[INVNT GROUP]™, the Global Brand Storytelling and Marketing Agency Portfolio, Marks a New Era in Global Expansion with Significant Advances in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

From Expo2020 Dubai, to Audi, and technological world-firsts at COP28, the agency portfolio is powering immersive brand activations, campaigns and strategies, engaging local audiences, leaders, and the international community throughout the region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — [INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ strengthens its commitment to EMEA and the UAE, growing it’s local Dubai team and full-service, integrated, strategic, and experiential marketing services to partners and clients including PepsiCo (Aquafina, Gatorade, Lay’s, Rockstar Energy), Audi, COP28, Emirates Airline, and more.

The group represents a growing portfolio of complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking challenger brands everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, both globally and locally.

[INVNT GROUP] established its presence in the UAE with the architecting of three interactive, award-winning PepsiCo pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai (2021), which featured activations with hall-of-fame athletes Lionel Messi, Serena Williams, and Usain Bolt, welcoming over 24 Million people across 6 months. The success of the global gathering led to the INVNT-produced launch event of PepsiCo’s Rockstar Energy, a market-first in the region, setting the stage for a series of milestone campaigns and projects including: COP28 in Dubai, Audi’s Investor Gala at the Geneva International Motorshow in Qatar, and the Emirates Airline debut of their industry first, immersive experience employee training platform, MIRA, at the Dubai Air Show.

For COP28, INVNT designed, produced, and project managed a series of activations, seamlessly integrating the traditionally separate Blue and Green Zones into a comprehensive experience at the repurposed Expo city site, accommodating for a daily crowd of 70,000 attendees.

INVNT’s activations at COP28 included:

  • The “Tree of Life”: A world-first, interactive, Artificial Intelligence powered digital art installation and contemporary symbol of environmental sustainability, educating attendees about the key themes and topics of COP28. The AI-generative art experience allowed for individuals to pledge commitment to global environmental sustainability.
  • The Stella McCartney Marketplace: An experience spotlighting product displays and information on the LVMH brand’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and conscious luxury movement.
  • One World One Humanity: A large-scale interactive entertainment performance using human-driven, larger-than-life characters to deliver a narrative inspired by COP28’s central message: “UNITE. ACT. DELIVER”, while celebrating our planetary connection through a unified lens.
  • The CNN x United Nations Foundation Exhibition: An educational immersive experience focusing on the climate crisis’s impact on gender inequality, displaying powerful film and imagery captured by Global South female photojournalists.
  • “Energy for Health” Activation (collaboration between the World Health Organization, Selco Foundation, and UNICEF): An immersive educational experience highlighting the importance of solar energy in delivering medical services to remote regions, showcased through compelling films and innovative technical solutions.

“Our investment across global geographies and the rapidly expanding UAE market, has endowed us with a specialized expertise, where innovative storytelling and technological mastery are not just aspirations but realities. Through projects like COP28, Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates’ MIRA and others, our global team has immersed itself in the vibrant UAE ecosystem, where technology serves a cornerstone of society – reshaping our social fabric and global economy. We are not mere participants in this transformative era; we are leading the storytelling narratives, that elevate and define brands throughout the region and beyond, on the global stage. Through our commitments to impact driven marketing and audience engagement, we continue to deliver world class experiences, cultivating new strategic partnerships, and offering unparalleled value to our clients, partners, and stakeholders. Our mission is to weave a panoply of global communities, guided by the vision that creativity and technology are the lodestars of our collective future,” said Scott Cullather, President & CEO of [INVNT GROUP] and CEO of INVNT.ATOM.

The group has also grown its local partnerships and teams across various business units including INVNT™ the live brand storytelling agency, and INVNT.ATOM™, the digital innovation and Web3 agency based in Singapore. INVNT.ATOM recently launched BZAR™, the group’s patent-pending, self-funded, content-led immersive digital platform, built exclusively for brands and fans.

