While you must be thoroughly living up the season with the extra holidays, outdoor trips and festivities, the downside of this much awaited cooler weather is the drying and harsh effect it has on your skin. Along with moisturizing, if exfoliation is not already a part of your skincare routine, it’s important to start now.
All through the cold months, dead skin cells build up on the skin’s surface, resulting in a dry, dull and uneven complexion. Exfoliation works to remove dry skin, renewing complexion and leaving your skin brighter and smoother. A good scrub helps your skin absorb the goodness of your winter moisturizer more effectively.
Depending on your skin type, pick from Himalaya’s range of face scrubs to achieve the ultimate glow this season. It helps remove dead skin cells which will in turn minimize breakouts and keep your pores clear while promoting cell renewal for a clear, radiant finish.
Knee high boots have been making the fashion rounds for years now and this year is no different. It’s time to cover up your with probably the only style that is ruling the winter 2019 runway and streets. And for a good reason, they are often the highlight of the chicest ensembles, owing to their sleek, statement-making look.
Steve Madden introduces its newest range of knee-high boot silhouettes that will help you step up your footwear game this season. Boasting of a variety of trending heel styles, the boots are available in extra-tall stilettos, block heels and flats too. Bling up your style this festive season with rhinestone boots or go red haute with the eye catching red boots.
ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, today announced that ADSelfService Plus, its integrated Active Directory (AD)self-service password management and single sign-on solution, now offers Endpoint Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) for Linux logins. The new feature supplements Windows and macOS MFA support, making ADSelfService Plus the industry’s first on-premises solution to provide endpoint MFA for all three major operating systems so that IT admins can improve user account security and keep sophisticated cyberthreats at bay.
According to the State of Linux report, 90 percent of the public cloud runs on Linux. With stolen credentials ranking among the top data breach vectors, it’s high time that every organization works on its strategy in securing access to endpoints running on Linux. After all, one set of credentials is all a hacker needs to get into an organization’s network and cause havoc. When MFA is implemented organization-wide, the traditional username and password login is supplemented by an additional security measure.
“Linux OS and its distributions don’t provide built-in mechanisms to enforce MFA for GUI logins,” said Parthiban Paramasivam, director of product management, ADSelfService Plus. “With ADSelfService Plus, users will have a seamless login experience irrespective of the platform they use. A Windows user who also has a Linux workstation or a macOS machine will have the same login experience across platforms.”
Handling Cyberattacks with ADSelfService Plus
With ADSelfService Plus’ Endpoint MFA capability, user authentication goes beyond relying on traditional usernames and passwords and verifies identities through stringent authentication techniques.
The more authentication techniques supported by the MFA solution, the more freedom admins have. With this in mind, ADSelfService Plus supports a variety of authentication techniques, including SMS-based one-time passwords (OTPs), email-based OTPs, Google Authenticator, DUO Security and RSA SecurID. With ADSelfService Plus, organizations can leverage 14 different authentication techniques to secure access to Linux, Windows and macOS clients in AD environments.
With ADSelfService Plus’ Endpoint MFA enabled, users will have to successfully authenticate themselves twice before they’re allowed to access their workstations or servers. They are authenticated first through their AD domain credentials and next through one of the supported authentication techniques before they can log in to their remote and local Linux, Windows or macOS machine. Admins can enforce MFA for specific users with access to business-critical data based on their domain, OU, or group membership.
Pricing and Availability
Endpoint MFA is available immediately in the latest version of ADSelfService Plus. Pricing for ADSelfService Plus starts at $1,195 annually. A fully functional, 30-day trial version is also available for download at http://mnge.it/TMb.
ADSelfService Plus also offers a free edition for up to 50 users. The Free edition supports all the features of the Professional edition, including Endpoint MFA, single sign-on and password self-service. It can be downloaded at http://mnge.it/q3w.
Becomes first UAE-based airline to offer daily flights to Krabi
flydubai’s inaugural flight has touched down in Krabi in Thailand, becoming the first UAE-based airline to offer flights to the popular holiday destination. The daily flights are operated via a short stop in Yangon, Myanmar and are codeshared with Emirates.
On board the inaugural flight was a senior delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai. Upon arrival, the aircraft was greeted by Somkuan Khanngern, the Vice Governer of Krabi, Attaporn Nuang-udom, the Director of Krabi Airport, Uthit Limsakul Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Krabi Office and Pichaya Saisaengchan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Dubai and Middle East Office.
