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Kion Cosmetics Wins International Award for Excellence in Natural and Vegan Cosmetics

SÃO PAULO, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On July 20, Kion Cosmetics, cosmetics line of Brazilian company Brazilian Kimberlite Clay, took The Winner 2019 Trophy Awards prize for technological innovation and excellence in natural and vegan cosmetics, at the Castle Hotel and Spa, in Tarrytown, New York, USA. The prize was awarded by International Business Magazine. With high performance formulation, all of the brand’s lines are developed with rare clay and natural vegan products not tested on animals.

Alan de Oliveira, Urandir Fernandes de Oliveira, Luciano Didier e Urian Fernandes de Oliveira.

In addition to recognizing the excellence of Kion Cosmetics, this award is one of great importance, because it helps to expand the name of the brand, opening doors for new business in the international market,” says Urandir Fernandes de Oliveira, President of BKC, noting that the line has a wide variety of facial, body and hair products, with innovative technology that is effective in treating wrinkles, lightening, cleansing, hydration and measurement reduction.

Founded three years ago, the company has caught the notice of multinationals in the premium sector and has started to sell in the world’s key commercial centers, such as London, Dubai, New York and Beverly Hills. “Before we actually get started with large scale production, we begin to introduce Kion products at international fairs, and the level of acceptance has been so high, we were exporting before we got to commercialization in Brazil,” explains Luciano Didier, Director of Development of International Business.

The focus for this year is on Asian markets, such as China and Thailand, as well as expansion in the United States. In Brazil, the plan is to open some 60 kiosks and shops in the country’s main shopping centers. Products can also be purchased via e-commerce at kioncosmetics.com, in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, or via telemarketing (+55 11 25770275).

The primary raw material used in Kion products is red Brazilian kimberlite clay, which is considered rare because it was formed more than 850 million years ago and has more than 130 cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications. Classified as the most powerful element for rejuvenation of the skin, this clay is extracted in Corguinho, Mato Grosso do Sul, in Brazil.

“The efficacy of the crystals and the mineralogical power of the clay has been proven by the Kosmoscience laboratory in Brazil, and Bureau Veritas in Canada,” explains executive director, Alan Oliveira.

Kion Cosmetics participates in the industry’s leading international fairs, such as In-Cosmetics, Cosmoprof and Expocosmética, among others. Specialized publications such as Glamour UK, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Russia and Cosmetics Design have already recognized the brand’s unique properties.

CONTACT: Telephone – +55 61 4141-7045

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Qatar to take on Pakistan in Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, The Qatari national volleyball team will take on their Pakistani counterparts on Saturday in the beginning of their campaign at the 2019 Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship.

The event is held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar until August 11.

The Qatari team were pooled in group C alongside Chinese Taipei, Bahrain and Pakistan.

The championship also features the participation of Myanmar, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, India and New Zealand.

Qatar’s Squad: Abdulrahman Tariq, Ali Rashed Al Kuwari, Babi Maget, Amro Jameel, Bashar Al Tamimi, Faisal Al Sayed, Mohamed Abdulrahman, Mohammed Al Waleed, Mohamed Mousa, Raouf Abu Zaid, Sultan Abdullah and Mohamed Al Naimi.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar to take on Pakistan in Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, The Qatari national volleyball team will take on their Pakistani counterparts on Saturday in the beginning of their campaign at the 2019 Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship.

The event is held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar until August 11.

The Qatari team were pooled in group C alongside Chinese Taipei, Bahrain and Pakistan.

The championship also features the participation of Myanmar, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Australia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, India and New Zealand.

Qatar’s Squad: Abdulrahman Tariq, Ali Rashed Al Kuwari, Babi Maget, Amro Jameel, Bashar Al Tamimi, Faisal Al Sayed, Mohamed Abdulrahman, Mohammed Al Waleed, Mohamed Mousa, Raouf Abu Zaid, Sultan Abdullah and Mohamed Al Naimi.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

UAE underlines its commitment to protecting children in armed conflict.

The UN Security Council’s annual Open Debate on children and armed conflict, the UAE reaffirmed the commitment of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen�of which the UAE is a member�to complying with obligations under international humanitarian law, and underscored the seriousness with which the Coalition takes its responsibility to protecting all civilians in armed conflict � particularly children.

In a statement delivered by Mrs. Amiera AlHefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, the UAE added that the Coalition continues to work closely with UN and other international partners to further enhance the protection of children in Yemen. This close cooperation was epitomized by the Memorandum of Understanding the Coalition signed with the office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in March 2019.

Mrs. AlHefeiti expressed deep concern about the Houthis’ exploitation of children, schools and educational centers in Yemen and their destruction of buildings, in particular, the use of schools by the Houthi militias as centers for storing arms and for recruiting, training and detaining children. She emphasized that the Houthis’ actions demonstrate a complete disregard for their obligations under international law and urged the Council to hold the Houthis accountable for their grave violations.

Additionally, Mrs. AlHefeiti expressed the UAE’s continuing commitment to alleviating the suffering of children through the provision of humanitarian assistance. She stated that the UAE has heavily factored in the needs of children into the more than USD five billion provided to Yemen and its people over the past four years, including the joint pledge with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an additional USD 240 million in funding for the World Food Programme’s (WFP) operations. She noted that the UAE’s humanitarian efforts are also directed to the long-term interests of children threatened by conflict and stated that the UAE believed that education was not only the right of every child, but was an essential tool to uplift entire communities in order to reduce conflicts and the exploitation of children. To this end, she shared that the UAE has provided educational assistance for over 270,000 students through the WFP, and provided USD 35 million to UNICEF to pay teacher salaries.

