Dar Al-Hekma University Model UN empowers youths

The four-day long DAHMUN hosted 280 young female students from across the university.
Updated 11 December 2017
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Dar Al-Hekma University Model UN empowers youths

The 8th Model United Nations (MUN) conference organized by Dar Al-Hekma University (DAHMUN) concluded on Wednesday. The theme of the event was “Beyond the havoc: Building a haven.”
The four-day long DAHMUN hosted 280 young female students from across the university who participated as role-play diplomats for member states of the UN in separate committees. The ceremony was inaugurated by chief guest Askar Mussinov, director of peace, security and mediation and conflict resolution unit at the OIC, in the presence of Sanaa Askool, dean of students, Chaman Rahim, adviser and founder, DAHMUN, and Aamna Ali, secretary general, DAHMUN.
The various committees that shed light on major issues included United Nations Institute for Disarmaments Research (UNIDIR), Security Council, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Historical Cabinet, Human Rights Council (HRC) and Poverty.
DAHMUN, the first MUN club in Saudi Arabia, has been arranging the conference since 2007 and now has over 150 members. It works for the development of intellectual as well as organizational capacity of the youth by promoting MUN conferences as a platform for diplomatic practice among the youth.
With a call to spread the message of peace and prosperity, the four-day DAHMUN conference ended with the delegates from the university preparing resolutions on the global potentials and challenges in achieving millennium development goals, security and economic growth. The final segment, an award ceremony, took place where teams comprising students of the university were awarded for excellence in different categories.


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.