“We are delighted to mark the inaugural of our new route to Krabi and to see our network grow further East”, said Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai. “Over the past ten years we have shown our commitment to opening up underserved markets and enabling millions of passengers to travel to more places more often. This new route will present more travel options for passengers from the UAE and beyond, while giving people from Thailand direct access to Dubai’s travel hub”, Sreedharan added.
flydubai has become the first carrier in the UAE to operate flights to Krabi and with the new daily service from the UAE, the GCC and those connecting from Europe and the USA on the Emirates network now have more options to explore Asia and the Far East. Passengers from Thailand have more opportunities to benefit from direct flights to Dubai and beyond.
Attaporn Nuang-udom, the Director of Krabi Airport said: “the opening of the new route (Krabi) is a great opportunity to promote and facilitate the connection between Thailand and the Middle East. Also, it is a good chance for enhancing tourism in Southern Thailand. Your dedication and support for the Thai travel market means a great deal to all of us. Thank you very much. “
Krabi is a popular holiday destination for beach goers and adventures alike. While limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and the famous Phi Phi Island will amaze nature enthusiasts, Krabi also offers activities like diving, hiking or exploring the Huay Toh Waterfall in Phanom Bencha National Park.
Pichaya Saisaengchan, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Dubai and Middle East Office said, “we are pleased to have flydubai launch its new route to Krabi, which is illustrative of the UAE being the most comprehensive market for inbound tourism from the Middle East, as well as the largest. Last year, Thailand welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors from the UAE, both Emiratis and residents, and we anticipate that the new flydubai route will further enhance visitor numbers between the two countries. As well as providing convenient access for travellers, the new link will be great opportunity to explore Thailand’s off the beaten path islands and scenic beach resorts in the hidden-gem of the Andaman sea.”
His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Egypt received yesterday at his office, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Global Scientific Dental Alliance GSDA, AEEDC Dubai, and AEEDC Education Cairo, accompanied by Dr. Raafat Hassan Anwar Reyad, Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces Oral and Dental Health Care Services, Dr. Tariq Khoory, AEEDC Education Cairo Conference Chairman, and Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO – INDEX Holding. This visit comes as Egypt is hosting the launch of AEEDC Education Cairo Conference and Exhibition, held from 12-14 December 2019 at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski in Cairo.
During the visit, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar expressed his keen interest in AEEDC Education Cairo Conference and Exhibition and praised the remarkable success of AEEDC Dubai which he attended previously and admired greatly. His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar also enquired about the latest preparations and the conference details of AEEDC Education Cairo and way of expanding and improving it in the future while also continuing cooperation with AEEDC Education Cairo Conference and Exhibition and INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding, to support future scientific and educational projects in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani extended his gratitude to His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar for his patronage of the first edition of AEEDC Education Cairo stressing out that such collaboration is a reflection of the strong relationship between the UAE and Egypt, which led to organizing scientific and medical events in Egypt, such as AEEDC Education Cairo. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani briefed His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar about the activities and the program of the event and that it is a proud extension for AEEDC Dubai which was recently announced as the largest dental event in the world.
On the sidelines of the visit, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, awarded His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Egypt for his patronage of the first edition of AEEDC Education Cairo. While, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research in Egypt felicitated Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani and thanked him for his great efforts in elevating the level of the medical and healthcare sectors all over the world. The award ceremony was attended by Dr. Raafat Hassan Anwar Reyad, Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces Oral and Dental Health Care Services, Dr. Tariq Khoory, AEEDC Education Cairo Conference Chairman, and Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO – INDEX Holding.
It is worth mentioning that AEEDC Education Cairo is organized by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding, UAE, and will run for 3 days at the at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski in Cairo.
The first edition of the home furnishing exhibition ‘Furniture 360’ will be launched tomorrow Wednesday at the Expo Centre Sharjah, with the participation of more than 50 pioneering international furniture and home furnishing brands.
The exhibition, which is being held from 11 to 14 December, will offer a wide range of the latest and finest modern home furniture products, with premium prices and discounts of up to 80%.
Also, the Furniture 360 is bringing together the leading international and local furniture and design companies for further cooperation and business communication, in addition to exchanging experiences between the participating companies, visitors, architects, designers, contractors, investors, hospitality specialists, and project managers.
Motivating Local Manufacturers
“The Furniture 360 is the most comprehensive event of its kind in the region that covers all the segments of the furniture and furnishing industry and it also forms a value-added to the regional and international events hosted annually by the Expo Centre,” said HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah.
Al Midfa pointed out that the Expo Centre is keen to achieve the diversity and excellence in its all events, with the aim of actively participating in the development of Sharjah’s economic sectors and catering to all the needs of the Centre visitors.
