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Caftan Du Maroc is now in Dubai!

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Designers will present its unique and precious masterpieces of their latest caftan couture and haute couture collections Spring/Summer 2019, caftan couture and haute couture Autumn/Winter 2019 and caftan couture and haute couture Autumn/Winter 2020. On Friday, April, the 26th 2019, at The Meydan Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, event held under the theme of tolerance and gathering famous worldwide luxury caftan designers to spread message for peace, tolerance and living-together.

Caftan Du Maroc Dubai 2019
Private cocktail, beverage included from 4h30pm till 5h30pm
Private catwalk from 6h00pm till 8h00pm
At The Meydan Hotel, Dubai

The Meydan Hotel is a true jewel, worthy of the most enchanted thousand- and one- nights’ tales embodying splendour, Arab and Emirati traditions, richness and heritage. Among designers who will reveal their latest caftan couture and haute couture collections, we name Naoual MIRI, Farah BENCHEKROUN, Inesaf BENAISSA, Rachida LAHBABI, Ihssan GHZIEL, Selma BOULCINA, Siham IHSSAN, Nawal ANSARI, Nezha BENSLIMANE, Fatima SABER, Azfar Creation, Jamina LAHSSINI, Lbysa, Medjahdi DJAZIA, Zohra LAAMECH, Malak CHANTIR, Rafael DORIAN, Amine MRANI, united to emphasise ancestral values of the oriental clothing and to shine the know-how of handmade and tailoring of glorious generations from past and from present. Event will be animated by the Arabic speaker Houda Tiji and the Lebanese singer Rabih Baroud.

Caftan Du Maroc is the caftan couture and haute couture event not to be missed because we celebrate fashion, handmade, tailoring, know-how, beauty, sophistication of the Arab world within private events, iconic international destinations, luxurious properties, with famous caftan designers, elegant models, special guests, very important persons and opinion leaders.
Caftan Du Maroc is the caftan couture and haute couture event not to be missed for the networking opportunities through gathering, collaboration, dialogue between different cultural communities, that it offers to its partners, Arab and international world-famous caftan designers, that it offers to its special guests, very important persons and opinion leaders.

For its very first edition, Caftan Du Maroc is now recognised as a showcase among the most praised for caftan designers. Caftan Du Maroc forged its brand image worldwide, through private events organised in Washington DC, London, Amsterdam and Paris. Albeit, Caftan Du Maroc can humbly share its honorable privilege to feature among the most in-fluent events within Arab world and worldwide fashion annual calendar.

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The first ever Abu Dhabi Ladies Fishing Championship saw 96 women competing in an event which now looks set to become an annual fixture on the capital’s water sports calendar.

The six-strong team led by Mariam Al Hammadi emerged as winners followed by teams led by Mariam Al Hatem as runners up and Reem Ali in third position.

Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the hub of water sport activity in the capital, the championship was held in conjunction with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies

Sports Academy (FBMA).

“We were very pleased with the response we received to this new event and impressed with the spirit and enthusiasm of all those who took part,” said Salem Al Remeithi, General Manager of ADIMSC. “The club and FBMA are committed to encouraging more women to experience fishing as a sport, and we hope the championship will grow in popularity in the years ahead.”

The event, which attracted a mix of 16 nationalities, was staged with medical sponsorship by Al Salama Hospital and the added support of Fazaa Voluntary Team. The boats gathered at the ADIMSC marina on Saturday morning before moving 50 miles offshore for hook and line and rod fishing.

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Michael Toporek and Matthew Lipman resign as Directors from Brookstone Partners Morocco

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Due to the breach of trust between shareholders of Brookstone Partners Morocco (the “Company”) and an ongoing criminal dispute against its Chairman and CEO, Mr. Omar Belmamoun, two Directors have resigned. Effective immediately, Mr. Michael Toporek and Mr. Matthew Lipman are no longer members of the Company’s Board of Directors. As a direct result, Matthew Lipman has also given resignation from his position as Deputy CEO.

After learning of the alarming conclusions made in an expert report which highlighted acts of abuse of corporate assets, misappropriation and fraudulent use of the Company’s funds contrary to its interest and corporate purpose and solely for the benefit of Mr. Belmamoun and his relatives, it is Mr. Toporek and Mr. Lipman’s belief that these resignations are justified.

