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President Macky Sall and Bishop Munib A. Younan selected as the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates

– Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon selected for the ‘Founders’ Award

NAGOYA, Japan, Oct. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee has selected Macky Sall (age 59, President of Senegal) and Munib A. Younan (age 70, former President of the Lutheran World Federation) as the 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates. In addition, to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, a special Founders’ Award will be given to Ban Ki-moon (age 76, former UN Secretary-General).

Macky Sall (President of Senegal)

President Macky Sall is being recognized for spreading mature democracy to neighboring countries in the African continent, where dictatorship and poverty are still rampant, by successfully shortening the presidential term and leading an economic revival through utilization of transparent policy in his country. Bishop Munib A. Younan, a Palestinian refugee, is being recognized for his dedication to bring harmony among Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle East region for over 40 years since his appointment as a Lutheran pastor in 1976, and for his leading role in seeking a peaceful resolution of the Middle East.

Munib A. Younan (former President of the Lutheran World Federation)

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the winner of the Founders’ Award, was selected in recognition of his devotion in leading the UN towards a sustainable world in the face of unprecedented global challenges and crises, such as the global economic crisis, climate change, terrorism, and refugee issues, during his term.

Hong Il-sik, the Chairman of the Sunhak Peace Prize Committee, stated, “With the expansion of self-interest around the world, the spirit of cooperative internationalism that underlied the post-war world order is significantly declining. The Prize winners today are people who have committed themselves to breaking down the boundaries between people and who see each other with the ideals of cooperation and co-prosperity to create a better, peaceful world together.”

Ban Ki-moon (former UN Secretary-General)

The Sunhak Peace Prize discovers and awards biennially individuals and organizations that have contributed to peace and welfare of future generations. The prize of 1 million US dollars is the largest single award in the world. The winner of the Founders’ Award will receive 500,000 US dollars in prize money. The award ceremony will be held at KINTEX in Seoul, South Korea, on February 5th, 2020.

Contact:
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Sunhak Peace Prize Committee
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sunhakprize@gmail.com
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بروز نتائج الدراسات السريرية باستخدام نظام التصوير الفلوري مولكيولايت آي:إكس في مؤتمر ووندز كندا 2019

كان التصوير الفلوري لنقطة الرعاية للجروح المزمنة ومزاياه السريرية محور الاهتمام في أكبر مؤتمرات رعاية الجروح بكندا في 5 مناقشات ومحاضرات طبية

نياغرا فولز، أونتاريو وتورنتو، 4 أكتوبر/تشرين أول، 2019 /PRNewswire/ — حظيت شركة مولكيولايت إنك “MolecuLight Inc.”، أكبر الشركات المزودة لأجهزة التصوير الفلوري المحمولة في العالم لتصوير البكتريا في الجروح المزمنة في الوقت الفعلي، وجهاز التصوير الفلوري لنقطة الرعاية آي:إكس “i:X” باهتمام واسع على هامش مؤتمر ووندز كندا 2019 السنوي”Wounds Canada 2019 Annual Conference“. ويعقد المؤتمر، الذي يعد أكبر مؤتمرات الرعاية السريرية للجروح في كندا، بمدينة نياغرا فولز، بمقاطعة أونتاريو خلال الفترة من 4 – 6 أكتوبر/تشرين أول، 2019.

وبهذه المناسبة، صرح أنيل أملاني “Anil Amlani”، الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة مولكيولايت قائلاً: “نشعر بسعادة غامرة إزاء النتائج السريرية التي عرضها العديد من عملائنا العالميين في مؤتمر ووند كندا 2019، حيث شارك كل منها المزايا السريرية المستنبطة باستخدام منصة التصوير الفلوري مولكيولايت آي: إكس”. ويضيف، “وتوضح النتائج الناجعة لدراساتنا السريرية المتعددة كيف يوفر التصوير الفلوري، في مجموعة كبيرة من الإعدادات السريرية ومع العديد من المشغلين المختلفين، مزايا ملموسة في الوقت الفعلي تجاه معالجة الجروح المزمنة”.