INVNT.ATOM – in partnership with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and other tech partners – powered the Dubai Airshow debut of Emirates Airlines’ immersive employee experience platform ‘MIRA’, which uses extended reality (iXR) to train new joiners and will revolutionize employee training. VR offers realistic simulations, providing hands-on experience without the physical constraints, enhancing how skills are taught and learned through greater consistency of message, increased engagement, and retention, while offering safe and scalable training environments redefining the future of employee learning.

“In today’s rapidly evolving global landscape, our focus across the group is squarely on engaging both global and local audiences through immersive brand storytelling. We’re not just expanding our reach in the UAE and world at large, we’re redefining frontiers of engagement by creating experiences that resonate universally while honoring local narratives and cultures; inspiring new dialogues, fostering connection, and pioneering alongside brands looking to reach new plateaus of audience engagement. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, challenging everything, and leveraging the power of next-generation creativity and technology to build bridges between diverse communities and creating a truly global impact,” said Kristina McCoobery, CEO of INVNT and COO of [INVNT GROUP].

At the Geneva International Motorshow, INVNT partnered with Audi to produce the Investors Gala and Dealer Event in the National Museum of Doha (Qatar), unveiling the future of automotive innovation, and showcasing the company’s 2024 advancement strategy in the UAE and beyond.

“We are committed to deepening our connections and partnerships with brands, organizations, and the local UAE community. Our team blends global vision with local insights and tactics, ensuring our initiatives resonate meaningfully in the region. This approach allows us to contribute positively to the region’s growth while embracing and learning from its technological ethos and rich cultural heritage,” said Farah Hindiyeh, Managing Director of INVNT Dubai. 

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ABOUT [INVNT GROUP]
[INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT™ is a growing portfolio of complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking organizations everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, anywhere, with offices in New York, London, Sydney, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Mumbai , Stockholm, Detroit, and Washington D.C. Led by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP]™ was established as a growing evolution of the live global brand storytelling agency INVNT™, with a vision to provide engaging, well-articulated, impactful brand stories across all platforms.

The GROUP consists of: modern brand strategy firm, Folk Hero™; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ™; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed; digital innovation division, INVNT.ATOM™; creative multimedia experience studio, Hypnogram™ITP Live (Any Venue Video, Thunder Audio, In Sync), portfolio of full-service production for live entertainment; and the original live global brand storytelling agency, INVNT.

For more information visit www.invntgroup.com

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The Coretec Group to Host a Shareholder Call on January 11 to Highlight 2023 Milestones and Endurion Update

The Company will update shareholders on the latest developments of its Endurion battery program and discuss the path toward commercialization in 2024

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coretec Group (OTCQB: CRTG), developers of silicon anode active materials for lithium-ion batteries, and cyclohexasilane (CHS) for EV, cleantech, and 3D display technology, today announced it will host a shareholder presentation and call at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 11, 2024, to review the Company’s 2023 achievements and the commercially positive results of its 2023 Endurion full cell battery program.

2023 has been a year of exciting developments for The Coretec Group’s Endurion battery program, CSpace display technology, and expansion of its corporate footprint. Some notable highlights to be discussed on the shareholder presentation and call will include:

  • The launch of the Company’s Endurion Partner Development Program, a commercial initiative that aims to solicit stakeholders up and down the battery and energy storage value chain(s) to participate in the development of the Company’s proprietary silicon anode battery materials technology.
  • The continued successes in Endurion battery include full cell development and commercially favorable results.
  • The Company filed a provisional patent for the development of proprietary artificial solid electrolyte interfaces (SEI) capable of extending the cycle life and increasing the technical capabilities of silicon-based anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
  • The research partnership between The Coretec Group and The University of Adelaide on the Company’s CSpace 3D volumetric display technology was selected for presentation at the 2024 SPIE Photonics West Conference on January 30, 2024.
  • Coretec leadership launched a new series of virtual expert panel discussions, where thought leaders from across the battery industry weighed in and discussed the biggest issues and most promising opportunities facing the battery industry, for the viewing benefit of fellow industry players and interested media figures.

