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EDOF & CNN Join Forces for Highly Successful #MyFreedomDay

By StephenV, published on Mar 28, 2017

The Freedom Project is designed to raise global awareness about and ultimately end modern-day slavery. Just last week, this strategic partnership saw one of its biggest successes: #MyFreedomDay.

#MyFreedomDay was an initiative carried out by the CNN Freedom Project on March 14, 2017, to call attention to the problem of human trafficking, and by all measures it was a major victory for CNN and EDOF (The Essam and Dalal Obaid Foundation). As Tarek Obaid, founder of EDOF said, “The global engagement that we saw during the #MyFreedomDay project was astonishing. Students, journalists, activists,... (more)

Tags: edof, cnn freedom project, #myfreedomday, human slavery

Mansukh Patel, inspiring others to a healthier way of life

By StephenV, published on Mar 24, 2015

Dru Yoga is an ancient style of yoga that has been passed down through the generations and presented in a form that is very much applicable to modern lifestyle in the West. It was brought over from the East in the 1960s by Mansukh Patel, who had been raised in that tradition since birth.

“Dru comes from the Sanskrit word 'dhruva' which refers to the stillness that can be experienced through our practice of Dru Yoga. In this stillness we are able to sit back from anything that may be happening around us, however challenging, and act from a point of inner calm and clarity” explains Mansukh... (more)

Tags: health, yoga, lifestyle, mansukh patel

Patrick Mahony Mourns Leonard Nimoy

By StephenV, published on Mar 1, 2015

Patrick Mahony, former scientific consultant for several notable sci-fi productions is “deeply saddened by the loss of an exceptional individual who marked an entire generation”.

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who interpreted the famous Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series passed away last Friday. He was admitted to a hospital Thursday 19 February as he suffered from strong chest pains. He was 83 years old.

As recounted by Patrick Mahony, Leonard Nimoy’s career was profoundly highlighted by Mr. Spock’s character, which he played once again in the latest Star Trek movies. The Vulcan... (more)

Tags: star trek, sci-fi, patrick mahony, leonard nimoy

Jürg Stäubli : A Swiss bank opens in Kyrgyzstan

By StephenV, published on Feb 26, 2015

On September 10, 2014, the Swiss businessman Jürg Stäubli inaugurated the first Swiss bank in the history of Kyrgyzstan. This venture finds its origins in a tender made by the Kyrgyz government for the privatization of a state-owned bank called Kyrgyzdyikanbank. It was Jürg Stäubli’s company, Petram Finance that won the tender to create what would become the Kyrgyz-Swiss Bank. Things will fall into place quickly and the arrival of a new player in the local banking sector, especially Swiss-owned, seemed to be very welcomed by Kyrgyz senior officials.

Shamil Imanaliev, who chairs the board... (more)

Tags: bank, jürg stäubli, swiss, kyrgyzstan

PetroSaudi and Ghana Working Towards Deal

By StephenV, published on Feb 24, 2015

The Ghanaian government is studying the possibility of entering a joint venture project with PetroSaudi, a Saudi Arabian company active in the Oil and Gas industry. The plan, said Patrick Mahony of PetroSaudi, is to improve the overall efficiency and output of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

The deal, once completed, would fine-tune the operations of TOR in a comprehensive manner, from processes to management.

In response to a question from a Ghana MP enquiring about whether TO is functioning at its full capacity, Mr. Jinapor replied that company is not currently at maximum capacity... (more)

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