وجرى تقديم جهاز التصوير الفلوري مولكيولايت آي:إكس في خمسة عروض سريرية على النحو التالي:

  • “دراسة رصدية مستقبلية متعددة المواقع تدمج المعلومات الفلورية البكتيرية في القوائم المرجعية للعدوى العليا/السفلى”

روزماري هيل “Rosemary Hill” وكيفين وو “Kevin Woo“(موجز رقم 0012، 4 أكتوبر/تشرين أول في تمام الساعة 10:10 ص – 11:40 ص)

  • “دليل التصوير الفلوري البكتيري لاتخاذ قرار مضادات الميكروبات والرعاية: تجربة سريرية متعددة المواقع على 350 مريضًا”

توماس سيرينا “Thomas Serena” وآخرون (موجز رقم 0030، 4 أكتوبر/تشرين أول في تمام الساعة 2:40 م – 4:10 م)

  • الكشف داخل الجسم الحي وفي المختبر لمسببات الأمراض التي تنتج البورفيرين، والعوالق النباتية وفي الغشاء الحيوي الرقيق، باستخدام التصوير الفلوري البكتيري في الوقت الفعلي”

لورا إم جونز “Laura M. Jones“، آلي سي سميث “Allie C. Smith” وآخرون (موجز رقم 0032، 5 أكتوبر/تشرين أول في تمام الساعة 2:30 م – 4:00 م)

  • “يمكن أن يدمج التقييم الدوري للجروح المزمنة حجم الجرح والمعلومات البكتيرية الفلورية على نحو فعال باستخدام جهاز تصوير نقطة الرعاية”

لورا إم جونز “Laura M. Jones“، رون ليندن “Ron Linden” وآخرون (موجز رقم 0031، 5 أكتوبر/تشرين أول في تمام الساعة 2:30 م – 4:00 م)

  • “النقلة النوعية لتقييم الجروح: دمج تجربة سريرية متعددة المواقع على 350 مريضًا للتصوير الفلوري البكتيري في معايير الرعاية”

توماس سيرينا “Thomas Serena” وآخرون (موجز رقم 0034، 5 أكتوبر/تشرين أول في تمام الساعة 4:15 م – 5:45 م)

وبالإضافة إلى العروض التقديمية، تقدم العروض العملية لجهاز آي:إكس في جناح مولكيولايت رقم 905 في صالة العرض (الصالة الرئيسية CDE، فولزفيو كازينو ريزورت “Fallsview Casino Resort”، نياغرا فولز، أونتاريو).

نبذة عن مولكيولايت إنك

تعد مولكيولايت إنك (www.moleculight.com) شركة كندية خاصة في التصوير الطبي عملت على تطوير وتسويق تقنية منصة التصوير الفلوري المملوكة للشركة في العديد من الأسواق التجارية والسريرية. ويقدم المنتج المبدئي لمولكيولايت وملحقاته، مولكيولايت آي:إكس®حلاً للتصوير الفلوري المحمول في الوقت الفعلي للسوق العالمي للعناية بالجروح. ويوفر للطاقم الطبي معلومات جديدة بشأن السمات الفلورية للجروح لمساعدة الطاقم الطبي على إجراء تشخيصات محسنة وقرارات العلاج. كما تعمل الشركة كذلك على التسويق التجاري لتقنية منصة التصوير الفلوري الفريدة في الأسواق الأخرى ذات الاحتياجات التي لم تلب بعد ذات الأهمية العالمية والتي تتضمن سلامة الغذاء، ومستحضرات التجميل الاستهلاكية والأسواق الصناعية الرئيسية الأخرى.

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‫اختيار الرئيس ماكي سال والأسقف منيب أيه يونان لتسلم جائزة سونهاك للسلام للعام 2020

اختيار الأمين العام السابق للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون لتسلم جائزة “المؤسسين”

ماغويا، اليابان، 5 تشرين الأول/أكتوبر، 2019 / بي آر نيوزواير / — اختارت لجنة سونهاك للسلام ماكي سال (العمر، 59 عاما، رئيس السنيغال)، والأب منيب أيه يونان (العمر، 70، الرئيس السابق للاتحاد اللوثري العالمي) لتسلم جائزة سونهاك للسلام للعام 2020. وإضافة إلى ذلك، وللاحتفاء بعيد الميلاد المئة لمؤسسها الأب الدكتور صن ميونغ مون، سيتم تسليم جائزة المؤسسين الخاصة لبان كي مون (العمر، 76 عاما، الأمين العام السابق للأمم المتحدة).https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_gzh62y6v/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