“2023 was arguably the most important yet for Coretec, as we engaged with industry-leading potential customers and partners for 2024 about our Endurion program while making significant progress in the lab for our proprietary technology,” said Matthew Kappers, CEO of The Coretec Group. “In addition to the major milestones we reached, we also had team members liaise with fellow industry players, and visit other battery labs to learn and improve our innovation processes. This constant state of learning and improvement allowed us to make major progress on not just our Endurion program, but across the technologies in Coretec’s portfolio, notably our 3D display technology. We’re excited to discuss these updates along with what’s to come in 2024, maintaining our long-term commercialization goals that we believe will realize shareholder value.”

The Company will provide call access information via press release, our corporate and investor websites, and social media in advance of the shareholder call and presentation. Please follow on X (formerly Twitter) at @CoretecGroupInc or the Company’s LinkedIn page.

About The Coretec Group

The Coretec Group, Inc. is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based developer of engineered silicon and is using its expertise to develop silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries that will charge faster and last longer. This program is called Endurion. Silicon has the theoretical ability to hold up to 10x the amount of lithium-ions as compared to traditional graphite. Through its proprietary micron and nanoparticle approach, Endurion is loading silicon into the battery anode. A modest increase in silicon will be a game changer that will revolutionize the EV market as well as other energy storage applications.

Additionally, the Company is using its engineered silicon to develop a portfolio of other energy-focused products, including solid-state lighting (LEDs), semiconductors, and printable electronics. Coretec continues to develop CSpace, its 3D volumetric display technology with a wide array of applications including medical imaging, automotive, and others.

For more information, please visit thecoretecgroup.com.

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Twitter – @CoretecGroupInc
LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/24789881
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Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that relate to The Coretec Group’s expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company’s results from operations are forward-looking statements and may involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control. Such risks and uncertainties are described in greater detail in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Since the information in this press release may contain statements that involve risk and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from expected results. We make no commitment to disclose any subsequent revisions to forward-looking statements. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy any securities of any entity.

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AQUAE Unveils Groundbreaking Sustainable Finance Ecosystem at COP28 UAE

The launch event and panel discussion were organized by the Art of Living Foundation

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via IBN — AQUAE, a revolutionary ecosystem utilizing blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, announces its launch at COP28 in the UAE. The launch event was organized by the esteemed Art of Living Foundation. The event, aptly named “Biodiversity Harmony in Action: AQUAE’s Holistic Approach to Preservation, Sustainable Finance, and Collective Consciousness,” featured a panel discussion with eminent speakers, including Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, Dr. Vin Menon, co-founder and CEO of AQUAE Impact, Amir Dossal, co-founder and chairman of AQUAE Impact and the President of Global Partnerships Forum, Ovais Sarmad, former deputy executive secretary at UN Climate Change, and Gaurav Monga, acting head of resource mobilization and partnerships at UN Climate Change.

AQUAE emerges onto the global stage in collaboration with the Art of Living Foundation, an organization renowned for its commitment to environmental preservation. With a holistic approach to sustainable finance, AQUAE introduces an innovative ecosystem that not only advances the sustainable development goals (SDGs) but also plays a vital role in preserving biodiversity through the creation of bankable and insured digital sustainable-based assets of biodiversity credits.

In alignment with the Art of Living Foundation’s impactful initiatives, including the planting of 100 million trees and the rejuvenation of 70 rivers, AQUAE’s launch emphasizes a shared commitment to environmental conservation. Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation said: “AQUAE’s launch marks a significant step towards a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. The use of technology to enhance our efforts in preserving biodiversity aligns with the Art of Living Foundation’s core values, and we believe it will inspire positive change globally.”

