Lacoste unveils new ‘life is a beutiful sport’ collection

Updated 11 June 2014
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Lacoste unveils new ‘life is a beutiful sport’ collection

An unprecedented event, reminiscent of 1,001 Nights, was held at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, where the most notorious crocodile in modern history (Lacoste) showcased its new spring and summer 2014 collection for women, men and children.
The Lacoste new season’s refined collection was labeled "Life is a beautiful sport" after the brand’s founder Rene Lacoste, who was a dedicated sportsman and a fervent supporter of sports activities throughout, in addition to being passionate about life, creativity and beauty …
The guests, who comprised VIPs and top media people, enjoyed an eye-catching and impressive fashion show, and savored simultaneously delightful canapes and beverages with an authentic French touch and savoir faire.
Lama Kanan, MENA marketing manager of Lacoste, said: “Our NSSC reflects the lively and bright colors of nature in spring and summer seasons, and pays tribute to the forthcoming football season 2014 in Brazil through a Special Rio line – conceived and designed with the modern and chic fashion lovers in mind.”
With 12 boutiques located at exclusive locations across the Kingdom, “Lacoste is gaining in reputation and popularity. Hence, we look toward further geographical extension and coverage on the short and the long terms,” Kanan added.


Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Updated 23 April 2019
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Pharmaceutical giant Allergan to train KSU pharmacy students

Global biopharmaceutical company Allergan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Saud University (KSU) that focuses on developing a robust student-exchange program by facilitating training opportunities for Saudi nationals.

The agreement was signed by Ramsey Morad, Allergan’s vice president for India, Middle East and Africa, and Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, dean of the College of Pharmacy at the university. The MoU is in line with the Kingdom’s overall efforts to drive more cooperation levels between the public and private sectors, with the underlying objective to integrate Saudi nationals into various fields within the health-care sector.

Under the agreement, Allergan will provide training courses on an annual basis for students at the College of Pharmacy as well as programs to develop their scientific and medical knowledge and align them to international industry best practices. Students will be assessed according to set parameters, and the top performers will earn an internship opportunity with the company

In addition, Allergan will run courses for faculty members at the College of Pharmacy with a focus on leadership skills.

Morad said: “We have used practical methods to express our commitment toward the Kingdom and toward the realization of Vision 2030. We are placing a very high emphasis on developing the local capabilities of Saudi nationals within the health-care sector, and this partnership with a leading university in the region is one of the steps we are taking. Saudi Arabia is at the heart of our operations in the region, and this MoU represents a key milestone in our efforts to attract the young minds of tomorrow and integrate them as core members of our Allergan team.” 

Al-Shamsan said: “We are proud to partner with Allergan to implement internationally recognized knowledge-based programs for the development of our students. With this MoU, we are focusing on the enhancement and development of the pharmaceutical sector across the Kingdom. We are guided by the mission to provide students experiences to learn from international best practices and, at the same time, work toward the improvement of the quality of the pharmaceutical sector in the Kingdom.”

Allergan said it is committed to a wide range of programs with health-care professionals, patients and national entities across the Kingdom. The company’s investments through its joint venture, Allergan Saudi Arabia, include the development of medical training centers focused on training health-care professionals in medical aesthetics.