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يتم تكريم الرئيس ماكي سال لنشره ديمقراطية ناضجة في البلدان المجاورة لبلاده في القارة الأفريقية، حيث لا تزال الدكتاتورية والفقر متفشية، وذلك من خلال تقصير فترة الرئاسة بنجاح وتوجيه انتعاش اقتصادي في بلاده من خلال استخدام سياسة شفافة فيها. وتم تكريم الأسقف منيب أيه يونان، وهو لاجئ فلسطيني، لتفانيه في تحقيق الانسجام بين اليهودية والمسيحية والإسلام في منطقة الشرق الأوسط لأكثر من 40 عامًا منذ تعيينه كقس لوثري في العام 1976، وللدور الرائد في السعي إلى حل سلمي لقضية الشرق الأوسط.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_rtx2ghp9/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

تم اختيار الأمين العام السابق للأمم المتحدة بان كي مون، المرشح لتسلم جائزة المؤسسين، تقديراً لتفانيه في قيادة الأمم المتحدة نحو عالم مستدام في مواجهة التحديات والأزمات العالمية غير المسبوقة، مثل الأزمة الاقتصادية العالمية، تغير المناخ، والإرهاب، وقضايا اللاجئين، خلال فترة ولايته.

وقال هونغ إل سيك، رئيس لجنةسونهاكلجائزة السلام، “مع توسع المصلحة الذاتية في جميع أنحاء العالم، فإن روح الأممية التعاونية التي أرسي عليها النظام العالمي ما بعد الحرب آخذة في التقلص. إن الأشخاص الذين فازوا بالجائزة اليوم هم أشخاص ألزموا أنفسهم بتحطيم الحدود بين الناس وهم يرون بعضهم البعض عبر مُثُل التعاون والازدهار المشترك لخلق عالم أفضل يسوده السلام معًا “.

تكتشف جائزة سونهاك للسلام وتمنح جائزة كل سنتين لعدد من الأفراد والمنظمات التي ساهمت في تحقيق السلام والرخاء للأجيال المقبلة. تعتبر الجائزة التي تبلغ قيمتها مليون دولار أميركي أكبر جائزة فردية في العالم. سيتلقى الفائز بجائزة المؤسسين 500،000 دولار أميركي من أموال الجائزة. سيقام حفل توزيع الجوائز في كنتيكس في سيول، كوريا الجنوبية، في 5 شباط/فبراير 2020.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_t8x78s4n/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

الاتصال:
يون جي كوي
لجنة جائزة سونهاك للسلام
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BD187 m of exports of national origins in August

Manama, The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) issued its foreign trade report for August 2019 which encompasses data on the balance of trade, imports, exports (National Origin) and re-exports.

The value of imports decreased by 3% as it reached BD391 million during August of 2019 compared to BD404 million for the same month of the previous year. The top 10 countries accounted for 63% of the imports value, with China ranking first with imports to Bahrain totaling BD45 million; United Kingdom was second with BD29 million whereas the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranked third with BD28 million.

Non- agglomerated iron ores and concentrates emerged as the top product imported into Bahrain with a total value of BD38 million, while the turbo jets of a thrust were second with a value of BD29 million and aluminum oxide third with a value of BD20 million during August 2019.

The value of the exports of national origin increased by 2% as it reached BD187 million during August 2019 compared to BD184 million for the same month of the previous year. The top 10 countries in terms of the value of exports of national origin accounted for 78% of the total value.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was ranked first for receiving exports of national origin from Bahrain with BD36-million of exports, the United State of America was second with BD20 million and China came in third place with BD19 million. Agglomerated iron ores and concentrates emerged as the top products exported in August of 2019 with BD37 million; unwrought aluminum not alloyed were second with a value of BD29 million while unwrought aluminum alloys stood in third place with BD14 million.

With regards to the re-exports, the total value of re-exports increased by 67% as it reached BD55 million during August of 2019 compared to BD33 million for the same month of the previous year. The top 10 countries accounted for 89% of the re-exported value. The United Arab Emirates was ranked first with BD22 million, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was second with BD13 million, and China as the third with BD5 million.