Preserving Biodiversity through Sustainable Finance: AQUAE’s Mission Aligned with Art of Living Foundation’s Initiatives
At the heart of AQUAE’s mission, in alignment with the Art of Living Foundation, is the unwavering commitment to preserving biodiversity—an essential aspect of global sustainability. The platform employs cutting-edge blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies to capture biodiversity credits. This revolutionary approach not only addresses the urgent need for biodiversity conservation but also offers a sustainable financial mechanism for organizations and investors. Dr. Vin Menon, the co-founder & CEO of AQUAE expressed his views on how the platform will work towards creating meaningful social impact: “AQUAE stands as a testament to our commitment to making a positive impact on our planet. We are not just creating a financial platform; we are creating a solution that contributes significantly to sustainable development goals. AQUAE is a bridge between financial prosperity and environmental preservation, showcasing the power of technology to drive positive change.”

Biodiversity and Sustainable Finance: A Win-Win Scenario Championed by AQUAE
Recognizing the urgency of addressing biodiversity challenges, AQUAE provides a unique solution that encourages the preservation of biodiversity with the help of digital assets. These digital assets represent a tangible link between financial investments and the protection of ecosystems, wildlife and natural resources. This innovative approach not only fosters responsible investment practices but also aligns economic growth with environmental sustainability.

After the successful panel discussion and launch event, Gaurav Monga, the acting head of resource mobilization and partnerships at UN Climate Change, applauded the event and how the mission of the Art of Living Foundation and AQUAE help advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: “This initiative not only aligns with the goals of environmental conservation but also serves as a commendable contribution toward advancing the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event provided a noteworthy blueprint for collective action in addressing the critical challenges of biodiversity and climate change, emphasizing the pivotal role that partnerships play in achieving the SDGs.”

About AQUAE
AQUAE is an exclusive ecosystem dedicated to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by capturing Biodiversity Credits to translate into bankable and insured sustainable-based digital assets through Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence technologies. The organization provides an end-to-end solution for sustainable finance, covering advisory, setup, tokenization, marketplace facilitation, and more. AQUAE’s platform, which encompasses both primary and secondary markets, operates as a social enterprise, aligning profit generation with societal and environmental benefits to create a positive impact on society and the environment. For more information, visit: AQUAE Impact

About the Art of Living Foundation
The Art of Living Foundation, founded in 1981 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting peace, well-being and stress elimination. Operating in 180 countries, the foundation offers programs blending ancient wisdom with modern techniques. Through meditation and holistic education, it positively impacts millions, fostering compassion, service and sustainable living.

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British Foreign Secretary commences official visit to Jordan, Middle East


Amman: David Cameron, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, embarked on an official visit to Jordan and the broader Middle East today. His primary objective during this visit is to underscore efforts aimed at bolstering peace and stability across the region.

In a statement released by the British Embassy in Amman, it was disclosed that Cameron is scheduled to engage in high-level discussions and hold meetings with the Foreign Minister, Ayman Safadi. These meetings align with ongoing initiatives to forestall escalation within the region, working towards a viable two-state solution. The United Kingdom pledges support for a humanitarian ceasefire, advocating for the delivery of essential aid to Palestinian civilians in Gaza.

As part of his itinerary, Cameron will also journey to El-Arish in Egypt to oversee the receipt and dispatch of British aid to Gaza. Additionally, meetings are slated with his Egyptian counterpart and the President of Egypt to further discussions on regional matters.

Accompanied by
Middle East Minister Tariq Ahmed, Cameron will emphasize the imperative of collaborative efforts to prevent conflict escalation and emphasize the critical need for extended humanitarian ceasefires. The agenda includes facilitating the release of hostages and facilitating the unimpeded delivery of aid to Gaza, aiming to alleviate the plight of Palestinian residents.