“This event is an important platform for local manufacturers, where they have the chance to meet with major international interior design and furniture companies and conclude business deals. In addition, this exhibition is a perfect opportunity for local consumers who are looking for distinctive and premium products at competitive prices, besides acquiring the latest products of furniture and supplies for the modern home and learning more about recent innovations in the design and decoration industry, owing to the presence of major domestic and international brands covering several products,” he concluded.
The Furniture 360 will help provide integrated solutions in the fields of home furnishing, commercial and hotel projects, ranging from designs for all spaces to finishes, fit-outs, decoration, furnishings, and accessories.
This in addition to showcasing a wide range of products for floors, kitchens, furniture, furnishings, curtains, and accessories, which covers a wide variety of designs and modern and classic industry in this sector.
First Three Collaborations Sold Out in Minutes; Post Malone and Crocs Return on December 10 with an Updated Take on the Classic Clog
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX), a global leader in innovative, casual footwear for women, men and children, today announced their latest product collaboration with multi-platinum recording artist Post Malone. This ground-breaking fourth installment of the Post Malone x Crocs collaboration series features the Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clog, an innovative clog silhouette with a unique blue and black urban camo pattern, an exaggerated chunky outsole and pivotable backstraps with adjustable hook and loop closures.
The evolution of the Post Malone x Crocs partnership is evident over the four collaborations; consumers will see a transformation from previous designs that featured Post’s inspirations on the shoe, to this new silhouette incorporating his designs inside and out – including the detailing on the sole and straps, and the unique rope and lanyard clip feature. This next chapter in the Post Malone x Crocs partnership delivers a true creation from Post as he evolves his own aesthetic, and is eagerly anticipated by fans worldwide.
“This latest drop with Crocs is our best yet. I wanted to make a more tactical and chunky shoe, and they gave me all the tools to do just that,” said Post Malone. “I think they came out really neat, and I hope everyone loves them as much as I do.”
Along with the evolved and elevated design has been a differentiated reveal of the product to fans leading up to the launch. The brand first began teasing this new collaboration with a presence at Posty Fest in Arlington, TX in early November. In the weeks following, Crocs utilized a sequence of coordinated billboards to reveal the visual of the product and give fans an official first look at the design. The brand then made a surprise delivery of the coveted footwear last week and shared it with hundreds of fans and employees/customers of Chicken Express in Southlake, TX – the location of Post Malone’s first and only job prior to becoming a global music icon.
“After three collaborations – all selling out in minutes – we heard our fans demands for more and I’m pleased that this will be our biggest drop ever,” said Terence Reilly, Crocs Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re excited to give them another opportunity to own these limited-edition Post Malone x Crocs that are no doubt going to make waves around the planet.”
The limited-edition Post Malone x Crocs Duet Max Clog will be available online and at select retail locations around the world for $59.99 beginning December 10th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
marhaba, dnata’s airport hospitality brand, announced further expansion of its international network. The airport services provider will significantly increase the global capacity of its airport lounges by expanding one of its flagship lounges in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), and opening an additional facility in Geneva (Switzerland). The expansion of the UAE lounge will be completed next summer, while the new Swiss lounge is expected to open by the end of 2020.
marhaba has also announced that it would refurbish and rebrand existing dnata lounges at the airports of Geneva, Zurich (Switzerland) and Singapore, bringing all facilities in the company’s network under the same brand in the next two years.
Today’s announcements underline marhaba’s commitment to ensuring a memorable airport journey for passengers across the world. Offering quality airport services for over 28 years, marhaba’s customer-oriented team delivers excellent travel experiences for nearly three million passengers annually.
Shahab Al Awadhi, Head of marhaba Global, said: “We are thrilled to expand our global footprint and enhance our offering by opening, expanding and refurbishing marhaba lounges at some of the world’s busiest airports.
“Air travel experience has become more than just the in-flight journey. From the moment they enter the terminal, passengers are looking for quality services to improve their travel experience at the airports. Taking advantage of our global network and extensive experience in airport and catering services, we pride ourselves in offering a premium lounge product that has been designed to fully meet the needs of passengers of all travel classes. We look forward to welcoming even more travellers in our uniform marhaba lounges, providing the same service excellence to them across the globe.”
marhaba will provide a consistent brand experience, delivering the same excellent quality services for business and leisure travellers in all of its lounges. All facilities will offer comfortable seating, superfast Wi-Fi, and international buffet catering to a wide range of dietary requirements. Several lounges will also feature a quiet zone for relaxation, shower facilities and dedicated kids areas.
