industry unique from other sectors, while also addressing exclusive ethical issues and media laws that surround the business model for sports organizations.   NU-Q is in the process of designing an executive education and graduate program in sports media and management. The program will serve as ......read more

Launched three weeks ago, HUAWEI nova 2 Plus is one of the fastest selling Huawei devices this year Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 5, 2017:  HUAWEI nova 2 Plus, the latest smartphone from Huawei has experienced exceptional demand in the UAE to become one of the fastest selling Huawei devices this year. HUAWEI nova 2 Plus sales have been 10 times more compared to nova Plus at its launch period last year. Equipped with a unique 20MP high-definition front camera, a 12MP and 8MP rear dual camera and a professional portrait mode, the HUAWEI nova 2 Plus captures stunning selfies like never before. Further, it’s advanced audio experience, a stylish design, as well as an upgra ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017:  The new Etro collection is overflowing with that quintessentially Italian brand of elegance, with iconic designs and the finest artisanal expertise. The unmistakeable Paisley pattern is given a modern makeover courtesy of the most hi-tech materials around, with timeless colors and stunning details. The result is a triumph of tradition and innovation, proving that the brand’s creative spirit is conquering the world of eyewear, too. ET642S - Chelsea The dual acetate structure is enhanced by the frames’ rounded shape and the inclusion of the double bridge with gold metal profiling. This model is one of the stars of the catwalk and the brand&rsq ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017:  MCM (Modern Creation Munich) presents a new Eyewear Collection which celebrates the brand’s luxurious, non-conformist and innovative spirit. With bold shapes adorned by exclusive detailing and artisanal finishing, the collection’s classic influences are brought up to date with contemporary style and a timeless design. MCM636S - HAYDN These unisex sunglasses – which were unveiled as part of the brand’s new advertising campaign – feature unique round frames in acetate. The model is embellished with a bold double bridge in metal, the design of which is inspired by the geometric shape of a cut diamond. Meanwhile, luxurious gold ......read more

Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2017:  The new season is overflowing with innovative materials and high-impact detailing, with clear inspiration drawn from the sophisticated world of haute couture. Blazing a trail somewhere between contemporary glamour and hi-tech design, each model oozes creativity, elegance and class. KL928S One of the star pieces in the new advertising campaign, these oval-shaped women’s sunglasses are characterised by the perfect combination of plastic and metal, which gives the frames an attractive, highly glamorous feel. A unique metal structure defines the front section and sleek, flowing temples emphasizes the transparency of the acetate, creating a playful col ......read more

The new Calvin Klein Platinum men’s and women’s eyewear provides a clean, sexy take on contemporary style. Designed with sophisticated ease, the edgy silhouettes are completed with cool, clean accents and distinctive color palettes. SUN MEN’S ck3195S. A metal nose bridge and brow bar accents the look of this cool, classic shape. Colorful       and half-flash lenses provide an edgy, masculine style. Thin metal temples are completed with acetate tips in the same color as the frame front. Available in shiny black, matte black and shiny tortoise. ck1221S. Featuring a combination of materials, this classic navigator is enhanced with contemporary design ......read more

Ratings: Foreign and Local Currency: AA-/Negative/A-1+ For further details see ratings list. Overview We expect the ongoing boycott of Qatar's economy will lead • to slower economic growth and hamper fiscal and external performance as outflows of external financing are offset by drawing upon government assets. The Qatari authorities are utilizing the country's large fiscal assets to limit the impact. We are affirming our 'AA-/A-1+' ratings on Qatar and removing them from CreditWatch with negative implications. The negative outlook reflects our view of the potential consequences of the boycott on Qatar's economic, fiscal, and external metrics, espec ......read more

Offering a rich mixture of leisure Facilities Doha, Qatar – 23th August 2017:  As part of its continuous efforts to provide a rich mixture of leisure Facilities to its guests, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is offering special deal to its guests who wishes to organize their business meetings at an Iconic Island, and get some fresh air, sunshine and sea breeze and Surround themselves with crystal clear waters and breathtaking views to get the inspiration and motivation going.  Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara offers businesses convenient half-day and full-day packages, which include all the amenities that their guests might need to have a productive day. Alon ......read more

20th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  With soaring temperatures and busy lifestyles, SOUQ.com is enabling parents to conveniently shop all ‘Back to School’ essentials at click of a button and have the products delivered to their doorstep.  Offering exciting discounts up to 60% off on ‘Back-to-School’ collection, SOUQ.com promises to be your one-stop shop for all school requisites. From school bags, stationary, uniforms, daily kitchen essentials, hygiene products, lunch items to study room furniture, printers and scanners, SOUQ.com is offering all this and much more at incredibly affordable prices.  Catering to multifaceted needs of parents and kids, SOUQ ......read more

