Misk, Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Foundation Sign Partnership Agreement

Aspects of cooperation include launching empowering initiatives and training 300 young men and women in various skills. SPA
Aspects of cooperation include launching empowering initiatives and training 300 young men and women in various skills. SPA
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Misk, Mohammed bin Rashid Knowledge Foundation Sign Partnership Agreement

Aspects of cooperation include launching empowering initiatives and training 300 young men and women in various skills. SPA
Aspects of cooperation include launching empowering initiatives and training 300 young men and women in various skills. SPA

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (Misk) signed a partnership agreement with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation on the sidelines of the Misk Global Forum organized by Misk on the Al-Bujairi hill in the historic district of Diriyah under the slogan “Think and Impact.”

Forum participants included leaders, thinkers, innovators, and creators from around the world.

The Misk Foundation was represented by Executive Vice President Eng. Omar Najjar, and the Mohammed Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation was represented by Executive Director Jamal bin Juwaireb.

The agreement aims to strengthen the strategic partnership, integrate efforts to serve beneficiaries, and create a positive and constructive impact to empower young men and women in various key fields.

Aspects of cooperation include launching empowering initiatives and training 300 young men and women in various skills through training materials developed in cooperation with Coursera and the United Nations Development Program. It also includes empowering beneficiaries by providing programs that enhance the cognitive potential of Arab youth.



Heat Wave in Greece Halts Visits to Acropolis

Tourists take a selfie in front of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece, 11 June 2024. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS
Tourists take a selfie in front of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece, 11 June 2024. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS
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Heat Wave in Greece Halts Visits to Acropolis

Tourists take a selfie in front of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece, 11 June 2024. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS
Tourists take a selfie in front of the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during a heatwave, in Athens, Greece, 11 June 2024. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS

Authorities in Athens announced on Wednesday the closure of the Acropolis for five hours due to heat wave temperatures that also prompted many schools to close.
The ancient site in the Greek capital — which drew nearly 4 million visitors last year — was closed from midday till 5 p.m. as the temperature was set to reach 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit), The Associated Press reported.
Elementary schools and preschool classes were also canceled in parts of southern and central Greece where the temperatures were highest.
City authorities announced that garbage collection would also be halted for several hours Wednesday and that seven air-conditioned spaces would be opened to the public. Drones with thermal cameras were being used in Athens to coordinate the public health response, officials said.
Cooler weather is expected late Friday.

Greece is one of the most climate-impacted countries in Europe. Last year, rising temperatures fuelled deadly wildfires and erratic rains caused some of the worst flooding on record, both of which damaged crops and livelihoods.
Last winter was the hottest on record and rainfall was low, creating the conditions for more fires, scientists say.
Similar conditions were seen last year across much of southern Europe, including Portugal, France, Spain and Italy where fires caused dozens of deaths.
In Greece, fires began earlier than expected this year, including one in March.