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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
W H AT ’ S O N
NBK Capital co-organizes blood donation
day to support Kuwait’s Central Blood Bank
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n partnership with Kuwait Central Blood Bank, NBK Capital organized Blood
Donation Day at its offices in Arraya Tower II. This initiative is part of the
investment firm’s corporate commitment to support community initiatives to
help save lives and endorse good health practices among its staff.
NBK Capital employees gathered at the special donation center, set up by
Kuwait Central Blood Bank professional medical team and staff, to donate blood
and help save the lives of others. Blood donations during the day were added to
the blood bank’s reserves to support its blood drive initiatives. The medical
team also communicated important messages to donors about the importance
of regular blood donation and its safe process.
“NBK Capital believes in the importance of not only being part of the business community, but also giving back to Kuwait’s society whenever possible”,
said Salah Al-Fulaij, CEO of NBK Capital. He added, “We strive to make positive
contributions in communities and markets where we operate by sowing this
culture amid our staff.”
The blood donation initiative is part of a CSR program and activities at NBK
Capital, which encompasses impartial and transparent deeds that ensure synergy and reinforce the cohesion of the community.
Dr Marcia Denny represents
KILAW in International
Law Weekend 2014
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FIMA donates to Kashmir relief fund
F
ederation of Indian Muslims Associations
(FIMA), the coordination council of Indian
Muslim associations working in Kuwait,
donated a sum of three hundred and twenty five
thousand rupees (Rs. 3,25,000/) to the Prime
Minister’s National Relief Fund in support of the
relief operations in Jammu & Kashmir for those
affected by the recent devastating floods in the
valley. The fund was handed over to the Indian
Ambassador to Kuwait, Sunil Jain, by the FIMA
delegation led by President Siddeeque Valiyakath.
The other members of the delegation included
FIMA’s Vice President Sayed Ifthekhar Ahmed,
Secretary General Hidayathullah, Joint Secretary
Abdulrazak Alwane, Treasurer Salim Desai and
Joint Treasurer Mohammed Manshauddin. The
delegation also discussed important issues pertaining to the Indian community with the ambassador including the condition of domestic workers in the state and the problems of NRI students
among others. The ambassador expressed knowledge of these problems and noted that he is trying his best to seek remedies. Towards that end
he had raised the issues with the Farwaniya
Governor Sheikh Faisal Humoud Al Sabah during
their recent meeting. Further, the ambassador
evinced keen interest regarding the issue of NRI
students’ fees and asked for details in order to
take the matter to the concerned authorities in
the central government
r Marcia Denny, Assistant Professor
of International Law at Kuwait
International Law School, attended
the International Law Weekend 2014 held
October 24th and 25th at Fordham Law
School in New York City.
The conference was jointly sponsored
by the International Law Students’
Association and the American Branch of
the International Law Association of
which Ms Denny is a member.
The overall theme was “International
Law in a Time of Chaos.” Among the sessions Ms Denny attended, were expert
discussions of the application and extraterritorial reach of the United States’ new
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, FATCA, and an update on the application of
corruption and bribery regulations both
international (UN Convention Against
Corruption) and national (US Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act). In addition, Ms
Denny, a coach for the KILAW Philip C.
Jessup International Moot Court Team,
attended sessions both relevant to current issues in international law and to this
Dr Marcia Denny
year’s Jessup competition problem
involving self-determination, secession
and non-intervention in the time of
Crimea and Kosovo and balancing territorial integrity and self-determination
under international law. Presenters
included expert practitioners in international law and United Nations officials as
well as practicing lawyers and esteemed
professors.
JMBH & Spa appoints new director of
business development and marketing
J
umeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic
resort, has promoted Ahmed Ibrahim Jarkass to the role
of Director of Business Development and Marketing.
An Egyptian national, Ahmed Jarkass was a key member
of the hotel’s pre-opening executive team when he joined in
November 2009 as Director of Sales. He successfully supported the hotel’s planning, sales strategies and activities to
build and maintain strong relationships with customers and
stakeholders. He has also been a main contributor in hiring
the Sales and Marketing team from the local and international markets.
Ahmed Jarkass brings with him 15 years’ experience in the
hospitality industry, covering senior sales positions across
several prestigious hotel brands in Egypt and Kuwait. A graduate from the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels with specialisation in Hotel Management from the Helwan University in
Cairo, he also completed a programme in Marketing Strategy
for Business Leaders from the Cornell University.
In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the
Sales, Public Relations and Marketing, Revenue and
Conference and Events teams with a strategy to strengthen
the positioning of Kuwait’s idyllic resort as the first choice
hotel for corporate and leisure markets in Kuwait and internationally.
Souhridavedi Kuwait conducts Kudumbasangamom
S
ouhridavedhi Kuwait conducted Kudumbasangamom with various cultural programs. The function began with the national anthem followed by
welcome speech by Parimanam Manoj (General Secretary). The programme was inaugurated by Samkutty George (President) by lighting the traditional lamp. Felicitation speech was given by Mathew C. Abraham (Vice
President), Manoj Menon (Treasurer) proposed the vote of thanks.
The second part of the function was the cultural programs, which began
with magic show by magician Jewel & team which attracted kids and elders
equally. Another attraction was Ganamela which was led by Master Mossess
Tobin, Roney John, Hanna & Ruth. The launching ceremony (neetilirackal) of
Souhridavedhi Chundan which was led by captain Kochiyil Thomas & other
members including Rajesh Parakkoth, Biju Thomas, Roy T. Sam, Bibu T. Babu,
Sunil K.V. & Rajan Abraham was mind blowing. A variety of games and other
activities were also conducted. A sumptuous “OnaSadhya” was served to all
attendees.
Arpan Kuwait presents Raag ‘n’ Rachna
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rpan Kuwait is presenting a unique
blend of art and music this Friday at
the Indian embassy auditorium. The
program, titled Raag ‘n’ Rachna will feature
mandolin Maestro UP Raju and the inimitable speed cartoonist Jitheshji with his
stage show. The program starts at 6pm
and gate opens at 5 pm. This program will
be inaugurated by Sunil Jain, Ambassador
of India to Kuwait.
MANDOLIN ARTIST UP RAJU: A freelance mandolin maestro, UP Raju has been
performing in various sabhas of Chennai
and other major cities of India for different
festivals for more than two decades. He is
also training many students in mandolin,
which includes online classes for the students in Canada, USA, and Switzerland.
Raju has extensively performed around
the globe. He has also achieved name and
fame through his solo/ duo audio cds and
cassettes. Raju and his wife Nagamani
together form a formidable mandolin duo.
CARTOONIST - Adv S Jithesh: On the
occasion of Children’s day, Arpan Kuwait is
happy to present the speed cartoonist
Jitheshji. Infotainment - education
through entertainment is the buzz word
of Jiteshji. His cartoon stage show is a
blend of poetry, anecdotes and sociopolitical satire with high speed drawing.
As a performing Jithesh has initiated and
developed this art genre. The mode of
presentation of this one hour show is very
captivating and enchanting while drawing
hundreds of celebrity caricatures on stage
with a lightning pace and satirical commentary in order to create a new sensibility. Now, this art genre is onto 2,000 stages
since its launching in 2008. Jitheshji has
also performed a record speed of sketching 50 celebrities within 5 minutes in
2008.
Arpan has formed an organizing
Committee for smooth conduction of two
days events (Raag n Rachana and Cartoon
caricature competition and workshop), K
Mahadevan as program convener and
Suresh K P as co-convener, according to
Krishna Iyer Mohan, President Arpan
Kuwait and Anil Attuva, General Secretary,
Arpan Kuwait.
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