Doha, Qatar – August 16, 2017:  The energy levels were high on the first day of orientation at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) as 95 freshmen started their undergraduate careers.  The incoming class – NU-Q’s 10th – is the largest and most diverse with students from more than 25 different nationalities. Fifty-six percent of the class is Qatari and there are 10 new nationalities joining the NU-Q student body: Algeria, Gambia, Lebanon, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, and Ukraine. “Welcoming the Class of 2021 in NU-Q’s new building is a major milestone for us,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. &ld ......read more

Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their home Dubai, 16 August 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room for life at home. IKEA Catalogue, the most widely distributed book in the world and produced in 35 languages, is now available in the UAE.  The contents of the 2018 edition reflect a change in the way people use their living spaces in the wake of urbanisation and new technology. Through its extensive consumer research, IKEA has now identified ......read more

Health and safety tips for those travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage  Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2017:  International SOS and Control Risks has issued the latest guidance to Muslims travelling from all over the world to attend Hajj in Saudi Arabia this month. Close to 2 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca between August 30 and September 4, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead. All member ......read more

14th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  SOUQ.com is hosting a two-day Samsung carnival from 14th -  15th  August for customers to get access to an extensive range of Samsung’s latest products at exciting and unparalleled offers. The electronics extravaganza will see new flash deals every four hours throughout the event across Samsung Mobiles, Wearables and Accessories.  Customers can benefit from the incredible deals on the one-stop-online shop for Samsung on SOUQ.com, and own the latest technology at click of a button. SOUQ.com has partnered with Samsung to provide Key Flagship products on sale include Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy ......read more

Doha, August 13, 2017:  Mr. Ahmed Saif Al-Sulaiti, the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD), approved the financial statements for the period ending on 30 June 2017. Announcing WOQOD’s financial results Chief Executive Officer, Saad Rashid Al-Muhannadi said that the Net profit for the parent company (after excluding minority interest) amounted to QR 373 million as compared to QR 540 million for the same period in 2016, with a decrease of QR 167 million or 31%. The main reasons for the decrease in earnings, as compared to first half of 2016, is primarily attributed to the change in the new terms for fuel supplies to WOQOD and its customers, and second ......read more

Al Habtoor: the UAE economy is strong and stable GCC allies must remain unified and mobilize resources to fight against false propaganda coming from Qatari-funded news channels 10 AUGUST 2017 – DUBAI, UAE:  Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group hosted a select group of panellists and guests to address the ongoing boycott of Qatar and the terrorism propaganda spread though Qatari-owned broadcaster Al Jazeera at the 4th ‘Open Talk’ discussion forum held on Wednesday 9 August 2017 at the Al Habtoor Group headquarters.   Al Habtoor, a vocal speaker and influential writer on the Middle East, spoke candidly to an audience of more t ......read more

Doha, Qatar – August 9, 2017:  Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will welcome its largest class of undergraduate students to the University’s new building in August. NU-Q’s 10th class will attend a week of orientation sessions that are designed to help prepare them for their undergraduate experience, as well as introduce them to Northwestern traditions that are a part of every student’s experience at Northwestern – in Doha and the home campus. From the University’s mascot to its fight song, along with the traditional ‘March Through the Arch,’ the orientation introduces NU-Q students to the Northwestern global community.  & ......read more

LONDON (S&P Global Ratings) Aug. 9, 2017:  In a Credit FAQ titled "Potential Implications Of Qatar Boycott For Gulf Cooperation Council Sovereigns," published today, S&P Global Ratings responds to questions that have surfaced in recent discussions with issuers and investors about the implications of the Qatar boycott by a group of states for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sovereigns. S&P Global Ratings believes that the impact of a group of states cutting diplomatic ties, as well as trade and transport links, with Qatar on June 5, 2017, may not be confined to within Qatar's borders. We expect that political tensions within the GCC will persist over the n ......read more

FREE EYEWEAR & EYECARE FOR CHILDREN Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2017:  Since Grand Optics’ inception in 1997, by the founder & CEO Shawqi Ghanem, the company has been fully dedicated to their clientele and focused to further strengthen its position as the most trusted optical services provider in the region. Throughout its twenty years, Grand Optics has provided innovative vision solutions and has captured the imagination of customers across the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Grand Optics is the region’s leading luxury eyewear retailer and provider of innovative vision care, and is giving back to the community through their newly launched cause dedic ......read more

Amended Regulation being updated to give consumers additional protection; direct consumer feedback collated via social media survey Doha, August 08, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has reviewed the Spam Regulation published in December 2016 and made amendments that align it more closely with the Data Privacy Law published by the Ministry of Transport & Communications (MOTC) in December 2016. The revised regulation is designed to reduce the number of complaints about spam, direct marketing, and cybercrime lodged with Service Providers and CRA and enhance the overall experience of consumers in Qatar. The amendment also takes into consideration that unsolicit ......read more

