WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 W H AT ’ S O N 4th executive meeting of ASSE Kuwait Chapter A merican Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Kuwait’s premier voluntary, non-profit making Health, Safety and Environmental organization, strives to provide professional guidance, training, consultancy and resources to the industrial and social sectors in the region. The fourth Executive Committee Meeting of American Society of Safety Engineer (ASSE) - Kuwait Chapter was held on 28 October 2014 at Kohinoor Banquet Hall in Fahaheel. In the welcome address; Mohammed Riaz Shareef, Chapter President appraised that the Chapter activities has gone in his full pace after the Summer Vacations and Eid Holidays. He also informed that the program organized by WISE Committee; exclusively participated by women; was well appreciated by the community. In his address; Fadhel Al-Ali, Chairman - ASSE Kuwait Chapter, commended the activities conducted by the chapter during the month of October. The progress of chapter activities and the financial details were presented by the Chapter Treasurer and Actg Secretary Dinesh Dutta. A delegation of ASSE-Kuwait Chapter visited Mohammed Hussain, CEO - Equate to explore the opportunities for mutual beneficial partnership. The delegation consisted Fadhel AlAli, Chairman, Golamari Sampath Reddy, Chapter Vice President and Dinesh Dutta, Chapter Treasurer & Actg. Secretary. The progress of Annual Plans of various sub-committees were reviewed during the meeting: Training Committee Head, Sanjay Jaiswal highlighted that the training programs including NEBOSH IGC, SCBA certification training are planned for the members; as per the training need assessment survey conducted among the workers. Membership Committee Head, Muvala Ramu updated the membership status, membership renewal status. An ID card is being planned to issue to all members who hold a valid ASSE membership. Occupational Health and Environment Committee Head, Jignesh Shah appraised that workshop on “Managing Waste” will be conducting in the month of December 2014. Technical Committee Head, Ritesh Gupta briefed about the Technical meet on the Bow Tie Analysis scheduled for on October 29, 2014. Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Committee Head, Janet Najare appraised the committee on the First Aid Awareness for Housewives conducted on 16th October. A similar session is planned on How to use Fire Extinguishers exclusively for ladies. Outreach Committee Head, Satya Narayana briefed about the outreach activities including Defensive Driving program conducted for the drivers of M/s HOT Engineering and Contracting Company. Publications Committee Head, Sunil N Sadanadan briefed about the newsletter updates on the social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc. Articles on HSE related topics from members are requested for publishing in the newsletter. The Executive Committee informed that ASSE Kuwait Chapter will establishing an Exhibition Booth for the upcoming Technical Conference organized by Tamilnadu Engineers Forum. The Executive Committee also informed that members will be participated in the conference as ASSE-KC representatives. The Executive Committee approved the two new awards one for Environment and the second for Corporate Social Responsibility among the GCC HSSE Excellence Awards-2015. It was approved to conduct a training on CPR and FA in Arabic for the benefit of teachers of Jabriya School. The meeting concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Chapter Vice President, Golamari Sampath Reddy; who acclaimed the voluntary efforts of the core committee and the subcommittee members and requested to continue the same efforts for keeping the society activities high. Kuwait Times Calendar of Events November 13 Dasman Diabetes Institute will celebrate the World Diabetes Day 2014 on Thursday Nov 13, 2014. The event will include clinical consultations, activities for kids, first aid techniques, complimentary medical testing and screening, healthy cooking sessions nutritional and pharmaceutical counseling. The public is invited to join and be part of promoting awareness, education and prevention diabetes from 4 - 9 pm. 14 Arpan Kuwait is presenting Raag ‘n’ Rachna, a combination of musical and artistic program where the audience gets to enjoy a mandolin concert by UP Raju and a cartoon show by Jithesh on November 14 at Indian embassy auditorium at 6pm. 14 - The English School Winter Wonderland Bazaar. Held at the school premises in Salmiya. 14 - Punjab International Cultural Society presents Punjabi Sabhyacharak nite 2014 on November 14, at 4 pm onwards in Indian Model School - Salmiya. 14 - Kala (Art) Kuwait NIRAM-2014 Children’s Day painting competition at Indian Community School, Khaitan, on Friday, 14 November. Clay modeling competition also will be conducted for 7 - 11 standard students. Visit www.kalakuwait.net, or by e-mail at [email protected] 14 - Punjab International Cultural Society - Kuwait in associate with Fankaar Arts presents Punjabi Cultural Show with singers from Punjab (India) On 14-11-2014 at Salmiyah Indian Model School - Salmiya at 5 pm. 15 - Arpan cartoon - caricature competition, workshop with speed cartoonist Jitheshji at Indian Community School, Khaitan on Saturday, 15th November. Caricature competition for 5- 12th Std and adults at 9 am, workshop at 11.15 am. Students can register through https://www.facebook.com/arpankwt or http://goo.gl/forms/u0CQcedoxT. [email protected] 28 Friends of CRY Club (FOCC), announces plans for 2014 Chess Tournament for children of all ages upto high-school. “CRYchess 2014” will be held at the Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS), Salmiya, Kuwait,on Friday, 28th November 2014, from 0930 - 1630 hrs. The players will be allocated groups by their age, to play in the Swiss pairing format. For more details, registration forms, Rules of CRYChess 2014, visit www.focckwt.org or contact FOCC members. 15 - Day Out Fiesta to be held at Wahran Park in Shamiya. Interested in participating from 4-9pm or email [email protected] 22 - Kuwait Textile Association Bazaar - Held at Sadu House on November 22. 