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The first property from progressive new hotel brand, SALT, will open in Mauritius on 1 November 2018

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 October 2018, (AETOSWire): Newly launched hotel brand, SALT, today announces its first property, the 59-key SALT of Palmar that will open on the east coast of Mauritius on 1 November 2018. A humanistic approach to hospitality for the culturally curious traveller, SALT takes its guests to people - not just places - connecting them to locals and their way of life, placing them in the action, not just beside it. SALT’s creator and CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones, comments, “When deciding on the location for our very first SALT hotel it had to be Mauritius. An exotic, volcanic beauty drenched in history and modern culture, Mauritius has much to offer beyond its picture-perfect beaches, and its people are some of the most welcoming and passionate I have ever met. It’s a destination ripe for exploration too often overlooked by those who think it’s just for lazing on a beach. SALT of Palmar will be a gateway for discovering the real Mauritius, designed to disrupt those preconceived notions and attract a different type of traveller to the island.”

 

SALT guests will be immersed into the heart of Mauritian life, with the opportunity to connect directly with locals via Skill Swap. This means they exchange their time, talent & skills to the local people. Guests of SALT can also join our local suppliers and see their work or passion. From pottery with Janine at her Pamplemousses studio or early morning fishing with Kishor, to coaching the local football team with Fabrice or basket weaving with Mrs Bulleeram in Brisée Verdière – SALT has friends doing incredible things all over the island and guests are invited to share their passion.

 

In fact, every day is learning day at SALT, and the hotel’s local team and network of experts will show guests how they do things differently. Fancy helping out on the SALT Farm? Learning how to cook Mauritian Chicken Curry with our chefs? Mastering the maravanne rattle and moutia drum? Just sign up at the chill-out area.

 

Every guest will receive a copy of  THIS IS MAURITIUS – a new guidebook created by the talented locals who know the people and places that make the island tick. Maps, local SIM cards and the SALT app unearth the local knowledge on hidden gems. The hotel’s fleet of cool convertibles or bikes can be hired to explore nearby villages, temples and markets.

 

Recognizing the strong connections between people, plate and planet, and the fact that our food choices have a major impact on the health of the environment and our guests, SALT is committed towards Good, Clean and Fair food. Whilst our chefs are committed members of Slow Food International and part of Slow Food Chefs Alliance, Salt of Palmar is working closely with Slow Food International and Earth Markets Mauritius, their local official representative. SALT adheres to Slow Food Travel promoting ecotourism and providing all our guests a culinary journey, full of stories, traditions, flavours, and craftsmanship.

 

The  food philosophy will be fresh, local, homemade, seasonal and zero waste - simplicity is the key ingredient. With not a buffet in sight, the team of all-Mauritian chefs will design the daily-changing menus around whatever the farmers, fishermen and growers bring in that day. The on-site bakery will produce tempting bread, pastries, home-roasted African coffee, local teas and tropical juices. Artisan pickled vegetables and preserved fruits are sourced exclusively from local, organic farms; all made in small batches using only seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the kitchen, we look to simple, ancient cooking methods. The wok, the tandoor oven and the charcoal grill are the trinity, whilst smoking anything and everything to release and enhance flavours. Fresh fish reach the kitchen every morning within hours of being caught. And the SALT Farm, which cultivates hydroponic fruit and vegetables, will supply most other produce. Run in conjunction with Island Bio, a local NGO dedicated to empowering those in need via skill building programmes and training in agro-culture, the SALT Farm is a partnership based on a shared belief that fresh, high-quality food is the right of everyone.

 

SALT of Palmar will pulse to the rhythm of sega music, with up and coming local artists performing at the resort. Giving Mauritian artists a platform to reach an international audience. The hotel library will be the place to relax and explore, curated by a team of local authors who handpick the very best Mauritius- related literature, from fact to fiction, fantasy to folklore.

 

The SALT EQUILIBRIUM will come complete with a salt room, five treatment rooms and a team of local therapists offering a pick and mix of salt-based treatments to energise, relax, detoxify and rejuvenate. And a community of shared interests is just waiting to be created as guests come together for The Sunrise Run Club, sunrise salutations on the beach, meditation at Brahmakumari, dawn photography tour, hike & bike, yoga at the SALT Farm Shala and many more.

