Tous’ new collection ‘Stay Lucky’ honors mothers

Nour Arida and her daughter Ella feature in the Tous campaign.
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Updated 09 March 2020

Tous’ new collection ‘Stay Lucky’ honors mothers

  • The limited edition collection is available in Tous stores across Saudi Arabia

Spanish jewelry, accessories and fashion brand Tous has unveiled a new collection for Mother’s Day.
Featuring designs inspired by good luck, the “Stay Lucky” collection aims to remind everyone, including both sons and daughters, of their deep love for their mothers, who it believes are the primary source of good luck. All the pieces emphasize the importance of this occasion and invite everyone to cherish their relationships with their mothers.
“Tous has designed the pieces with passion, precision, delicacy similar to that of a mother’s kindness and tenderness,” the jeweler said. The collection is meant to add more joy to this special occasion.
Fashion influencer Nour Arida and her daughter Ella feature in a promotional campaign shot specifically for Saudi Arabia.
Tous had invited Arida and Ella to Barcelona, where priceless moments between the mother and daughter were captured on camera. It is the second collaboration between Tous and the Lebanese fashionista, after Arida featured in an advertising campaign for Tous’ Valentine’s Day collection launched last month.
The Mother’s Day collection includes a full range of chains, bracelets, necklaces and earrings creatively crafted using valuable metals such as 18-carat gold, rose gold vermeil and sterling silver, all adorned with colorful diamonds, emeralds, rubies and precious gemstones.
“The designs also emphasize the celebration of pure love feelings and family ties that are based on a mother’s love. The collection recognizes the role of mothers as an infinite source of tenderness, love and passion. Some of the designs reflect joy and fun and the true love for mothers,” Tous said.
“The ’Stay Lucky’ collection features myriad joyful designs with a personal touch that highlights the feelings of love one holds for a mother.”
They are like a souvenir that immortalizes the sweet moments of mothers and adds elegancy to their looks every day.”
The limited edition collection is available in Tous stores across Saudi Arabia.

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Updated 09 July 2020

Pearson unveils Mideast winners of BTEC Awards

Outstanding students, tutors and colleges from 25 countries, including from the Middle East, saw their achievements recognized at the BTEC Awards 2020 ceremony, held online for the first time due to coronavirus.

Hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC ambassador, Flex, 17 category award winners were celebrated from the UAE and around the Middle East as well as internationally in subjects such as health and social care, performing arts, engineering, IT, business and sport.

Double Olympic gold medalist Max Whitlock and architect, TV presenter and campaigner George Clarke were among those presenting awards. 

They were joined by journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern who spoke about her passion for vocational education and the BTEC Awards.

Spanning across 21 categories, the awards showcase the exceptional BTEC learners and teachers that have been nominated to win a gold, silver or bronze BTEC award. Accepted in more than 200 universities worldwide, BTEC is a highly regarded, career-focused qualification, studied in over 60 countries.

The Middle East winners are:

• BTEC Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year Silver Winner — Finn Page, DESC, UAE

• BTEC Teacher of the Year (schools only) Bronze Winner — James McBlane, British School Al-Khubairat, UAE

• BTEC IT and Computing Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Sangeetha Philip, Cambridge International School, Dubai, UAE

• BTEC Business and Enterprise Student of the Year Bronze Winner — Delma Sharyl D’Silva, The Winchester School — Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE

Cindy Rampersaud, senior vice president, BTEC and apprenticeships at Pearson Education, said: “This year I’ve been overwhelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received, and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. 

Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC.”

In the UAE, BTEC qualifications are available in sectors including applied science, art and design, business, childcare, construction, engineering, media, health and social care, hospitality, ICT, performing arts, public services, sport, travel and tourism.

Pearson has been delivering BTEC qualifications worldwide since 1984. A recent study revealed that 90 percent of BTEC students are employed full-time after graduating.

Globally, nearly 1 million students studied toward a BTEC in the past year, via 784 approved BTEC centers in 60 countries.

In response to new careers emerging within industries and ongoing change, Pearson is continually adapting and innovating its BTEC curriculum and learning to ensure it is relevant for young people and adults, supporting progression and career aspirations throughout lives.