Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
Updated 08 June 2019
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Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

  • The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients
  • Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care

AMMAN: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters.
Prince Hussein introduced Will Smith, who stars as the Genie in Disney's 2019 live action remake of the 1992 classic Aladdin, and the real life Aladdin and Princess Jasmine (Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott) to the children who ran towards their heroes for hugs and selfies together.
He also told the children at the center they are “heroes” and that the paediatric clinics would be renamed “Heroes Cave” in their honor and decked out in bright colours and a heroes theme, Arabic newspaper Alroeya reported.
The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients. Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care.


Welsh street named steepest in world; New Zealand loses out

Gwyn Headley and Sarah Badham hold a certificate for the record title for world's steepest street, in Harlech, Wales, Britain July 10, 2019, in this handout photo released on July 16, 2019. (Reuters)
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Welsh street named steepest in world; New Zealand loses out

  • The Welsh campaign was led by businessman and architectural historian Gwyn Headley. He says he feels “jubilation” now that the street has been recognized

LONDON: A street in Wales has been designated the steepest in the world after a successful campaign by residents.
The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand, which has apparently been eclipsed in the steepness sweepstakes.
Guinness World Records said Tuesday that the street of Ffordd Pen Llech in the seafront town of Harlech, 245 miles (395 kilometers) northwest of London, has a gradient of 37.45%, two percentage points steeper than the former title holder in Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island.
The Welsh campaign was led by businessman and architectural historian Gwyn Headley. He says he feels “jubilation” now that the street has been recognized.
He says he feels sorry for New Zealand, but that “steeper is steeper.”