 

Guests can be confident that sustainability and environmental consciousness is at the core of the hotel. Simply by staying, they contribute to protecting and empowering local communities, creating opportunity and employment, and preserving the environment via the single-use plastic, bio-farming and zero-waste policy. The hotel will run regular beach clean ups, a farming school and ongoing training sessions for the community, all of which are open to guest participation.

 

The SALT of Palmar building is an iconic edifice that leads straight onto Palmar beach originally designed in 2005 by revered Mauritian architect, Maurice Giraud. It will house 59 rooms all overlooking sea, garden or the 25-metre lap pool, and is being transformed by Mauritian architect Jean Francois Adam in collaboration with French designer Camille Walala. Well-loved for her bold tribal pop style and show- stopping spaces, Walala scoured the island for inspiration and talent to cherry pick the very best local craftspeople to design bespoke pieces for the project to create a space that introduces a fresh, playful design concept to the island without distracting from its breath taking beach location and surrounding nature. Local will be found in every nook and cranny – from the homespun ceramics in the restaurant to the handwoven beach bags and all-natural toiletries in every room.

 

Mauritian General Manager, Raj Reedoy, commented, “SALT of Palmar is Mauritius’ most exciting new opening, but not just for visitors. Stripping out the formalities between guests and team members, the hotel has already brought together a diverse community of local people who feel so proud to be part of a Mauritian-run hotel that will truly champion the culture and heritage of their country. We are looking forward to opening the doors to the very best of Mauritius for our guests.”

 

The first property from progressive new hotel brand, SALT, will open in Mauritius on 1 November 2018

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 October 2018, (AETOSWire): Newly launched hotel brand, SALT, today announces its first property, the 59-key SALT of Palmar that will open on the east coast of Mauritius on 1 November 2018. A humanistic approach to hospitality for the culturally curious traveller, SALT takes its guests to people - not just places - connecting them to locals and their way of life, placing them in the action, not just beside it. SALT’s creator and CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones, comments, “When deciding on the location for our very first SALT hotel it had to be Mauritius. An exotic, volcanic beauty drenched in history and modern culture, Mauritius has much to offer beyond its picture-perfect beaches, and its people are some of the most welcoming and passionate I have ever met. It’s a destination ripe for exploration too often overlooked by those who think it’s just for lazing on a beach. SALT of Palmar will be a gateway for discovering the real Mauritius, designed to disrupt those preconceived notions and attract a different type of traveller to the island.”

 

SALT guests will be immersed into the heart of Mauritian life, with the opportunity to connect directly with locals via Skill Swap. This means they exchange their time, talent & skills to the local people. Guests of SALT can also join our local suppliers and see their work or passion. From pottery with Janine at her Pamplemousses studio or early morning fishing with Kishor, to coaching the local football team with Fabrice or basket weaving with Mrs Bulleeram in Brisée Verdière – SALT has friends doing incredible things all over the island and guests are invited to share their passion.

 

In fact, every day is learning day at SALT, and the hotel’s local team and network of experts will show guests how they do things differently. Fancy helping out on the SALT Farm? Learning how to cook Mauritian Chicken Curry with our chefs? Mastering the maravanne rattle and moutia drum? Just sign up at the chill-out area.

 

Every guest will receive a copy of  THIS IS MAURITIUS – a new guidebook created by the talented locals who know the people and places that make the island tick. Maps, local SIM cards and the SALT app unearth the local knowledge on hidden gems. The hotel’s fleet of cool convertibles or bikes can be hired to explore nearby villages, temples and markets.

 

Recognizing the strong connections between people, plate and planet, and the fact that our food choices have a major impact on the health of the environment and our guests, SALT is committed towards Good, Clean and Fair food. Whilst our chefs are committed members of Slow Food International and part of Slow Food Chefs Alliance, Salt of Palmar is working closely with Slow Food International and Earth Markets Mauritius, their local official representative. SALT adheres to Slow Food Travel promoting ecotourism and providing all our guests a culinary journey, full of stories, traditions, flavours, and craftsmanship.

