Whistle launches Spring Summer 2018 collection

Whistles showroom
Updated 08 February 2018
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Whistle launches Spring Summer 2018 collection

A wardrobe fit for an adventure comes to Whistles this spring — with travel at the heart of the collection. France is a source of inspiration — both Paris and the wilds of the French coastline — fed into pieces with a certain “je ne sais quoi.” The collection features oversized striped blouses, Seine wide-legged pants and a reworked Breton.
Silhouettes are loose and free-flowing, keeping things cool in both senses of the word. A classic blazer and oversized boilersuit are work-ready in an effortless way, best worn with “don’t-care hair.” Tie-front striped skirts, raffia bags and easy chic parkas provide the kind of off-duty insouciance that speaks of seaside living on the continent. “At Whistles, we say Vive Les Vacances and this season’s slogan tote bag make our feelings known. We dress to frill too — pretty flounces are beguiling over dresses and jumpsuits,” a press release said.
Print is part of the brand’s DNA and this season it is graphic, with the kind of luscious, vivid colors found in African countries. A tulip print is scattered across classic jumpsuits — in a wide-legged shape, cropped or strapless — or on chiffon asymmetric-hemmed dresses, with cut-out detailing on the shoulder. Turquoise is a color of the season — on vintage-looking prints worked into midi-dresses and wrap-around blouses that tie things up just so. A cropped white jacket is the stealth outerwear game changer for spring.
For a new take on a summer palette, the store has sun-bleached colors that signal long languid days. A barley-colored suede jumpsuit provides an easy impact and a wide-sleeved sand-colored denim jacket has an artist-in-the-studio feel. Blush-colored flared jeans feel romantic when paired with a tie-back blouse covered with floral print.


ACCA and UBT CEC partner to hone finance skills

Updated 22 May 2018
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ACCA and UBT CEC partner to hone finance skills

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Continuing Education Center (CEC) of the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah are collaborating to develop the finance and accountancy skills of finance professionals, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
In recognition of the quality of learning provision and support provided for ACCA certification and diploma candidates, UBT was awarded the sole Registered Learning Partner (RLP) in Saudi Arabia. UBT Rector Prof. Osama Jannadi, along with UBT CEC Director General Amir Dhia received the award during the ACCA New Members Ceremony held in Jeddah on May 9.
Based on this association, UBT CEC will be providing training for the ACCA Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards (Cert IFR), ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (Dip IFR), as well as the ACCA Certificate in International Auditing (Cert IA).
Dhia said: “This partnership is an important step toward qualifying current and future practitioners in accounting and finance.”
He added: “The bachelor and master degree students in the fields of accounting, finance, auditing and business management will be among the first to benefit from the ACCA internationally recognized and renowned certifications. These certifications will help the students to be in a better and competent position as they apply for and continue their jobs. To upgrade their performance and standards, companies and their employees will also be able to benefit from this training and certifications.”
Fazeela Gopalani, head of education for ACCA Middle East, who presented the award, said: “In Saudi Arabia, the government is making great strides in realizing Vision 2030 by further embracing economic reforms, including the introduction of VAT and other key reforms.
“With economic diversification, reform and further fiscal solidarity across the region, finance professionals will be pivotal to driving long term sustainable growth in Saudi Arabia.”