IDCC marks World Diabetes Day with children in Jeddah

A children’s corner at the event.
Updated 22 November 2017
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IDCC marks World Diabetes Day with children in Jeddah

The International Diabetes Care Center (IDCC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, recently organized an open day to increase awareness about diabetes among children.
The event, held under the slogan “Thanks My Family,” saw children express gratitude to their families.
The event is part of the awareness drive undertaken by the center to mark World Diabetes Day, which was observed on Nov. 14.
The activity took place in Boulevard, Jeddah, and included blood sugar tests, recreational activities such as painting and sports, and awareness campaigns about the identification of diabetes symptoms, diagnosis and prevention methods.
A children’s corner saw the little ones tell “Filfil Sukkar” stories while another corner encouraged them to show their artistic talents with the help of professional painter Ula Hijazi.
Mohamed Saidi, director general of Boulevard, said: “We believe that every individual has a role to play in society, for his/her family and enterprise. To realize this principle, we are proud to host this activity in cooperation with the International Diabetes Care Center. This event is in addition to the activities and events that Boulevard organizes, which are in line with our social responsibility policy.”
Wid Al-Harthy, founder of IDCC, highlighted the center’s keenness to observe the day on a yearly basis. “The objective is to raise awareness among diabetic children and their families through the programs set for the day,” she added.
Al-Harthy said the event is in line with the growing international interest in diabetes prevalence among adults in general, and children in particular. It also comes within the framework of the Saudi Ministry of Health’s awareness campaigns, she said.
In 2013, it was estimated that almost 382 million people suffer from diabetes and Saudi Arabia was among the top 10 countries of the world with the highest prevalence.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.