Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Updated 22 August 2014
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Forum brings chocolate lovers, chocolatiers together

Just like the rest of the world, Jeddah savors chocolate, whether dark, light or nutty.
Talent Reunion is a lifestyle networking platform that organized a “chocolate innovation” event aimed at promoting chocolate products and shedding light on the skills of local chocolatiers. The event was held on Wednesday at Voila Chocolate Café in Jeddah.
It highlighted the environment in which chocolate products are made.
Several officials from different chocolate companies and chocolate enthusiasts attended the event to share their opinions and thoughts.
The participants believe such a networking platform brings members of the community together and discusses life-oriented themes that help in sharpening culture and social and professional aspects of life.
During the event, chocolate makers discussed common issues, such as how to improve their craft and think of ways to highlight locally made chocolate.
“It was fun to share ideas and come up with new creative techniques,” said one guest.
Conversation also brought up the health benefits of dark chocolate and which beverages go with which type of chocolate.
Nutella, being a part of the emerging culture, inevitably grabbed the limelight.
“The aim of this event was to help people see chocolate as more than a commodity,” said Yazan Jamous, founder of Talent Reunion.
“We want to spread awareness about the fact that chocolate can be diverse and different. Chocolate is a world by itself.”
“The event is a family-oriented gathering, where people meet in a healthy environment and share their thoughts and experiences. Topics spanned sports, coffee, shopping, travel, chocolate and many other interesting ideas,” he said.


Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

Updated 16 November 2018
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Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

  • A funeral prayer was held for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers
  • Another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer

JEDDAH: Funeral prayers were performed for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Friday.
The congregation prayed the absentee funeral prayers for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers, and another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer earlier in the day.
The prayers came a day after Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said it was seeking the death penalty for death five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 by a lethal injection after a struggle, and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Shalaan Al-Shalaan, deputy public prosecutor and spokesman, told reporters in Riyadh on Thursday.
The investigation into Khashoggi’s death will continue and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Thursday that the Kingdom is committed to holding those involved in the murder accountable through the judiciary.