Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024

Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024
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Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024

Imam Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Plants Over 1 Million Trees, Shrubs During First Half of 2024

The Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Royal Reserve Development Authority has completed the planting of more than one million and 200,000 trees and shrubs during the first half of this year 2024, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday.

This is part of the Authority's plan to resettle indigenous wild plants in the Imam Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Royal Reserve and the King Khalid Royal Reserve.

The authority said the planted wild trees and shrubs include Sidr, Talh, Arfaj, Arta, and others, stressing that all of them are indigenous wild plants, and were carefully selected to suit the environment in the two reserves.

The authority added that it had started to boost vegetation cover and resettle indigenous wild plants since 2021. It said its efforts are ongoing, aiming to preserve, increase and develop vegetation cover to achieve its strategic objectives to achieve the objectives of the Saudi Green Initiative, Saudi Vision 2030, and improving quality of life.



Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
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Disneyland Workers Authorize Potential Strike ahead of Continued Contract Negotiations

The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)
The Sleeping Beauty Castle is pictured at dusk at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, US, July 24, 2021. Picture taken July 24, 2021. (Reuters)

Thousands of workers at Disney's theme park and resort properties in California voted late Friday to authorize a potential strike, as contract negotiations drag on.

The strike authorization was approved by an overwhelming margin, nearly 99% of the members who cast votes according to a union statement.

The election was held by a coalition of four unions, which represents 14,000 Disney ride operators, store clerks, custodians, candy makers, ticket takers, parking attendants and other employees.

Union leaders will now have the option to call a strike in the event that they are unable to negotiate a new contract deal with Disney.

from both sides return to the bargaining table starting Monday.

Union members have been in talks with Disney over wage increases, safety measures, attendance policies and other benefits since April.