Four-wheel drive cars emerged as the top product re-exported from Bahrain with BD10.9 million, gold ingots came in second place with BD10.7 million, and waste and scrap of platinum and concentrates came as the third product with BD3 million.

The trade balance, difference between exports and imports, recorded a deficit totaling BD149 million during August of 2019 compared to BD187 million for the same month of the previous year, a decrease of 20%.

Note: These preliminary data sources have been attained from customs affairs and any additional information are by the Bahrain open data portal www.data.gov.bh.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

UAE leaders congratulate King of Lesotho on Independence Day.

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to King Letsie III of Lesotho on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day, which is marked on 4th October.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, dispatched similar messages to King Letsie and to the country’s Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, on the occasion.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ashghal Opens the Tilted Intersection to Traffic

The Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ announces the opening of the Tilted Intersection on Friday 4 October 2019 to traffic, as part of Khalifa Avenue project works, in the presence of HE the Chairman of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) Mohamed bin Hamoud al-Shafi, Eng. Yousef Abdulrahman Al Emadi, Projects Affairs Director at Ashghal ,Brigadier Mohamed Marafi, Director of Traffic Engineering and Safety Department at the General Directorate of Traffic and Bader Darwish, Highway Project Department Manager along with a number of engineers from Ashghal and the Contracting Company.

The Tilted Intersection is a main link that connects between Al Gharrafa, Huwar Street, Al Luqta Street and Khalifa Avenue to integrate with the tilted intersection which connects Al Gharrafa Street and Huwar Street with a length of 2.7 kilometer which will significantly reduce traffic congestion and travel time for road users heading to Doha, Al Gharrafa, Al Rayyan and Al Luqta, and facilitate the access to Gharrafat Al Rayyan, Bani Hajer and Dukhan.

With these openings, those coming from Al Shamal Road heading to Al Rayyan and Qatar Foundation can use the new tunnel and intersection across Al Gharrafa Street and Huwar Street without the need to use 22 February Street and avoid congestion there.

The openings also serve traffic to Education City Stadium, which will open at the end of this year and will host the semi-finals and final of the FIFA World Club Cup organized by Qatar.

The intersection will facilitate the access to several vital facilities in the area such as Sidra Medicine, Qatar National Convention Center, Qatar Foundation and Education City.

The Tilted Intersection includes a signalized roundabout, which is a different design from the usual roundabouts. The new design of the roundabout will have Khalifa Avenue main free flow traffic pass through it, similar to Gharrafat Al Rayyan Interchange to facilitate traffic and to serve as a link between Doha, Dukhan, Al Gharrafa and Al Rayyan.

Moreover, the number of lanes at the new intersection has been increased, with three main lanes in each direction and two service lanes to accommodate approximately 8,500 vehicles.

Intersection and Tunnel Beautification Works

The Public Works Authority has been keen to set up landscape and beautification works at the Tilted Intersection and a tunnel as part of the country’s plan to beautify the streets and part of Khalifa Avenue project works.

On this occasion, HE the Chairman of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) Mohamed bin Hamoud al-Shafi expressed his happiness in opening the Tilted Intersection, pointing that the opening of the tunnel and intersection in one month shows the keenness of Ashghal to complete the project works as soon as possible.

HE the Chairman of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) explained that these openings mainly serve the residents of Al Gharrafa, Al Luqta and Al Rayyan, as well as the surrounding vital facilities such as Qatar Foundation, Education City, Sidra Medicine and others.

Yousef Al Emadi, Projects Affairs Director at Ashghal, said that Ashghal recently completed a number of openings on the Khalifa Road project to reach 92% of the completed works, noting that Ashghal was keen to maintain the symbolism of the intersection by keeping the intersection relatively tilted as it used to be.

Al Emadi hinted that Ashghal seeks to complete the work of Khalifa Avenue project works by next year after the completion of the rest of the intersections and beautification works on the road.

For his part, Brigadier Mohamed Marafi, Director of Traffic Engineering and Safety Department at the General Directorate of Traffic, said that the opening of the Tilted Intersection will improve traffic in directions whether it’s from Al Gharrafa Street, Huwar Street, Al Luqta Street or Khalifa Avenue Road.

He noted that the new design of the intersection will achieve a smooth traffic flow and reduce travel time, especially after the opening of the Tilted Intersection, which opened in early September, where it provides a free traffic flow between Al Gharrafa and Al Rayyan.