In addition to the above-mentioned and alleged criminal misconduct, it is Brookstone’s position that, “Mr. Belmamoun systematically refused to grant access to the Company’s economic, accounting and financial information to Mr. Toporek and Mr. Lipman. Mr. Belmamoun deliberately ignored a judgment–confirmed again in an appeal–against the Company, forcing it to release the required financial records, despite a penalty payment of MAD 1,000 per day of non-compliance.”

The Director’s role in an independent, diligent and well-informed manner, and in accordance with the Moroccan law 17-95 as modified and supplemented by law 20-05 regulating joint-stock companies, is the basis for a secure and successful company. This requirement is particularly reinforced in the case of companies’ subject to reinforced regulations or undertaking commitments with the Moroccan administration. This is the case of Brookstone Partners Morocco, an investment firm approved by the Ministry of Finance and subject to the supervision of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, which was the first company to have Casablanca Finance City status.

In consideration of these recent resignations, the minimum number of Directors required by law and the Company’s Articles of Association, is no longer met; and therefore, this Board of Directors is invalid and must be reconstituted.

The Chairman of the Company is now required to convene a General Shareholder’s Meeting within thirty days from today in order to reconstitute the Board of Directors and appoint a new CEO.

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Philip Morris International Presents IQOS World Revealed by Alex Chinneck at Milan Design Week 2019

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  • Unique Collaboration Brings Together Advanced Technology and a Visionary Artist

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today presents IQOS World revealed by Alex Chinneck at Milan Design Week 2019, the pinnacle event in the world of art and design. IQOS, the flagship innovation in PMI’s smoke-free portfolio, will host the exhibition to the public April 9-14.

The IQOS World exhibition—which is expected to be visited by more than 50,000 people during Milan Design Week—is an artistic expression of the future, brought to life through a collaboration with well-known sculptor Alex Chinneck, whose art is distinguished by his bold and disruptive vision. Alex’s unique talent for combining art, architecture and theater in his work manifests on a monumental scale: The architecture itself, both inside and out, becomes transformed into a work of art, taking on new and unexpected shapes. The walls and floor become metaphors for a process of transformation, evoking—through imaginative portals—seemingly infinite routes to a newly imagined future.

“By taking familiar materials and architectural forms and making them behave in extraordinary ways, we are working with IQOS to change visitors’ perceptions of what is possible,” said Chinneck. “Through the repeated use of the zipper, we have opened up the fabric of a seemingly historic Milanese building to playfully re-imagine what lies behind its facade, floors and walls. Ethereal light pours through each opening, filling the space with color and filling the work with a sense of positivity and potential.”

Milan Design Week is the most important event in the world related to the topic of design—it premieres the latest trends and plays host to events, exhibitions and presentations that complement the unparalleled design of IQOS.

“PMI is leading the transformation of the tobacco industry—one that is based on science and innovation. Our aim is to create a smoke-free future; that is, a future where smoke-free products like IQOS replace cigarettes to the benefit of society,” said Frederic de Wilde, president EU Region, PMI. “It is precisely this thought, aimed at revealing an alternative vision of the future, which naturally guided our collaboration between IQOS and Alex Chinneck.”

IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI represent the latest versions of the flagship smoke-free device from Philip Morris International. They are characterized by an ergonomic and elegant design; the latest innovation uses a state-of-the-art system that involves heating the tobacco sticks, thus preventing smoke. Design and innovation, therefore, have the power to have a positive impact on the lives of people who smoke and, collectively, the future of public health. As a company, our priority is clear—to help adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch as quickly as possible to potentially less harmful alternatives. To date, more than 6.6 million adult smokers in 44 markets around the world have quit smoking and switched to IQOS—playing an instrumental role in building a smoke-free future.

Philip Morris International: Building a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI’s smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of December 31, 2018, PMI estimates that approximately 6.6 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heated tobacco product, which is currently available for sale in 44 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, see our PMI and PMIScience websites.

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Day 1:Textile exhibition TEXPO Lahore 2019

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A very successful first day at International Textile exhibition TEXPO Lahore 2019!

Over 120 exhibitors in the feild of Art Silk & Synthetic textile, Garments, Fashion, Knitwear, towels, bedliners, handicraft, carpets, denim and many more!