Highlighting the United Kingdom’s commitment, it was noted that humanitarian aid to the Palestinian populace has been increased to 60 million pounds, with 74 tons of aid dispatched to Gaza. The United Kingdom continues to urge Israel to ensure unhindered aid delivery and to support additional humanitarian ceasefire agreements.

Furthermore, the United Kingdom, alongside its international allies, has called upon Israel to take immediate and concrete actions to address the surge in violence perpetrated by settlers in the occupied West Bank. Strong condemnation was expressed toward the extremist settler violence that induces fear among Palestinians,
emphasizing the necessity of holding those responsible accountable for justice.
Source: Jordan News Agency

Dubai Municipality launches Future Foresight Plan

DUBAI: Dubai Municipality has announced the launch of its Future Foresight Plan which provides a roadmap for imagining, designing and building the emirate’s future through municipal work. The plan is part of the municipality’s scope to create a sustainable, leading city of the future where quality of life is unparalleled.

The plan aims to position Dubai as a leader in innovation, societal well-being, and urban development. It seeks to leverage technology and societal development to create a vibrant and resilient urban environment powered by renewable energy and prioritizing sustainable urban development and expanding green spaces. This plan will enable sustainable infrastructure, crisis resilience and enhanced quality of life.

Dubai Municipality’s Future Foresight Plan is based on three themes: Revitalizing urban spaces for enhanced livability, advancing sustainable infrastructure, and promoting health and wellness. The first theme covers key factors including: developing a smart green city and addressing c
limate change; The second theme includes factors based on digitisation of sewage and waste, future of building, and future of water and waste journey. While the third theme is built on improving air quality, noise quality, environmental monitoring, food security, as well as health and safety.

To implement the plan Dubai Municipality signed several memoranda of understanding during the Future Foresight Forum. This included partnerships with the Museum of the Future and the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in addition to private sector organizations.

Dubai Municipality also announced the launch of a programme for projects that align with its plan to build a futuristic urban environment. The City Future Lab initiative will encourage companies to adopt and experiment with future solutions.

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: ‘Dubai Municipality provides 60% of Dubai’s services through 14 sectors and more than 160 services. Its Future Foresight Plan is a major
milestone in achieving the municipality’s vision not just for a global city. But also, for making Dubai leading city of the future, especially in community empowerment, economic resilience, development, sustainable use of resources, and quality of life. This vision is in line with Dubai Municipality’s values of proactivity, positivity, competitiveness, and collaboration.’

Al Hajri added: ‘In the words of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai: the future isn’t something you await, but rather create. Based on this vision, our foresight strategy aims to design sustainable, human-centric communities in line with our mission.’

The municipality’s future foresight plan, which includes 120 projects, was designed according to the best international practices in future foresight. The plan will be developed based on four strategic foresight enablers including: strategic partnerships, talents and skills, advanced technology, strategic approac
h and planning, and finance and operations.

Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, said: ‘Dubai’s commitment to shaping the future is a continuous journey that has established it as a leading city of tomorrow. We catalyse this ambition through strategic partnerships across government and private sectors, all united in actualising the Dubai leadership’s vision that embodies principles of excellence, innovation, and consistent growth. By proactively identifying challenges and transforming them into opportunities, we ensure that Dubai maintains its position as a global epicentre for foresight and future design. Our approach is not just about adapting to change but leading it, setting new benchmarks in how cities can innovate and evolve to meet the demands of the future.”

He added: “We are proud that Dubai’s commitment to foresight is deeply embedded within both the government and the private sector. Together, we are collaboratively imagining, designing, and executing a sustainable future. Our app
roach includes providing innovative foresight initiatives and programmes, as well as becoming a global platform that brings together talented individuals, experts across various sectors, and futurists dedicated to shaping tomorrow.”