marhaba constantly improves its products and services to enhance customer experience. It has recently launched a new website, which is easy to navigate on all devices, including tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to quickly select their preferred product and make tailor-made bookings with only a few clicks. marhaba plans to add more functionalities to the website, including a personalization and recommendation engine.
marhaba, which means ‘welcome’ in Arabic, was launched in the UAE to help passengers arriving in or departing from Dubai International Airport. The popularity of meet & greet services has grown exponentially in line with Dubai’s growth as a major international travel hub, and marhaba has continually expanded its product offering with a growing list of services and extra options designed to make the passenger airport experience as comfortable as possible.
marhaba started to expand its global footprint in 2017 by opening new airport lounges in Karachi (Pakistan) and Melbourne (Australia). Since then, it has opened a new facility in Singapore and substantially increased the capacity of its airport lounges in Dubai. Including its new and rebranded lounges, marhaba will operate 13 departure airport lounges in five countries providing service excellence to over 2.6 million passengers annually with a team of over 800 customer-oriented employees.
The marhaba brand is part of dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers. A trusted partner of over 300 airline customers, dnata offers ground handling, cargo and catering services at 127 airports in 19 countries.
JustClean co-founder says Kingdom made it easier than any other Gulf country to set up business
Saudi Arabia is a prime hub for startups in the Middle East, and its understanding of online business surpasses that of other countries in the region, a young Arab entrepreneur said today.
Athbi Al-Enezi, Co-Founder of Kuwait-based technology company JustClean, says Saudi was the easiest country in the Gulf to set up the marketplace application which connects hundreds of laundry services with thousands of consumers.
Among the speakers tomorrow (Wednesday) at ArabNet Riyadh, Saudi’s leading forum focused on digital business, Al-Enezi will tell entrepreneurs, investors and students that now is the right time for growth of startups in the Kingdom.
“Saudi is the largest market with the biggest population, and many changes are taking place, so some of the reasons are obvious,” said Al-Enezi. “But we were pleasantly surprised that we were able to set up JustClean operations here faster than anywhere else in the region.
“Naturally, we had learnt a lot from setting up the business in Kuwait before expanding into Bahrain and the UAE first. But we did not expect to be up and running in Saudi so quickly.
“Our business is taking laundries from offline to online, and connecting them with consumers, and we were helped by the fact that the understanding of online business in general is booming here.”
JustClean recently spread its Saudi operations from the Eastern Province to Jeddah and Riyadh, and plans to have a presence in all the Kingdom’s major cities as part of expansion plans which will take in overseas markets next year.
“If you want to be everywhere in Saudi, the risk is higher because of the size of the country,” said Al-Enezi, among the successful entrepreneurs featured in the Sawalif Riyadiya sessions at ArabNet, taking place at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
“To make things work, you need offices and teams in cities which are hours apart, so the amount of investment required is three times as much as in any other Gulf country. But the rewards are greater also.”
JustClean, which is exhibiting at Arabnet, also operates a growing logistics operation in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia, as well as a SaaS (software as a service) business.
Torrente, Al Mansoori head into final round with focus on double race victory
Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori will blank out off-race matters in the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship and focus on securing a double race victory in this weekend’s decisive Dubai Grand Prix.
The defending XCAT world champions, who opened the season with back-to-back race wins in Italy, hope that a repeat performance will be enough to see them retain the title they secured with victory in China’s Hangzhou Grand Prix last year.
“Our focus is purely on getting maximum points from the weekend, and the entire team will have nothing else on their minds,” said team manager Talib Al-Sayed.
After a third place finish in race three at last month’s Shanghai Grand Prix, Torrente and Al Mansoori thought they would arrive at this weekend’s final round of the championship in Duhai holding a five-point lead over the Dubai Police crew of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi.
But XCAT Racing later reversed their decision to penalise Al Zaffain and Bin Hendi for hitting a boy, removing a 30-seconds time penalty. They also imposed two 30-seconds time penalties on Torrente and Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 4 for buoy infringements at the start.
Team Abu Dhabi have appealed against the penalties, but as no decision has yet been reached, Al Zaffain and Bin Hendi currently lead the championship by six points from Australians Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in Maritimo, with Torrente and Al Mansoori another point behind in third.
Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori return to action in Dubai looking to build on an impressive run of performances in China where they claimed a hat-trick of podium finishes in Abu Dhabi 5.
The XCAT boats take to the water at Dubai International Marine Club for two official practice sessions on Thursday starting at 11am and 3.30pm.
The pole position qualifier gets underway at 9am on Friday, with race one roaring to life at 3pm and race two following at the same time on Saturday.