 

The  food philosophy will be fresh, local, homemade, seasonal and zero waste - simplicity is the key ingredient. With not a buffet in sight, the team of all-Mauritian chefs will design the daily-changing menus around whatever the farmers, fishermen and growers bring in that day. The on-site bakery will produce tempting bread, pastries, home-roasted African coffee, local teas and tropical juices. Artisan pickled vegetables and preserved fruits are sourced exclusively from local, organic farms; all made in small batches using only seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the kitchen, we look to simple, ancient cooking methods. The wok, the tandoor oven and the charcoal grill are the trinity, whilst smoking anything and everything to release and enhance flavours. Fresh fish reach the kitchen every morning within hours of being caught. And the SALT Farm, which cultivates hydroponic fruit and vegetables, will supply most other produce. Run in conjunction with Island Bio, a local NGO dedicated to empowering those in need via skill building programmes and training in agro-culture, the SALT Farm is a partnership based on a shared belief that fresh, high-quality food is the right of everyone.

 

SALT of Palmar will pulse to the rhythm of sega music, with up and coming local artists performing at the resort. Giving Mauritian artists a platform to reach an international audience. The hotel library will be the place to relax and explore, curated by a team of local authors who handpick the very best Mauritius- related literature, from fact to fiction, fantasy to folklore.

 

The SALT EQUILIBRIUM will come complete with a salt room, five treatment rooms and a team of local therapists offering a pick and mix of salt-based treatments to energise, relax, detoxify and rejuvenate. And a community of shared interests is just waiting to be created as guests come together for The Sunrise Run Club, sunrise salutations on the beach, meditation at Brahmakumari, dawn photography tour, hike & bike, yoga at the SALT Farm Shala and many more.

 

Guests can be confident that sustainability and environmental consciousness is at the core of the hotel. Simply by staying, they contribute to protecting and empowering local communities, creating opportunity and employment, and preserving the environment via the single-use plastic, bio-farming and zero-waste policy. The hotel will run regular beach clean ups, a farming school and ongoing training sessions for the community, all of which are open to guest participation.

 

The SALT of Palmar building is an iconic edifice that leads straight onto Palmar beach originally designed in 2005 by revered Mauritian architect, Maurice Giraud. It will house 59 rooms all overlooking sea, garden or the 25-metre lap pool, and is being transformed by Mauritian architect Jean Francois Adam in collaboration with French designer Camille Walala. Well-loved for her bold tribal pop style and show- stopping spaces, Walala scoured the island for inspiration and talent to cherry pick the very best local craftspeople to design bespoke pieces for the project to create a space that introduces a fresh, playful design concept to the island without distracting from its breath taking beach location and surrounding nature. Local will be found in every nook and cranny – from the homespun ceramics in the restaurant to the handwoven beach bags and all-natural toiletries in every room.

 

Mauritian General Manager, Raj Reedoy, commented, “SALT of Palmar is Mauritius’ most exciting new opening, but not just for visitors. Stripping out the formalities between guests and team members, the hotel has already brought together a diverse community of local people who feel so proud to be part of a Mauritian-run hotel that will truly champion the culture and heritage of their country. We are looking forward to opening the doors to the very best of Mauritius for our guests.”

 

Rates start from $200 per double room per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

For more information, visit  www.saltresorts.com

Editors Notes:

The Lux Collective

The Lux Collective is a global hotel operator of own brands and managed properties: LUX*, SALT, Tamassa & Café LUX*. Successful hospitality experiences don’t happen by accident - they are created through hard work, passion and the collaboration of a lot of people with diverse skills. The Lux Collective work together with some of the most passionate and creative thinkers and doers.  Together with their team members, stakeholders, vendors and partners they create and deliver some of the leading hospitality experiences in the world. The Lux Collective always puts people first and stays true to its values of being passionate, responsible and innovative in all that they do.

 

SALT Resorts

SALT is a humanistic approach to hospitality created by The Lux Collective in September 2018, connecting modern explorers with meaningful travel experiences. Spearheaded by hospitality visionary and CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones, SALT introduces a new breed of hospitality for the culturally curious. Devoted to the wonder of all things local and sustainable, SALT resorts take guests to people - not just places. It reveals to guests the beating heart of destinations and their communities and get them out there exploring it – the SALT way. The Lux Collective is committed to sprinkling salt all over the world: - Coming soon – SALT of Palmar, Mauritius (01 November 2018) and Salt of Wolong, Sichuan, China (2020) - An exciting boutique resort on the edge of the wild panda reserve.