Directions of Tilted Intersection

Road users on Al Luqta Street will have to use the main road passing through the roundabout to go to Dukhan and vice versa. As for the road users on Al Luqta Street heading north towards Al Gharrafa or South towards Al Rayyan, will have to use the service lanes, take the roundabout and follow the signs to reach their destinations.

Khalifa Avenue Milestones

The Public Works Authority has completed the asphalt works on Al Luqta main road which consists of four lanes in each direction from the east of Tilted Intersection until west of Al Wajbah Interchange.

In addition to the opening, Ashghal has opened the two �way parallel service roads, which connects major facilities such as Qatar Foundation, Sidra Medicine and Qatar National Convention Centre.

The Public Works Authority has opened important sections of Khalifa Avenue Project, such as significant sections of the vital three-level Bani Hajer interchange. The interchange which replaced the previous roundabout accommodates approximately 1,500 vehicles per hour and provides free traffic flow movements and is a key access to Dukhan Road, Al Luqta Street and Al Rayyan Road, as well as the residential areas around such as Bani Hajer, Al Rayyan, Gharrafat Al Rayyan and Al Gharrafa. The intersection is comprised of two bridges, two underpasses, three ramps (right turn exits) and two loops to provide connectivity in all directions. Upon completion, the interchange will boast a unique 300-meter multipurpose bridge, the first of its kind in Qatar, along with cycle and pedestrian paths.

It is important to note that Ashghal has completed 92% of construction works on Khalifa Avenue Project, which is scheduled to be completed in Q3 2020. Upon completion, the project will deliver approximately 11.6 km of dual carriageway with four lanes in each direction besides seven major interchanges, service roads along the carriageway, in addition to cycle, pedestrian and camel paths which will be on the south side of Al Luqta Street.

Source: Ashghal

Barshim wins High Jump gold at World Athletics Championships

DOHA, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim sent the crowd wild on Friday winning the men’s high jump title at the World Athletics Championships.

The Qatari athlete defended the title he won in London back in 2017.

Barshim took the gold medal with a jump of 2.37 metres but he didn’t break the world record again.

Mikhail Akimenko claimed the silver medal with 2.35m and Ilya Ivanyuk won the bronze with 2.35m

Barshim was congratulated by HE President of the Qatar Olympic Committee Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, who is the Chairman of the organizing committee. Barshim then toured the stadium to greet the fans that came to support him at Khalifa International Stadium.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee

Qatar’s gold hopes rest on Mutaz Essa Barshim

DOHA, Qatar will be hoping for their first gold at Doha World Championships when Mutaz Essa Barshim competes in the high jump final at the Khalifa International Stadium on Friday.

Mutaz, sidelined for almost a year after suffering an ankle injury in 2018 July at Gyulai Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, moved into the final without much trouble on Tuesday with his season’s best of 2.29m, but he will have to improve upon that performance to defend his world title.

At the London Worlds, the 28-year-old had not found his roaring form which he was in before he got injured, but he still managed to win gold with relative ease with an effort of 2.35, and a repeat of that performance is all he needs on Friday.

The Olympic silver medallist, as always, was confident about his chances.

I am happy with the start, no complaints. Hopefully, I can come back on Friday and do my best,” said Mutaz after Tuesday’s qualifying round.

It is home and I feel really good jumping. Today was very important for me because I was pushing myself the whole season to jump well at home. Despite the fact that people are sometimes very critical, I am happy to compete here and, hope to come back in the final and do the hard job,” he said.

For Mutaz, who has been aggressively chasing Cuban Javier Sotomayor’s world record of 2.45 � he got injured while going for a 2.46 attempt after clearing 2.43 � the main fight is against himself as his rivals do not have any chance of catching him if he is in form and full fitness.

Neutral athletes Ilya Ivanyuk, 2.33 and Mikhail Akimenko, who both cleared 2.29 all the heights are ready to pounce if Mutaz does not find his rhythm while a host of others including Yu Wang of China and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy would also be considering themselves as clear medal contenders. Majd Eddin Ghazal of Syria and Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine, who both had fought hard with Mutaz in the past, disappointed.

Mutaz knows he is not at his best and the trick for him is to get the maximum without putting too much pressure on himself as the Olympics is just around the corner.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee