Swatch launches Spring-Summer 2018 collection

Designs from the Spring-Summer 2018 collection
Updated 16 December 2017
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Swatch launches Spring-Summer 2018 collection

Swatch has introduced its Spring-Summer 2018 collection, which dives into the Swiss watchmaker’s DNA. Spring and summer are all about the outdoors, and Swatch takes the party from the garden to the street before heading to the beach. Created with a glance at the past, the brand’s newest styles reinterpret its design icons with inspiration from the latest trends.
Swatch released the following guide on the three themes of the collection:
Brit-in: At a fantasy picnic, floral patterns are in full bloom, exotic frill meets daringly dashing and 5 o’clock calls for tea. The Brit-in collection takes the best quintessential elements of British culture and recreates them with modish motifs and a little tongue-in-cheek humor that is understood around the world. Keep calm and wear Swatch!
The Swatch Vibe: The Swatch Vibe reflects the sportive and colorful side of Swatch. Flashing neon signs light up the night but the watches in The Glow Vibe collection are the real stars with fluorescent straps, energetic glow-in-the-dark details and powerful 3D structures. Combining athletic styles with uplifting everyday looks, this collection is buzzing with energy and ready to go. The X-Vibe looks back at iconic Swatch models, with bold colors and a statement X on the dial.
Mediterranean Views: Setting the scene for summer with easy, breezy looks inspired by the place where the Mediterranean meets the sky, Mediterranean Views is a collection fluent in the language of stripes. Ship-shape nautical designs inspire marine dreams in the shade and in all shades of blue. Sizzling from beach house to beach towel, this bubbly collection celebrates dolce vita and luxuriously lazy days by the sea.
“The energetic, eclectic Spring-Summer 2018 collection is a call to live in the moment, to be authentic and to embrace things that shatter monotony. From Brit-in to Mediterranean Views, this collection proves that every cool lifestyle can be Swatch-y,” the watchmaker said in a press release.


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.