 

Paul Jones (Chief Executive Officer)

Although he has spent five decades in hospitality, Paul Jones continues to infuse every day with passion & drive to achieve so much more in providing authentic experiences for world travellers. Prior to life at The Lux Collective, he was President of One&Only, where he was instrumental in successfully launching and growing the brand globally. Paul joined The Lux Collective in 2010, where he quickly established his mark as charismatic leader with a unique and passionate approach to hospitality management. He is all about the people, the culture, and the service. Paul directly oversees the company’s strategic direction, spearheading the collective’s global development plans. He is perso nally involved in every aspect of the business, ensuring that the concept development of each new brand and property is as disruptive and relevant as it can be. He is recognised as a leading figure in the establishment and development of the hotel and tourism industry in Mauritius having worked on the island for over 30 years, and was conferred the Dignity of Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Paul has also been awarded one of the highest honours by the President of the Comoros, the Cheval ier de L’Etoile d’Anjouan, for his significant contribution to the growth and development of the hotel and tourism sector in the Comoros.

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Rates start from $200 per double room per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

For more information, visit  www.saltresorts.com

Editors Notes:

The Lux Collective

The Lux Collective is a global hotel operator of own brands and managed properties: LUX*, SALT, Tamassa & Café LUX*. Successful hospitality experiences don’t happen by accident - they are created through hard work, passion and the collaboration of a lot of people with diverse skills. The Lux Collective work together with some of the most passionate and creative thinkers and doers.  Together with their team members, stakeholders, vendors and partners they create and deliver some of the leading hospitality experiences in the world. The Lux Collective always puts people first and stays true to its values of being passionate, responsible and innovative in all that they do.

 

SALT Resorts

SALT is a humanistic approach to hospitality created by The Lux Collective in September 2018, connecting modern explorers with meaningful travel experiences. Spearheaded by hospitality visionary and CEO of The Lux Collective, Paul Jones, SALT introduces a new breed of hospitality for the culturally curious. Devoted to the wonder of all things local and sustainable, SALT resorts take guests to people - not just places. It reveals to guests the beating heart of destinations and their communities and get them out there exploring it – the SALT way. The Lux Collective is committed to sprinkling salt all over the world: - Coming soon – SALT of Palmar, Mauritius (01 November 2018) and Salt of Wolong, Sichuan, China (2020) - An exciting boutique resort on the edge of the wild panda reserve.

 

Paul Jones (Chief Executive Officer)

Although he has spent five decades in hospitality, Paul Jones continues to infuse every day with passion & drive to achieve so much more in providing authentic experiences for world travellers. Prior to life at The Lux Collective, he was President of One&Only, where he was instrumental in successfully launching and growing the brand globally. Paul joined The Lux Collective in 2010, where he quickly established his mark as charismatic leader with a unique and passionate approach to hospitality management. He is all about the people, the culture, and the service. Paul directly oversees the company’s strategic direction, spearheading the collective’s global development plans. He is perso nally involved in every aspect of the business, ensuring that the concept development of each new brand and property is as disruptive and relevant as it can be. He is recognised as a leading figure in the establishment and development of the hotel and tourism industry in Mauritius having worked on the island for over 30 years, and was conferred the Dignity of Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Paul has also been awarded one of the highest honours by the President of the Comoros, the Cheval ier de L’Etoile d’Anjouan, for his significant contribution to the growth and development of the hotel and tourism sector in the Comoros.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018—(AETOSWire): In a press conference held in Dubai, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced details of the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018) and the 3rd Dubai Solar Show. DEWA organises the two exhibitions at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 October 2018. WETEX 2018, under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ will be the biggest in the exhibition’s history, covering 78,413 square metres. It will host 2,100 exhibitors from 53 countries.

WETEX is the largest of its kind in the region and one of the biggest specialised exhibitions in the world. It has become an annual event for regional and international companies in the energy, water, clean energy, environment, oil, gas, green development, and related sectors, to showcase their solutions and products and discuss best practices, and latest technologies and innovation.

WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show provide companies with the opportunity to promote their products and services and meet officials and investors from around the world to make deals and establish partnerships. Exhibitors and visitors can explore the latest technologies in these vital sectors, as well as identify market needs and key current and future projects in the region, especially in light of the increasing adoption of clean and renewable energy in the UAE and the region.

Visitors can also benefit from the busy agenda of seminars, session, workshops and specialised events that host experts and specialists from around the world to discuss the development and adoption of solar energy in the region to achieve the sustainable development. A number of environmental activities and community activities to raise awareness on the importance of conserving energy, and promoting sustainable development and green economy also form part of the event.

Registration to visit WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show is free on www.wetex.ae

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, October 15,2018—(AETOSWire)-- The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted their 7th Commencement Ceremony in the presence of Ras Al Khaimah’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi.

The evening commenced with the arrival of Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi and the recitation of the Holy Quran by Mr. Masood Hafiz Abdus Sakur.

The commencement speeches of AURAK President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, and Valedictorian, Ms. Aisha El Allam, were all braided together with a common thread for the students: change the world. Professor Hassan initiated the weaving with his hopeful expectations, “Every one of you is about to set out to make your very own mark on the world and to change it in ways that we could never have imagined.” Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi continued in challenging the students, “We need you, our successors, to continue what we started; to build, to create, to invent, to discover, to push boundaries further...” Ms. Aisha El Allam then tied a ribbon around the message by offering her peers advice, “Don’t be afraid to change the world.”

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success, Professor Stephen Wilhite, then presented the graduates to President Hassan, and His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi awarded the 159 graduates with their degrees, 122 bachelor’s degrees and 37 master’s.  President Hassan ended the ceremony in giving the official proclamation of the conferral of degrees, solidifying their accomplishment. The rite was commemorated with a group photograph of Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi; Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi; President Hassan; Professor Wilhite; the deans; and the graduates.

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab of Emirates (UAE) is a government-owned institution of higher education which provides an integrated North American-style education. It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in UAE and offers a total of 22 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) awarded the institution candidacy status in July 2017.

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Keynote presentation by Joshua White, director for Policy and Analysis, The Sentry

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)-- Anti-money laundering (AML) professionals face a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment that continually requires new strategies to master. The ACAMS 9th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference—MENA will identify emerging financial crime threats and provide a blueprint for anti-money laundering professionals to adapt to an array of challenges. Centered on the theme “Embracing Change: Strategically Conquering New Compliance Complexities,” the conference takes place at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower in Dubai, UAE from 11–12 November 2018.

“Attendees will learn about the latest global and regional changes affecting MENA institutions,” said Kieran Beer, director of editorial content at ACAMS. “At a very practical level, anti-money laundering and AML professionals will hear how to manage a variety of compliance and sanctions challenges, including GDPR, trade-based money laundering, cryptocurrencies and regtech,” Beer added.

During the course of this two-day conference, the AML community has opportunities to connect with like-minded peers and participate in a variety of sessions. Conference sessions will address the day-to-day challenges AML officers in the MENA region are facing, including how they can improve the quality of their suspicious transaction reports, upgrade their transaction monitoring protocols and strengthen internal training.

The conference features a keynote presentation by Joshua White, director for Policy and Analysis at The Sentry, and a special presentation on innovations in public/private financial information sharing from Nick J. Maxwell, head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme, Royal United Services Institute.

Top thought-provoking sessions include:

  • Innovators Dilemma: Navigating the New AML Era of Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Fintech and Regtech
  • Sanctions: The Mounting Complexities—and Strategies to Manage Them
  • The GDPR Challenge: Protecting Data While Optimizing Financial Intelligence
  • Cybercrime Strategies: Protect and Detect, Respond and Recover
  • FinCEN’s CDD Final Rule: Impact on BRO and KYC Practices in the MENA Region

Speakers to include:

  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS
  • Mohamed Jawad Shalo, head of Financial Crime Prevention Unit, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Osama Abuljebain, head of compliance, Dubai South
  • Wael Saikaly, head of AML/CFT FATCA/CRS Department, Credit Libanais Group SAL
  • Waheed Rathore, chief compliance officer, Group Risk Management, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Zarina Karodia, regional and UAE head of anti-bribery and corruption, Financial Crime Compliance, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

For more information and to download a full conference schedule, visit https://www.acamsconferences.org/mena. The conference offers a certificate of participation and CAMS credits.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media may contact Kieran Beer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1 646.330.4866 for credentials to cover the conference or for login information to participate through the virtual conference option.

