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Big Players Pull From Saudi Conference

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Big Players Pull From Saudi Conference

 

The Kingdom has been planning its investment conference carefully for a long time. Now that the due date has approached, some very big names (investors) are pulling out from the conference, and have excused themselves due to the recent events which they have perceived as worrisome. Some of these big names are US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and  IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Below is a complete list of these investors:

  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
  • JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon
  • Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford
  • Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
  • Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman
  • Blackrock CEO Larry Fink
  • MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga
  • Viacom CEO Bob Bakish
  • HSBC CEO John Flint
  • Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam
  • BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre
  • Societe Generale CEO Frédéric Oudéa
  • Standard Chartered CEO William Winters
  • London Stock Exchange CEO David Schwimmer
  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
  • Glencore Chairman Tony Hayward
  • Thrive CEO Ariana Huffington
  • Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene
  • Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim
  • Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes
  • New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • UK trade minister Liam Fox

 

However, there are still big names who nevertheless will participate, and they are the following:

  • Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser
  • EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy
  • Thales CEO Patrice Caine
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Marathon of Color: The Next Big Thing During Taif Season

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The Marathon of Color is one of the many events being hosted this year during Taif Season and it is to take place between August 15 and 17 on Al-Hada-Taif Road, the event combines sports and art to celebrate diversity through competitive running races and color.

The marathon starts each day at 4 PM with a number of tracks, on the first day of the event it will start with a family path that extends for 4 km for 4 hours. As for the second day, it will host the amateur path, which goes for 8 km for 2 hours, and the third marking closing day shall witness the path made for professionals, that runs for 21 km for 6 hours.

Participants are divided according to the age of each group, so for instance professionals must be of at least 17, while in the amateur category, participants need to be 15 and above. People with special needs can participate in wheelchairs on the 4-km path.

To make things even more exciting, the event will include drumming and musical performances that will lit up your day even more.

Winners will get to go home with medals, marathon participation certificates and more valuable prizes.

The marathon also hosts exciting activities for individuals and families that include food carts, live performances and dazzling fireworks! So if you’re as excited as we are, click on this link to register now.

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The Different Ways You Can Hike During Taif Season

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Taif Season is taking place in one of the Kingdom’s most beautiful destination and this year you can get to enjoy hiking among other activities, and here are our own picks and recommendation for you!

1- Hiking and Outdoor activities

In the midst of Taif’s mountains, you can enjoy hiking Al-Shafa and Al-Hada mountains and afterwards join the base camp at Sadat Al-Beid where there are plenty of activities and outdoor cooking.

2- Hiking and Musical Night

Instead of the outdoor cooking and activities and after finishing the long trail, you can sit back relax and join the base camp for a musical night around a bonfire.

3- Hiking and Scout activities

Try and save energy for this! Because after finishing your hike, you will join others for some scouting activities and exploring. Also in the Sadat Al-Beid base camp.

4- Hiking and Zip-lining

This one goes to all the adrenaline junkies and adventurer lovers, because what’s a better activity after a hike than flying down a zip line?

If you have found yourself in one of these activities, visit their website now to find out more and book your spot.

 

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Saudi Gamer Al-Dossary Wins Xbox Championship and Makes it to Fifa eWorld Cup

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Mosaad Al-Dossary, a Saudi gamer won on Sunday the Xbox World Champion which secured him a spot in the final of the FIFA eWrold Cup that is held in London.

Al-Dossary, who plays under the name Msdossary claimed the Xbox World Champion title after defeating his French opponent “Rafsou”.

 

Al-Dossary has also claimed last year’s title and the 19-year old was back to defend his title, now he has one final match left between him and the win.

Al-Dossary showed his appreciation and thanked his fans for their support on his twitter account.

“All praise be to God, I’ve made it to the Xbox final undefeated during this tournament. Tomorrow is a big day. Only two steps left to the gold, and by the grace of God and your support, I’ll be able to get there,” his statement read.

The final game is set to start at 5.48 PM. London time (7:48 p.m. Saudi time), and will be streamed live on Twitter, YouTube, and the FIFA website.

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