Ultimately, however, the best way to protect the children of Yemen is through peace and stability. In this regard, the UAE supports the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement and the UN-led political process, Mrs. AlHefeiti added.

Furthermore, she called on Member States to join the relevant platforms to discuss the evolving challenges and short-term and long-term needs for reintegrating children into their communities and develop recommendations to address funding gaps, and urged the international community to study and adopt innovative responses to sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict including through strengthening engagement with local women and girls as active partners in the design and implementation of humanitarian action.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE underlines its commitment to protecting children in armed conflict.

The UN Security Council’s annual Open Debate on children and armed conflict, the UAE reaffirmed the commitment of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen�of which the UAE is a member�to complying with obligations under international humanitarian law, and underscored the seriousness with which the Coalition takes its responsibility to protecting all civilians in armed conflict � particularly children.

In a statement delivered by Mrs. Amiera AlHefeiti, Deputy Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN, the UAE added that the Coalition continues to work closely with UN and other international partners to further enhance the protection of children in Yemen. This close cooperation was epitomized by the Memorandum of Understanding the Coalition signed with the office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in March 2019.

Mrs. AlHefeiti expressed deep concern about the Houthis’ exploitation of children, schools and educational centers in Yemen and their destruction of buildings, in particular, the use of schools by the Houthi militias as centers for storing arms and for recruiting, training and detaining children. She emphasized that the Houthis’ actions demonstrate a complete disregard for their obligations under international law and urged the Council to hold the Houthis accountable for their grave violations.

Additionally, Mrs. AlHefeiti expressed the UAE’s continuing commitment to alleviating the suffering of children through the provision of humanitarian assistance. She stated that the UAE has heavily factored in the needs of children into the more than USD five billion provided to Yemen and its people over the past four years, including the joint pledge with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an additional USD 240 million in funding for the World Food Programme’s (WFP) operations. She noted that the UAE’s humanitarian efforts are also directed to the long-term interests of children threatened by conflict and stated that the UAE believed that education was not only the right of every child, but was an essential tool to uplift entire communities in order to reduce conflicts and the exploitation of children. To this end, she shared that the UAE has provided educational assistance for over 270,000 students through the WFP, and provided USD 35 million to UNICEF to pay teacher salaries.

Ultimately, however, the best way to protect the children of Yemen is through peace and stability. In this regard, the UAE supports the full implementation of the Stockholm Agreement and the UN-led political process, Mrs. AlHefeiti added.

Furthermore, she called on Member States to join the relevant platforms to discuss the evolving challenges and short-term and long-term needs for reintegrating children into their communities and develop recommendations to address funding gaps, and urged the international community to study and adopt innovative responses to sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict including through strengthening engagement with local women and girls as active partners in the design and implementation of humanitarian action.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives Brazilian MP.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today received Eduardo Bolsonaro, member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, who is currently visiting the UAE.

During the meeting, held today at the ministry, they discussed enhancing ties of friendship, as well as bilateral cooperation between the two countries in economic, investment, commercial, parliamentary, tourism, military and defence fields.

They also reviewed a number of issues of mutual interest and exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.

The meeting also touched on the role of the parliaments in serving peoples’ interests and supporting their aspirations for stability, peace, tolerance and human development.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Brazilian MP and hailed the progressive relations between the two countries. He said the UAE was looking forward to boosting cooperation with Brazil in all domains for the benefit of the two friendly peoples.

Bolsonaro lauded the prestigious status enjoyed by the UAE on the international stage and the ambitious developmental drive ongoing on various areas thanks to the prudent vision adopted by the UAE leadership.

The two sides stressed the importance of cross visits by high level officials and the continuous consultations on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

They also emphasised the need to step up joint cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism in all their forms.

The meeting was attended by Hafsa Mohammed Sharif Al Olama, UAE Ambassador to Brazil and Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja, Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed receives Brazilian MP.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today received Eduardo Bolsonaro, member of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, who is currently visiting the UAE.

During the meeting, held today at the ministry, they discussed enhancing ties of friendship, as well as bilateral cooperation between the two countries in economic, investment, commercial, parliamentary, tourism, military and defence fields.

They also reviewed a number of issues of mutual interest and exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.

The meeting also touched on the role of the parliaments in serving peoples’ interests and supporting their aspirations for stability, peace, tolerance and human development.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Brazilian MP and hailed the progressive relations between the two countries. He said the UAE was looking forward to boosting cooperation with Brazil in all domains for the benefit of the two friendly peoples.

Bolsonaro lauded the prestigious status enjoyed by the UAE on the international stage and the ambitious developmental drive ongoing on various areas thanks to the prudent vision adopted by the UAE leadership.

The two sides stressed the importance of cross visits by high level officials and the continuous consultations on bilateral relations, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

They also emphasised the need to step up joint cooperation in combating terrorism and extremism in all their forms.

The meeting was attended by Hafsa Mohammed Sharif Al Olama, UAE Ambassador to Brazil and Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja, Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs