Toastmasters shine at Riyadh event

Updated 16 March 2016

Toastmasters shine at Riyadh event

RIYADH: Toastmasters International District 79 in Riyadh hosted its 15th annual conference at Al-Faisal University amid much fanfare where contestants impressed the audience with their powerful performances.
The conference was divided into different segments that included humorous and international speeches, speech evaluation and table topics contests during which participants showed talent and enthusiasm.
The Toastmasters spoke on various topics in the competitive atmosphere.
Winners at the recently held function included Mohammed Mubin (Humorous Speech), Antony Menachery (Table Topics), Adam Taha (International Speech) and Thom Banatao (Speech Evaluation).
Samer Kamal, Saif Ali Sheikh and Sanjay Mahat jointly conducted the program.
Last year Mohammed Al-Qahtani of District 79 emerged world champion, which is a reason why contestants were excited to perform and become the next champion of public speaking.
Bazm-e-Urdu Toastmasters Club also hosted their Golden Jubilee Meet, which was attended by hundreds of members of the local community and cultural organizations.
Abdur Rahman Saleem, former president, welcomed the Urdu lovers to the function moderated by Shahbaz Farooqui.


G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

Updated 22 September 2020

G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

RIYADH: The trade and investment ministers of the G20 nations met on Tuesday under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce Majid Al-Qasabi told the meeting that measures adopted by the G20 in May were "critical for sustaining the flow of essential goods and services across borders and limiting the human toll of the pandemic."

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of investment, said the collective G20 response to COVID-19 had started to deliver early signs of a "resilient, and stable economic recovery."