Dubai Municipality designed its strategy with the support of the integrated future foresight system provided by the Dubai Future Foundation. It comprises initiatives including the annual 50 Global Opportunities Report and Dubai Future Labs, where the private sector, experts and entrepreneurs cooperate to create proactive solutions to future challenges.
Source: Emirates News Agency

Pope Francis discusses global challenges with Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 CommitteeCylinder explosion kills man in Jerash

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, urged the advancement of human fraternity in all places and in all fields as a response to pressing global challenges, during a meeting with the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 judging committee at the Vatican on Monday.

Pope Francis encouraged the judging committee members – who collectively represent Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America – to further the values of human fraternity, both through the award and through their respective fields.

An honorary recipient of the award, Pope Francis said: ‘Human fraternity is imperative for our contemporary world, especially in the midst of ongoing conflicts. In wars, everyone loses, and it is the innocent who pay the price.’ The Pope further urged the judging committee members to persist in promoting the values of human fraternity within their respective fields and domains.

For their part, the judging committee members expressed their gratitude to Pope Francis for His Holiness’ promotion of
human fraternity values – including solidarity, environmental protection, and equality – through his pontificate.

They commended Pope Francis, as well as Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb, for coming together in 2019 to sign the historic Document on Human Fraternity, and affirmed that the values outlined in the Document on Human Fraternity serve as a compass in their selection process of the 2024 honoree(s).

The members of the independent judging committee are former president of Indonesia Megawati Sukarnoputri; Prefect Emeritus of the Holy See Dicastery for Oriental Churches His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri; Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Rebeca Grynspan Mayufis; U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Chair Rabbi Abraham Cooper; former Director-General of UNESCO and former Bulgarian minister Irina Bokova; and Secretary-General of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam.

On behalf of the committee, Judge Moham
ed Abdelsalam said: ‘Ahead of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar signing the historic Document on Human Fraternity, we truly appreciate today’s meeting and inspiring conversation with Pope Francis, who has strengthened our resolve to carry out the values of human fraternity in our work together and apart.’

Megawati Sukarnoputri said: ‘It was an honor to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis today and discuss not only common concerns for the state of humanity, but also how we as a judging committee can contribute to addressing them.’

Cardinal Sandri said: ‘Following our discussion with His Holiness Pope Francis, as a judging committee we are reminded of our shared responsibility to recognise individuals and entities who are spreading the values outlined in the historic Document on Human Fraternity.’

Rabbi Abraham Cooper said: ‘The meeting with Pope Francis is a source of motivation in forging ahead with our efforts as a judging committee to select an awardee whose commitment
to better humankind will inspire people the world over.’

Irina Bokova said: ‘I am pleased that the members of the judging committee share a common approach and understanding of the values of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, which aims to honor everyday heroes of human fraternity, compassion, and empathy, while also inspiring others to follow in their footsteps toward a more peaceful world.’

During their time in Rome, the 2024 judging committee will continue reviewing nominations to select the 2024 award honoree(s) – to be announced in February, in tandem with the UN-recognized International Day of Human Fraternity.

The award – which includes a USD $1 million prize – was established in 2019 following the signing of the historic Document on Human Fraternity by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Since the award’s inception humanitarian organizations, activists, and leaders from around the world have been honored including: Pope Francis (honorar
y recipient); the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb (honorary recipient); UN Secretary-General António Guterres; activist against extremism Latifa Ibn Ziaten; His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Haitian humanitarian organization the Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty (FOKAL); the Community of Sant’Egidio organisation; and Kenyan peacebuilder Shamsa Abubakar Fadhil.
Source: Emirates News Agency

Jerash: A gas cylinder explosion in a bakery in the town of Souf, in the Jerash Governorate, claimed the life of an Arab national on Wednesday evening.

Civil defense personnel raced to the scene as soon as the Jerash Police Directorate’s operations department received a report of a fire inside a bakery in the town of Souf (northern Jordan). The fire was triggered by a gas cylinder explosion, which caused one fatality and property damage, a source in the Public Security Department (PSD) told the Jordan News Agency (Petra).

According to the source, the police launched an investigation to learn more about the incident.
Source: Jordan News Agency