The delegation of Pakistan Business Council’s members and Foreigners visited 3 hall and successfully connect to exhibitors and got new leads not only in textile fields but in their common business.

In the afternoon we had fruitful meeting with Hon. Razzak Dawood, Minister of Trade Commerce, and Foreign delegates from UAE and Saudi.

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Dubai-London private equity firm open for business with new office in Marbella

International private equity firm Berkeley Assets has launched its operations in Spain, with a new office in Puerto Banus, Marbella, as part of its global expansion plans for this year.

The office will cover the whole of Spain with particular emphasis on Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga through its active distribution network.  Physical offices in the Madrid and Barcelona may follow later in the year.

Managed by the team at Berkeley Assets’ London headquarters, the Marbella office is working to raise EUR1million per month from the retail market in the first year of operations due to the demand from individuals looking to place capital in private equity.

Commenting on the expansion, Mike Clark, Partner at Berkeley Assets, said: “We chose Marbella because we want to be in prestigious destinations which are unique and not the obvious financial hot spots.

“Puerto Banus is a beautiful area, one that is very popular with expatriates, and we believe this is the right time to build a physical presence here as the market picks up again with a lot of potential business in the offing.”

The office is the first of six new locations that Berkeley Assets will open this year as part of a major global expansion of the private equity firm.  Mexico City, Moscow, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Singapore will all follow throughout 2Q to 4Q as part of the company’s strategy to meet demand.  The firm’s Dubai office will manage all Far East operations.

Omar Jackson, Partner at Berkeley Assets, said:  “We are launching in areas where we know there is an appetite for private equity, and Spain presents a number of lucrative opportunities for us, both in terms of raising capital from institutional and the retail market as well as investment projects.

“We are currently considering a substantial investment in Spain, which would be our first outside of the UK and the US.

“The retail market is generally more educated today; they understand the benefits of private equity and are leaning towards those options for personal investments.  There is more faith in PE these days because it is outperforming every other aspect of the finance industry and is the most trusted sector.”

Berkeley Assets raised US$112.8 million in total in 2018, with US$16.2 million generated from the retail market and the remainder from institutional investors, far exceeding its capital raising targets.

The company’s portfolio of properties spans multiple sectors and includes existing and new to market assets in some of the world’s most sought after locations, including London, New York, and Miami.

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Soulful Sufi, Contagious Pop and Electrifying Rock all come together for A Mystical Dream!

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Treasured singers Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi, Aima Baig, Umair Jaswal and more, join hands for a masterstroke concert.    

This April, music lovers can look forward to a magical evening with a curated pick of Asia’s most unforgettable voices, courtesy of ‘A Mystical Dream.

The extensive line up of artists performing include, Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi –  Award-winning Sufi singer who’s arresting, textural voice has amassed him millions of fan’s worldwide. Attaullah’s music has garnered him a life time achievement award from Queen Elizabeth herself as well as become a viral phenomenon through his beloved performances on Coke Studio.

The singer will be joined by Aima Baig, one of Pakistan’s rising female sirens, who at only 24, has been featured on several film and TV soundtracks, as well as become a pop sensation with her soulful ballad, Baazi, that’s racked up over 32 million views on youtube alone.

Completing the trifecta, is South Asia’s best Rock Vocalist, Umair Jaswal, the lead singer of Qayaas who will be bringing his signature sound to Dubai. The house hold name has notably performed alongside Atif Aslam and some of Pakistan’s most prolific stars.

Its truly my pleasure to bring these marvelous musicians together for Dubai audiences to enjoy. I think it will be a fantastic opportunity for fans and newcomers alike to experience a truly diverse concert that I promise will tear the house down!”   Adds Events Organizer,  Mesmerise Events.

Slated to be a truly mesmerising evening, the concert will be in association with The Rashid Center for the Determined Ones. Making it not only a must see experience, but also one with a lot of heart too.

Attendees should also lookout for a surprise appearance by Pakistani Actress, Sana Javed!

Date: Saturday April 13th, 2019

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Festival city Dubai

Time: Gates open 7:00pm

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Rob Kajiwara: A Singer with A Different Mesmerizing Sound

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The music scene these days is overcrowded with many musicians that do not have very much singing talent at all.  The days of pure singers are over, and they are now replaced with many different kinds of sounds that are enhanced and created with sophisticated recording equipment.

