JS Academy hosts event

for special children

KARACHI (PR): JS Academy hosted a cultural programme at a local park in Karachi to spread the message of unity in Pakistan. Nearly 400 special children attended the event. The theme for the event was “Unity & Friendship, Hum Sub Ek Hain”.

The event was made very memorable by the efforts of the students and the faculty of JS Academy for the Deaf. Special children from other schools were also invited which provided everyone with a great opportunity to interact. The event consisted of spectacular performances by the children which proved that they are no less than the hearing children.

Chief guest Nisar Khuhro, Education Minister Sindh stated he looks forward to supporting the future of these children through different ways possible and this is a great project by the JS Academy for the Deaf. We must promote such initiatives to bring these children into the mainstream”

Laila Dossa, Chairman JS Academy for the Deaf, said, “Credit goes to the teachers who trained these special children to perform in front of so many people with such confidence”

JS Academy and Noor-E- Ali trust have been hosting programs for the special children for many years and have contributed significantly in promoting and highlighting the creative side of these special children. The JS academy is providing a great learning environment to nurture the talent of these children.

Turkish Airlines contest

LAHORE (PR): Flying from the center of the world to new destinations every day, Turkish Airlines is continuing to bridge the gap between worlds, while also bringing together different cultures, peoples and perspectives. In order to make the impossible possible and access new horizons, Turkish Airlines has now invited all who are interested to take part in this adventure through the Skylife Photo Contest (done in conjunction with FIAP: Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) which centers on the theme of “Widen Your World”.

Turkish Airlines is inviting everyone who is curious about the unknown, to this adventure with the “Skylife Widen Your World Photo Contest”. It is calling those to take part, who are not contented with going to the same places and doing the same things, and who also successfully photograph what they see. Turkish Airlines invites everyone, who wants to change their world, expand their horizons or step into brand new worlds with this photo contest.

For those who would like to participate in the 2015 Skylife Photo Contest, all they need to do is to apply online through www.tfsfonayliyarismalar.org/en/yarisma_detay.asp and upload their photographs to the website. The deadline for online applications is October 1st, 2015.

PSST, Shell collaborate

KARACHI (PR): The Pakistan Society of Sugar Technologists (PSST) in partnership with Shell Pakistan conducted its 49th annual convention, bringing together stakeholders of one of the country’s major agricultural sectors. Sugar is one of Pakistan’s most valuable exports and provides a significant share of Pakistan’s GDP.

The sugar industry faces certain challenges including high production costs and variable production output – the latter being a casualty of erratic weather patterns – which threatens to impact many sugar mills this year. PSST is working with its stakeholders to for the purpose of overcoming these roadblocks, which it expects can be solved in part through the adoption of innovative practices.

Taha Magrabi, National Sales Manager, Shell Pakistan, said, “Technological advancements may be the key to solving many of the problems facing the industry at present. Shell through massive investment in research has been able to develop high quality lubricants that improve production capabilities and lower costs.”

Taha added that Shell’s lubricants were designed to maximize efficiency of industrial machinery as well as to protect them from depreciation.

Murad Bhatti, President, PSST, said, “We have always maintained that technology and innovation are essential to the growth and sustainability of the industry. The challenges we face are manifold but through consensus building, collective thinking and approaching our problems in a scientific way, we can hope to address and overcome them.”

SeaGold celebrates 15 years of success

LAHORE (PR): SeaGold Private Limited, Pakistan’s leading logistics company, recently celebrated 15 glorious years of being solid leaders in the local industry. The company, which was founded in 2000, has steadily expanded over the course of 15 years by opening offices outside of Pakistan including Bangladesh and the UAE. The organization celebrated its milestone anniversary with a personalized cake cutting ceremony performed by Shiraz Qureshi, Director at SeaGold.

SeaGold provides several important logistics services which include freight forwarders, NVOCC, consolidator, shipping agents, warehousing, air & sea freight, import & export, custom brokerage and overland transportation. Just recently, the company announced their expansion plans for 2016 which mainly focus on their new division of transportation and warehousing.

Speaking about completing 15 successful years in the logistics industry, Shiraz Qureshi said: “Today we can proudly state that we stand tall amongst the top 5 logistics services companies of the country, and strive to become the best in the industry. Our goal from the day one is to provide an unmatchable quality of services to our customers which no other company can match. SeaGold would not have reached this far without the support of its entire team which have been instrumental in our 15 year success.

Pak certified HR community stands No 4 in world

LAHORE (PR): 21st century is knowledge and service oriented economy, in which the old mantra of “cash is king” has been replaced with “talent is king and cash is queen”. This emphasizes the emerging significance of human resource development in economic growth of industrial economies. Role of HRD professionals is critical for developing and retaining effective workforce for the economic growth of organization, industry and economy.

Due to knowledge centered economy, the average shelf life of professional tools is not more than 3-4 years, after which it tends to become obsolete. In order to stay current with profession, all professionals need to follow route of “Continuous Professional Development” called certification.

It is quite interesting that Pakistan stands number 4 in the world in terms of “Certified HR professionals”. Zahid Mubarik, President SHRM Forum Pakistan, has put in rigorous effort during past 3 years to groom HR on global HR competency model, which has been prepared by SHRM USA through a thorough research involving 32,000 professionals and employers, 640 CHROs, 111 focus groups in 33 countries worldwide. It is validated and by profit and nonprofit sector. SHRM has developed 2 certifications SHRM-CP for operational HR and SHRM-SCP for strategic HR roles in the organization. Getting certified makes HR professional a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to the organization.

New Rivo Rhythm RX100

LAHORE (PR): Meet the latest edition to the Rivo Mobile Rhythm range of smartphones, the Rhythm RX100. Whilst it’s true that the Rhythm range caters mostly to younger or first-time smartphone users, the RX100 is proof that the Rhythm range is not all just fun and games. In fact, for its price, there are few smartphones available that will match, let alone top the feature-set that’s been packed into this stylish and powerful smartphone. For instance, the RX100 has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor. It’s also running Android’s latest OS Lollipop 5.0. To enjoy all this power, is a huge 5.5 inch HD IPS display that looks as good as it shows. The phone has a proficient 1 GB of RAM and 8 GBs of built-in storage space. As standard, this is expandable up to 32 GB through microSD card.

Then there’s the camera, and here once again, the RX100 doesn’t disappoint. The rear camera is 8 MP auto focus with LED flash. The front camera is 5 MP auto focus again with LED flash, ideal for selfies. You can also expect 3G connectivity and finally, to make sure the phone stays on as long as you do, it’s got a colossal 4000 mAh battery that lasts and lasts. Once again, Rivo Mobile grooves to a rhythm like none other!