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Cinder’s held last Thursday a fashion show for young girls and boys between the age of 5 –16 at the International Academy-Amman (IAA) School. “At Cinder’s, ‘becoming ...

Cinder’s holds fashion show at IAA’s Open Day
Cinder’s held last Thursday a fashion show for young girls and boys between the age of 5 –16 at the International Academy-Amman (IAA) School. “At Cinder’s, ‘becoming a princess (or prince) everyday’ is our slogan that motivates our business. We want every child who visits our shop to feel like a real charming princess or prince,” said Suha Fakhouri, the inspiration behind Cinder’s. Cinder’s provides little girls and boys with the latest French and Italian trends, as well as play clothes: Fairytale dresses, tiaras, shoes, bags to make up, hairdos and special makeovers. Moreover, Cinder’s has many fun in-store activities and special, perfectly arranged services for birthdays and parties.

Environment Day at InterContinental Jordan
Following InterContinental Jordan’s ongoing contribution to environmental protection through the Going Green initiative, the colleagues and management of the hotel participated in the Environment Day activities, which took place at the Hotel’s eastern car park, where the attendees cleaned up the surrounding area to celebrate World Environment Day, which marks every June 17.
The fact that Going Green contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions in the air by 20 percent through planting trees to preserve a clean environment at the hotel, a celebration held by the Hotel was an effective contribution to promoting and preserving a clean environment and beauty of the hotel and Jordan.

Air France announces new VoyageurREWARDS™ program
Air France is launching a new and enhanced version of VoyageurREWARDS™, its loyalty program for small and medium-sized businesses. The new version is now web-based and offers companies more benefits and ways to save on business travel than ever before.
VoyageurREWARDS™ is a generous and simple way for companies to earn points towards free tickets, excess baggage and upgrades, expanded to now include Air France’s entire global network. With VoyageurREWARDS™, all of a company’s employees’ business travel is pooled into one company account, so points add up quickly. Points are valid for two full calendar years.
VoyageurREWARDS™ is free and without any obligations or minimum travel requirements. Employees can continue to simultaneously accrue Miles in their personal Flying Blue.
In the new VoyageurREWARDS™ program, each member company now has a dedicated, personal webpage where they can consult their account online and view their online statement at any time, request their rewards, claim missing credit, update their profile, and much more—all in a user-friendly format.

IWI introduces world-class woodwork
Haseeb Rasoul Company Ltd. (HRC) of the UAE announced its expansion into the Jordanian market through the establishing of Integrated Wood Industries (IWI).
Built al Qastal-Amman on a total area of 13,000m˜ and relying on advanced CNC machinery and an anticipated total of 350 skilled workforce at full capacity, IWI will supply the Jordanian market with world class interior wood products.
“It is our goal to supply the growing local market with the highest quality products as it is our responsibility to tap on the large pool of local skills and position Jordanian products en par with other regional suppliers,” said Sami Sallakh, CEO of IWI.

Jordinvest supports ‘Madrasati’
Jordan Investment Trust PLC (Jordinvest), one of the leading providers of comprehensive investment and financial services locally and regionally, signed an agreement with Jordan River Foundation to support the “Madrasati” initiative, launched by HM Queen Rania.
Jordinvest will donate JD20,000 to Abu Alanda Primary School in Abu Alanda, for the renovation of the school’s facilities and infrastructure.
Jordinvest Chairman and CEO, Mr Ahmad Tantash, said, “Our sense of responsibility towards the people and institutions of Jordan compels us to be an active player in the educational development process by supporting and cooperating with different relevant sectors.”
JRF Director General, Ms Valentina Qussisiya, stated, “We value Jordinvest’s contribution and hope it will set the example for other local establishments that are conscious of their role in promoting constructive national initiatives.”

Zain honors Nelson Mandela at 90
The Zain Group, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Middle East and Africa, sponsored a vast outdoor concert in Hyde Park, London, honoring former President of South Africa and Nobel Prize winner, Mr Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
The event was not short on emotion. It was the famous statesman’s final public appearance but of equal importance was the fact that it raised much-needed funds for charity, primarily through Mandela’s 46664 campaign and the motto, “It’s in our hands”. (46664 was Mandela’s Robben Island prisoner number.)
Some 50,000 people—including former US President Bill Clinton, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Robert de Niro and Forest Whitaker—packed into Hyde Park, to pay tribute to a man who is considered one of the world’s most beloved leaders.
The crowd also came to hear global pop superstars such as Amy Winehouse, Queen, Will Smith, Josh Groban, Annie Lennox, Razorlight, the Sugarbabes, Leona Lewis, Sharon Corr, Simple Minds, and Eddy Grant, all of whom gave of their time to raise money to fight AIDS, poverty and other social causes across the continent and throughout the world.
Earlier, Zain Group CEO, Dr Saad Al-Barrak, presented Mr Mandela with a symbolic gesture of a traditional Arab Dhow. “Nelson Mandela has shaped modern Africa. His contribution is well known and stands as an example to those who are embroiled in fighting oppression and injustice,” declared Barrak.
Zain gave people across Africa and the Middle East the chance to participate in the event by offering its mobile phone networks to well-wishers wanting to send text messages wishing Nelson Mandela a happy birthday. All the money raised from this will be given to the 46664 campaign.

JTG reduces IP connectivity prices
Jordan Telecom Group (JTG), the leading integrated telecommunications provider in the Kingdom, announced the reduction of the Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity costs from 15 percent up to 52 percent to the Internet providers.
Mr Mickael Ghossein, JTG’s CEO, said, “We aim at playing an effective role in fulfilling HM King Abdullah II’s vision in increasing the penetration of the Internet usage in the Kingdom as well as making Jordan a regional ICT hub. This move also comes in line with the global trend in decreasing the cost of providing services to Internet service providers (ISPs) consequently benefiting customers and end users.
“Through our strategic partnership with France Telecom, the majority shareholder of the Group’s shares, and the good relationship we have with our international suppliers, we will consistently provide services and offers of good quality and prices to the market and thus contribute in enhancing and moving the ICT sector forward,” concluded Ghossein.

AmCham bid farewell to Hale
On the occasion of US Ambassador Mr David Hale’s end of tenure in Amman, the American Chamber of Commerce, (AmCham-Jordan) hosted a farewell lunch at the Amman Marriott Hotel in appreciation of Hale’s outstanding performance of duties.
AmCham-Jordan Chairman Mr Raja Khouri said, “We hold this farewell gathering to put a fitting end to an era marked by impressive growth in Jordan-US relations.” Hale said, “I’ve been in Jordan on this assignment for nearly five years now, and I first served in Amman as a junior diplomat 18 years ago.- I carry with me two mental snapshots, the Jordan I saw 18 years ago, and the Jordan I see today; this transformation is remarkable.”

ADC, JRF develop microfinance
CEO of Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) Imad Fakhoury and Director General of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) Valentina Qassisiya signed an agreement Monday to develop small projects at the old town in Aqaba to provide job opportunities for residents and women in particular. These small projects aim at generating income, developing and enhancing skills as well as playing a major role in reducing economic and social challenges. Fakhoury highlighted the important role small projects play in achieving sustainable development whilst helping individuals be more productive, and providing the opportunity for women to realize their potentials.
US supplements economic
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suhair Al-Ali said at a joint press conference with US ambassador David Hale that Jordan will receive an extra $200 million in economic assistance and $50 million in military assistance for 2008. With this additional assistance, the total US economic assistance for 2008 will reach $561.4 million.


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