Winners of global tolerance award revealed in UAE
Dubai: Three individuals each won Dh1 million in the first-ever ‘Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award’ during a ceremony at Dubai Opera on Wednesday.Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Media Council, and Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, presented the awards, organised by Dubai-based International Institute for Tolerance (IIT).The ceremony awarded the three categories of human thought, literary creativity, visual arts. Two new categories, of youth projects and new media, will be awarded in the next cycle, in 2022, as the award wi...
NGOs to present activist with award for fighting slavery in Mauritania
A coalition of 25 NGOs will present Biram Dah Abeidwith the Courage Award on Tuesday at the 12th annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy for fighting throughout his life to ending slavery in his country of Mauritania, the summit said in a statement.The award will be presented in Geneva days before Mauritania joins the UN Human Rights Councilon Monday.Abeid, a descendant of former slaves who has been dubbed "the Nelson Mandela of Mauritania," is the founder of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA), and has mobilized tens of thousands of his countrymen ...
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All-Star MVP award renamed in honor of Kobe Bryant
All-Star MVP award renamed in honor of Kobe BryantLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – February 16, 2020 – 10:09amMANILA, Philippines — The NBA All-Star game MVP award will be renamed the “Kobe Bryant MVP award” in honor of the late cager.In an All-Star weekend abound with tributes to the Los Angeles star, the award — which he won a record-tying four times in his career — is now named after him.Apart from the renaming of the award, the format of the NBA All-Star game was also tweaked to become a tribute for Bryant.A “target score” in an untimed fourth quarter of the All-Star game will be a nod to Bry...
Express e-commerce delivery firm wins customer award
E-COMMERCE delivery company J&T Express was named Best Newcomer of the Year in the courier services industry at the recently concluded National Customers’ Choice Awards held at Diamond Hotel Philippines. “We are honored and humbled by this recognition. This award has proven to us that all our efforts in making J&T Express worthy of such an acknowledgement was worth it,” said Dean Ding, chief executive officer of J&T Express Philippines.“We owe this to our loyal customers, partners and online resellers who trust us to be a part of their business success,” he added.The National Customers’ Choice...
Nikki Haley to be presented with Emet award
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) will present the Emet Award to former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for standing up for human rights and for battling oppressive regimes.Throughout her term, Haley was critical towards human rights violators, pushing against oppressive regimes in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Russia.Similarly, Haleypromoted closer ties between the United States and its longstanding Western allies, while also fighting the anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. Her role as the US representative to the UN Security Council was espe...
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French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row
Paris (AFP) - France's Cesar Academy, which awards its version of the Oscars, was in crisis Friday after its entire board resigned, overwhelmed by a series of rows that have infuriated both women's activists and industry insiders.The mass resignation came two weeks ahead of the their gala awards ceremony and just days after more than 200 leading film actors, producers and directors demanded "profound reform" of the industry."To honour those men and women who made cinema happen in 2019, to find calm and ensure that the festival of film remains just that, a festival, the board... has unanimously...
French Oscars academy board resigns after Polanksi row
Paris (AFP) - The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France's equivalent of the Oscars, resigned Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after more than 200 actors, producers, directors and movie personalities demanded "profound reform".The academy had come under fire after Roman Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy" topped the list of nominations for this year's Cesar awards, which will be handed out on February 28.Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since 1978 and is persona non grata in Hollywood."To honour those men a...
Council boss bags nursing man of the year award
The registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Alhaji Faruk Umar Abubakar has been conferred with the ‘2019 Nurse of the Year Award’ by Nursing World Nigeria.Abubakar who has clinched the award for the third year running was recognized for his leadership and outstanding contributions to nursing in the country.Since his appointment three years ago, he has ensued nursing education reforms, accreditation of more nursing institutions, registration of nurses and midwives, production of licenses , induction of foreign trained nurses and provision of requisite infrastructure, among ot...
Henderson deserves Premier League Player of the Year award - Robertson
Andy Robertson believes that Liverpoolcaptain Jordan Henderson is the ‘leading candidate’ to win this season's Premier League Player of the Year award.The Scot feels that his team-mate and skipper deserves more recognition as one of the country’s best players, and says Henderson is one of the main reasons behind the Reds' recent success.Liverpool have won 24 of their 25 league games this season, drawing the other, ensuring Jurgen Klopp’s side have generated a 22-point gap at the top of the table.They have scored 60 goals and boast the best defensive record in the league, with just 15 goals con...
FUDMA gets N3b Medical, Engineering faculties
The Federal University Dutsinma (FUDMA) has flagged off the construction of N3 billion school of Medical Science College and Faculty of Engineering being sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) at the cost of N3 billion.The Ag. Vice Chancellor of the university, Dr Babangida Dangani said the construction of the medical science college will gulp the sum of N2 billion, while that of engineering will cost N1.02 billion.According to him, the award of contracts for the projects followed all due processes.“This is a unique and epoch event in the history of the university as the esta...