22 - Kuwait English School Annual Bazaar - At KES in Salwa, block 11 on November 22. Tables are KD 20. What’s On - Submission Guidelines All photos submitted for What’s On should be minimum 200dpi. Articles must be in plain text and should include name and phone numbers. Articles and photos that fail to meet these requirements will not be published. Please send them to [email protected] ‘Planning for Agility’ makes a splash in Dubai M indshare, which is part of WPP, is a global media agency network helping clients to make collaborative and adaptive decisions across their paid, owned, and earned marketing in real-time. Mindshare’s most recent media summit, operating under the theme “Planning for Agility,” brought together the industry’s brightest minds to discuss harmonizing Paid, Owned, and Earned channels to maximize brand awareness and marketing effectiveness. “Planning for Agility” drew in a thrilling array of celebrity speakers from the fields of tech, brain science, sports, and more. Daniel Sieberg, Author of “The Digital Diet” and Google’s Head of Media Outreach moderated throughout the day, beginning with Dutch football superstar Ruud Gullit, who shared his on- and off-field experience in an action-packed panel titled “Planning Ahead to Score Future Goals.” Renowned ethical hacker and technologist Josh Klein provided his insights in “Surviving and Thriving in the Digital Age,” supermodel and CEO Caprice Bourret shared her successes and lessons in “What’s Hot? Being Agile in Today’s Marketplace,” and brain science expert Olivier Oullier taught the crowd fascinating “neuro-hacks” in “Mental Agility: Mastering the Emorational Brain.” Three experts from the global Mindshare team also shared in the day, including Liam MacManus from “Risking Everything in Real-Time,” which examined the Global Planning Director’s success in the renowned Nike “Risk Everything” campaign, as well as Global Head of Strategy Tim Elton and Managing Partner of Invention Sean Jefferson in “The Media Plan of the Future: How Any Brand Can be Agile.” The one-day summit offered a lineup of industry experts from around the world, who gave thought-provoking presentations that advised attendees on how to harness the extreme timeliness of modern-day communications to create agile marketing strategies that identify with customers on a closer level than ever before. Taking place at the Meydan Gallery at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, the event attracted a vast array of industry professionals seeking expertise in creating communications that are relevant, engaging, and powerful for consumers. “Whether we are talking about large brands or small brands, maximizing the potential of today’s marketplace requires agile planning,” commented Mindshare MENA CEO Samir Ayoub. “Each of our fascinating panelists shared their invaluable expertise - whether we’re talking about behavioral science to better understand our consumers, or football strategy to understand our competitors. We’re thrilled to have completed another action-packed media summit with tons of unique insights for our attendees.” McDonald’s launches Happy Meal Ambassador in Kuwait O n Friday 7th November, 2014, McDonald’s launched HAPPY in Kuwait. HAPPY is the ambassador for the Happy Meal and will take its place in the McDonald’s family alongside Ronald McDonald, as an educational character that promotes healthy options for kids. To cele- brate the launch, an event was held at the McDonald’s branch in Sabah Al Salam from 4pm to 8pm. “The launch of HAPPY in Kuwait introduces a fun character that children can engage with and learn from. At the same time, HAPPY joins McDonald’s as an ambassador to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for children, informing parents of the healthy choices available with the Happy Meal. We are very pleased to have HAPPY join the McDonald’s family in Kuwait, and we are confident that children and adults alike will love our newest member,” commented Sherif Coutry, Marketing Director at McDonald’s Kuwait. The event at the Sabah Al Salem branch was an evening of fun-filled activities for the children and the whole family, with HAPPY being featured as the central character. Games included a life-sized board game, a HAPPY puzzle, a selfie booth and the HAPPY jump, with McDonald’s long-time brand ambassador, Ronald McDonald, taking part in all the fun. Families received points for participating in the activities, which they were able to redeem for prizes. “Families are very important to us at McDonald’s and HAPPY, along with Ronald McDonald, will encourage families to spend time together, as well as act as a reminder of the wholesome choices we are promoting for children,” added Coutry. ‘Incredible India’, a journey through states A n “Incredible India - a Journey through States” presented through a vast variety of dance forms as well as fascinating display of handicrafts was organized under the guidance of Dr Gargi Jain, Spouse of Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, in the 350-seat Indian Embassy Auditorium on November 8. Sixteen Indian schools in Kuwait participated in this event. The objective was to highlight the rich cultural heritage of India. Number of Indian companies showcased their products, included Malabar Gold, Sanskriti Fashion, Girnar Tea, Rasna Juice and India Heritage. A raffle draw and door prize distribution at this event were done by spouses of Ambassadors of the US, China, Japan, Russia and UNDP. The first prize in the competition, which was a tie, was bagged jointly by the Indian Community School, Amman Branch and Carmel School, Khaitan. The second prize went to the United Indian School, Abbasiya, and the third prize to the Gulf Indian School, Fahaheel. The dance troupe from Jabriya Indian School, Jabriya had novel participation of students from Lebanon, Iran and Bangladesh, in addition to Indian students. Salmiya Indian Model School entered the competition at a short notice even without a music teacher. The Indian Community School, Junior Branch merited special praise for a splendid performance despite being very young in age. The national anthems of India and Kuwait were played by the band of the Gulf Indian School. The event was a stupendous success as it was attended by a cross-section of prominent Kuwaiti ladies and other embassies and international organizations accredited to Kuwait.
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