8 August 2017 – Qatar, Doha -  The First Investor (“TFI”), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group and the leading Qatari closed shareholding investment banking firm, recently announced the completion of the acquisition of a prime Stuttgart office property via its TFI Europe Income Fund (“The Fund”).  Located in Stuttgart and leased to one of the leading German Automotive Groups. This investment is in line with TFI's strategy to identify attractive opportunities in developed markets like Germany and the UK, where it has already made considerable investments. The Fund, a close ended Shariah-compliant real state fund was recently established by TFI an ......read more

Introducing Raf Simons’ highly anticipated debut of CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC eyewear, which uniquely highlights the new Chief Creative Officer’s artistic and curatorial perspective of the brand. The new CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC eyewear collection features architectural silhouettes rendered with sleek, metal details in bold color combinations. These statement pieces are artfully conceived by combining delicate materials and finishes with negative space and color blocking. Each of the unique new styles is designed in the company’s global headquarters at 205 W 39 Street in New York City and made in Italy. CK8057S. Rectangular in shape, these sunglasses feature Art Deco inspi ......read more

Doha, August 05, 2017:  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is offering qualified employees the chance to spend an unforgettable summer and enjoy a worry-free shopping season with the launch of its new Personal Loan for Qataris, as part of the Bank’s Summer Campaign. The new offer, valid until 30 September 2017, provides registered Qatari employees with the opportunity to receive financing of up to QR 2,000,000 at a special 4.5% declining balance interest rate annual (equivalent flat rate 2.42%), as well as 50,000 bonus Nojoom points for new subscribers. In addition, employees availing the special offer during this summer season ......read more

Dubai, UAE; July 2017:  Oud Elite continues its journey to provide exquisite perfumes in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf with its latest addition: Rose Noir.  Darkening the character of a rose, the latest addition to Oud Elite’s fragrance line gives a modern twist to the light, enchanting scent of most women’s favourite flower.  Unexpectedly surrounded by intense sheer musk and powdery notes, it gives a luxurious feeling that arouses the senses.  Capturing the mystery of seduction with a sweet amber wood fragrance, Rose Noir is intriguing and subtle as a sophisticated woman is never ostentatious about her scent. Its black and gold packaging, associated to luxury, ......read more

Linda Farrow continues to push the boundaries of eyewear and collaborates with N°21 in the creation of a unique line of sunglasses. The timeless yet innovative aesthetic of N°21 blends perfectly with the luxurious craftsmanship of Linda Farrow. Inspired by the volumes and colorways found in the N°21 Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, Linda Farrow has developed a line of three classic feminine shapes revisited in a contemporary way through innovative materials and unexpected details. “Linda Farrow shares with N°21 an international appeal, product exclusivity and a strong ability to innovate. They work with the most cutting-edge brands and I am honored to be ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  Skyline University College, Sharjah has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IDP Education-UAE as an Authorized Testing Venue of IELTS Examination for Academic and General Modules on July 30, 2017 at SUC campus. SUC Head of Academics Dr. Mohammad Hasan Saleh Inairat and IDP Education Ltd. Country Director for Gulf States Ms. Rashi Bhattacharya signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.  The MOU was coordinated by the head of SUC English Language Center Dr. Victoria Verna.  This partnership was made with the aim of providing students with the services required in their higher education pursuit and opening an opportunity ......read more

Number of powerhouses on Oxford Business Group’s subscriber list continues to rise July 30, 2017:  The newly-released Fortune Global 500 Index for 2017 reaffirms the ever-increasing role that emerging markets are playing as a driver of growth across the world economy and the pull they are exerting on many of the biggest international companies. Oxford Business Group (OBG), which has long served as a valuable point of reference for investors seeking in-depth analysis and data on the emerging markets shaping the future balance of economic power, once again saw its subscriptions from the world’s biggest companies increase. Representatives from 336, or 67% of companies lis ......read more

Public Consultation invites suggestions and comments on proposed modifications to current SRD Class License  Doha, July 30, 2017:  The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) today launched a public consultation with revisions to the Class License for Short Range Devices (SRDs). The modifications will ensure that CRA enables the stakeholders to introduce new technologies and devices in the market and be better prepared for the future demands. Interested stakeholders have until August 16, 2017 to comment on the proposed changes published in the CRA website.  The proposed revisions to the Class License are designed to accommodate advances in radio-communications equipmen ......read more

Function that does not compensate on style, Riomaggiore is a multi-functional timepiece that exudes charisma and character. Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  A brand that redefines trends, Cerruti 1881 unveils a timepiece that takes sophistication to the heights of imaginative excellence. Simple and chic, the timepiece is a splendid display of class that has its heart in its details. Almost capturing your attention immediately is the bold silhouettes that define the body of the timepiece; a classic, this masterpiece from Cerruti 1881 is a story of precision accented by indigenous detailing. The sunray brushed dial of the Swiss movement timepiece boasts a date window and a second ......read more

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