About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)

ACAMS is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries, with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit acams.org for more information.

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider, and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

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B.R.A -DAY- is celebrated globally on a large scale, and health experts in the UAE are hopeful that it will soon become an annual event in the country too

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2018, (AETOSWire): When a 40-year-old, Maryam, an Arab national was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer, she found herself in the hardest battle of her life. Maryam discovered her condition when she visited her doctor for a regular check-up. What came next, left her devastated. She was diagnosed with cancer, which dwelled in her for several months. To add to her woes, what came next was even more distressing. Her breast surgeon suggested a mastectomy - amputating the entire breast to treat the cancer. While the pain of cancer was not enough, the idea of having a mastectomy shattered the young woman. However, her breast surgeon told her about the possibilities of breast reconstruction surgery at CosmeSurge, which not only would complete her breast cancer treatment, would help her dramatically improve her confidence.

 

“When the young woman came to us for a consultation on breast reconstruction, she sounded apprehensive and nervous. But once informed and well educated, she opted for the reconstruction procedure which she has no regrets about,” said Dr Dora Evangelidou, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure used to improve reconstruct or recreate the shape of the breasts following mastectomy for breast cancer treatment. For cancer patients, this procedure provides the possibility of restoring the breasts to a natural and feminine shape and improving patients’ self-confidence. Breast reconstruction is among the most rewarding procedures post a mastectomy. Several studies indicate that breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s mood, feelings of attractiveness, relationships, and even success at work. Reconstruction can be done at a later date, however the trend in the western countries is to be performed at the same time with mastectomy. This not only allows for better aesthetic results but also it increases patient satisfaction rate and reduces physical and psychological downtime period. Patients don’t have to wake up anymore from breast cancer surgery and find themselves disfigured or amputated.  7 out of 10 Women with breast cancer in UK choose Immediate reconstruction and this can be achieved here in Dubai too, if we have a mandatory law that compels doctors to educate patients in advance.  

 

There many types of breast reconstruction but the one used more often in the whole world is the implant-based breast reconstruction.  “When this type is chosen, implants are used to reconstruct the breast mount where alternatively tissue from the same patient could be used instead of the implant.   It is a routine surgery and it usually adds less than one hour to a regular mastectomy surgery. Dr Dora Evangelidou is passionate about educating women regarding their reconstructive options and she stresses the importance of consulting a plastic surgeon with breast reconstruction experience as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is set.

 

While the young Arab woman had an opportunity to opt for this treatment, it has been noted that only not every woman is aware of the possibilities of reconstruction, and the many options that are available to them. Research indicates that less than a quarter (23 percent) of women know the wide range of breast reconstruction options available to them and only 22 percent of women are familiar with the quality of outcomes that can be expected with breast reconstruction.  

 

With so much information and so many options often going unseen by many women struggling post-mastectomy, events like Breast Reconstruction Awareness (B.R.A) Day have taken shape across the world. The very first B.R.A Day occurred in Canada in 2011 to promote awareness of breast reconstruction options to the general public, and Dr Dora as an ambassador of BRA day in Rome 2014 under the patronage of the Canadian embassy is keen to promote Breast Reconstruction awareness here in the Emirates as well. Doctors in the UAE are hopeful that Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day will soon become an annual event in the country too.

 

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2018, (AETOSWire): Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards.

JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays and laser treatments for hemorrhoids, thus the patient can go home or to work after 10 to 15 minutes of the treatment.

 The JCI is the United States-based highest gold standard for medical facility benchmarking. The JCI re-accreditation for JIMC comes in recognition of the facility’s finest medical service and guaranteed patient safety standards.  

Commenting on achieving the international accreditation, Dr. Jehad al Masri, managing Director of JIMC, said, “We are very honored to receive the JCI accreditation for the third time. Jehad International Medical Clinic continues to provide the highest standard of care for our patients and this re-accreditation is a testament to the work done by our team of health care professionals. Our vision is to become one of the top five specialized clinics in the UAE expanding the service through a network of satellite clinics across seven emirates.”