Even when you go to see a musical act in concert, chances are the singer’s voice and/or music, in general, is prerecorded.  Then the singer just lip syncs the words and many people never know the difference.  Whatever happened to singers like Elton John, Sting, and Celine Dion?  Now we have to listen to Kevin Federline, Kelly Osborne, and man-made bands like 98 degrees.  However, there are a few musicians that are still putting out very good music and are still quite popular.  Rob Kajiwara is a wonderful singer and he has a different sound.

Rob Kajiwara is probably most remembered for his best-selling Okinawan-Hawaiian artist and has achieved a lot considering his age. He’s appeared in over 70 news and media publications in more than 15 countries, and was named a “Special Envoy” of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and is a cultural representative of his ancestral village of Nakagusuku Village, Okinawa. Kajiwara has a different sound because he does not depend on any special effects to make his voice sound as good as it does.  He just uses his strong and pure baritone voice to belt out the notes and produce wonderful music.

Kajiwara has put out two records that have gone multi-platinum already because his sound is very different from the other options currently available.  I believe the number one reason that Rob Kajiwara is so successful is his music can be loved and appreciated by almost anyone.  There are people all over the world that love his music and would do almost anything to see him in concert.  Rob Kajiwara is also very popular with millions of young women, because of his wholesome good looks.

I know that the landscape of popular music is destined to continue changing, but I believe that musical acts like Rob Kajiwara will be able to stay popular no matter what trend pops up next.

People who have unique life stories or viewpoints to share can work as motivational speakers. They may specialize in speaking to children, teenagers, college students, or professionals in the industry. Speakers can also specialize in a certain topic, like dealing with drug abuse, building self-esteem, resolving conflicts, or improving communication or efficiency. Some specialize in a specific field, like marketing, management, sports, or sales.

Meet Rob Kajiwara: singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist

Rob Kajiwara is the best-selling Okinawan Hawaiian singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. He has been widely celebrated in the Asia-Pacific region and has gained numerous honors and distinctions. Kajiwara has been featured in over 40 news and media publications in more than 12 countries, including the Associated Press, BBC World, the Washington Post, People’s Daily, Japan Times, and many more. He is the director of the Peace For Okinawa Coalition.

you can contact Kajiwara on Email or browse through his Rob Kajiwara Website for info, booking and lot of worth to shop items.

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Top Bangladeshi companies are key to improved industries and better growth

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Beximco group

The economic growth of Bangladesh has made the headline of improvement with nearly every passing year. Exports, Gross Domestic Product, and overall functioning of Bangladeshi industries has been soaring consistently and top Bangladeshi companies such as Beximco Group have played a major role in the same with their significant contributions.

Founded by one of the most successful businessmen in Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman, Beximco has its operations in various sectors like pharmaceutical, ceramics, real estate, energy, textile, and many more. Talking about textile, the ready-made garment industry is not only the largest employment provider in the country with nearly 4.5 million jobs, but is also expected to secure revenue worth approximately $40 billion in 2019. With robust government initiatives and dynamic Bangladeshi businessmen such as Salman F Rahman, other sectors have witnessed considerable growth in the last decades.

Pharmaceuticals, for instance, has been another success story in itself. With companies such as Beximco Pharmaceuticals having eight products in the US market and simultaneous presence in the European and Canadian markets, Bangladesh has evolved into a recognizable force in the industry. Global market presence and product credibility can be corroborated with the approval of these drugs from leading administrative institutions, another feather in the cap of the dynamic Bangladeshi businessman.

That said, in 2009, the Sheikh Hasina government presented a vision that would align Bangladesh with the technological advancements of the future. Titled ‘Digital Bangladesh’, the initiative, backed by numerous government efforts, has presented a growing technological presence in the country’s capital. Slowly penetrating into other areas, the accessibility of internet and telecommunication is not only going to revolutionize the exposure to the world, but it might also play a key role in tackling the employment issues of the country.

With resources available, upcoming youth of Bangladesh is speculated to house a higher knowledge and intellect quotient. This will have a direct impact on the industry, product, and functionality improvement across Bangladesh. Considering that this holds true for the future, Bangladesh industrial growth stands to receive strong impetus.

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