“We continued to raise the standards of medical practice at the clinic by ensuring the systems for auditing and benchmarking are in place to monitor, review and improve the quality of team work. Individual performance review and ongoing professional practice evaluation is carried out annually for the purpose of assessing a practitioner clinical competence and professional behavior,” he added.

“We have implemented a performance measurement mechanism for the improvement and accountability of patient safety. We have also taken effective initiatives to improve awareness of the staff on patient safety and risks, to ensure that the staff members deliver safe, high quality patient care and continue to minimize risks,” said Dr. Jehad.

According to him, clinical audits are part of the continuous quality improvement process focusing on specific issues or aspects of health care and clinical practice. It consists of measuring a clinical outcome or a process, against well-defined standards set on the principles of evidence-based medicine.

“The advantage of our treatment is that he/she needs not to take leave from work, doesn’t need any kind of preparation for the treatment. The treatment is also the safest and cost-effective without any requirement for hospitalization and general anesthesia. Even elderly patients or persons suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac problems can undergo the treatment. It takes only one session of 10 to 15 minutes, so the patients can go back directly to their normal activities without a recovery period,” Dr Jehad concluded.

JIMC delivers high quality, effective and compassionate care to our patients and ensure its staff has the necessary skillsets, composition, knowledge and training to actively lead and pursue quality and excellence in healthcare.  

JIMC offers diagnosis and treatment of internal and external hemorrhoids, chronic fissures, anal fistula, pilonidal sinus and excess hemorrhoidal skin tag.

About JIMC

Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), established in Dubai in 2000, is a general surgery clinic specializing in ano-rectal diseases such as hemorrhoids (internal and external), anal fistula & fissure, peri-rectal abscess, pilonidal cyst, genital warts and pruritus ani.

Established by internationally renowned surgeon Dr. Jehad al Masri, JIMC treated more than 40,000 ano-rectal cases with highly satisfactory results. Dr. Jehad is the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays and laser treatments for hemorrhoids, thus simplifying the whole process without the need for a conventional surgery allowing the patient to can go home or to work after 10 to 15 minutes of the treatment.

JIMC is a globally reputed clinic for painless, safe and effective non-surgical approach for anal disease treatment, catering to patients of different countries living in the UAE and arriving from other Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

*Source: AETOSWire

Money supply fell 0.3 percent in August: Central Bank of Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 11, (KUNA): Broad money supply (M2) declined by 0.3 percent in August compared with July, recording KD 37.9 billion ($125 billion), according to the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).

Private sector’s deposits with local banks in Kuwaiti dinars dropped by 0.5 percent in August to reach KD 33.5 billion (about $110 billion), the economic research department of CBK said in a statistical table, publicized on Thursday.

Deposits in foreign currencies rose one percent in August to KD 2.66 billion ($8.7 billion), bringing total private sector deposits to about KD 36.2 billion ($119.6 billion). Total balances of local banks’ demands on the central bank in Kuwaiti dinar, which is the bank’s July bonds, fell in August by 0.3 percent to reach KD 2.9 billion (some $9.6 billion) Local banks’ total assets fell 0.1 percent to KD 64.4 billion ($212 billion). Net foreign assets at local banks declined by one percent in August to KD 7.1 billion ($23 billion), while long-term deposits with the central bank declined by 1.7 percent in the same month to about KD 1.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

Balance of credit facilities for expatriates (the volume of bank credit granted) decreased by 0.1 percent in August from July’s level, reaching about KD 36.1 billion ($119 billion), while the average interest rate on treasury bills stood at oneyear high at 2.750 percent. Kuwait’s financing of imports declined 19.2 percent in August to reach KD 287 million ($947 million), while the average exchange rate of the US dollar against the dinar, also in August, rose 0.1 percent from July to 302.9 fils per dollar.

The central bank’s total value of assets fell by 0.4 percent in August to KD 10.5 billion ($34.3 billion), while CBK’s net foreign assets fell 0.4 percent to reach KD 10.1 billion ($33.3 billion).

Money supply is a term used to express the quantity and size of money traded in the economy and is divided into two main types of money supply in narrow sense (M1) and money supply in broad sense (M2). Narrow sense is a category of money supply that includes all physical money such as coins and currency, demand deposits and other liquid assets held by the central bank

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