Month: February 2016

A minute with ClicksandWrites – Al Ain Air Championship 2015

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The Al Ain Air Championship (formerly known as Al Ain Aerobatic Show) is one of the longest running events held in the United Arab Emirates was held from 17-10 December 2015. The event is one of the world’s largest and prestigious aerobatic performance festivals, attracting a glittering array of the world’s foremost military and civilian aerobatics teams and flying champions. Held in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi’s heritage heartland, the event was designed to deliver a weekend of unforgettable family fun– in the air, on the ground and across the destination.

Al Ain’s unique cultural heritage, natural assets and many attractions make it the perfect place to host such a dynamic championship event.

The show was organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and is supported by the UAE Air Force, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and Al Ain Municipality and partners.

A minute with ClicksandWrites is a series designed to highlight various events that I attend or location that I visit through short videos. The video also has a key safety message that is to remind each and every one that safety is a priority for all, especially road safety.

#StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely is the prime message that is the need for the hour. Beware of other drivers mistakes and drive carefully and cautiously see through to have a blessed day.

#StartEarlyDriveCarefullyReachSafely  #SafetyFirst  #PassionatePhotographers

#ClicksandWrites  #AminutewithClicksandWrites #AlAinAirChamps

#InAbuDhabi

Connecting to the need of the hour – Gulf Today – Short Take Dt 20 February 2016

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Connecting to the need of the hour

I love travelling as it gives me an opportunity to meet people and discover places. Mostly my trips are to meet family and friends in India. Another opportunistic advantage I create is to cut down on time spent in the electronic media. I take my car out and travel to known and unknown places every day. Since I will be travelling, I have the option to connect and disconnect at will. Hence, I do click and share the places and events I come across with my parents and well wishers through social media. At the same time, I can judiciously dissociate myself from any unreasonably urgent tagged request for actions.

When I returned after such a trip and connected to wifi to see my message, I was surprised to see an important message requesting for assistance to find a speaker for the Martyrs’ Day event. The organisers wanted a UAE national to speak about his experiences of knowing or reading about Mahatma Gandhi and his priniciples.

Knowing the urgency and importance, I didn’t have a second thought to refer Sultan Al Hajji,  an established toastmaster,  administrator working in a reputed oil company and moreover a good humanitarian who speaks his mind out in a humorous way reaching the audience.

Back in Abu Dhabi and listening to him at the function addressing the audience at the packed Embassy of India auditorium, I realised, he knew more than what we know about Gandhiji and his values. The applause he received at the end of the speech and also by the congratulatory remarks from fellow speakers confirmed it.

We indeed need a world of non-violence and patience, and if possible filled with mirth and common sense.
Ramesh Menon

Total is a partner of IMPACT JOURNALISM DAY: Call for projects

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Impact Journalism Day.JPGThis year, for the third year running, Total is the energy partner of Impact Journalism Day!

Launched in 2012 by Christian de Boisredon, founder of the social companySparknews, Impact Journalism Day is an event that brings together 47 of the world’s largest general newspapers for a special edition. In 2015 this represented more than 120 million readers, who shared 101 concrete and inspiring solutions devoted to world issues, concerning energy but also taking in health, agriculture, water and education.

By being the energy partner, Total is demonstrating its support for people and start-ups with projects committed to better energy accessible to all people across the world from today.

If you want to give a project that you support a chance of wider visibility, take three minutes of your time to have your say on IJD 2016:http://www.tellsparknews.com

See you on 25th June in one of the 50 participating publications!

@total

@sparknews

#ImpactJournalism Day &#Ideas4Climate. Promoting#InnovationPositive !

#MyTotalCampus Competition

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Total campus have just launched a photo/ 10 second video competition for the students, which we hope that you could help us to promote to students of Universities in your contacts. .flyer pdf - for online distribution (2)

Total Campus

Total Campus is where students and the global education community can discover the many opportunities we offer to get to know Total, learn about our engagement with the local higher education institutions in the countries where we operate, our global skills development initiatives, and our exciting careers. As well as a dedicated website, we have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a newly relaunched Instagram channel. This enables us to engage with our international audience on their preferred channels.

The Competition is intended to build engagement with our global student audience by inviting them to share their world via the Total Campus social media channels. Over 3 different challenges in 2016, we are inviting students to ‘show us their world’ and submit creative photos or short videos (under 10 seconds).

The first Challenge, called #MyTotalCampus is now open for submissions between 15 Feb and 27 March via Facebook, Twitter or Instragram. There is a top prize of 2 round-the-world air tickets for the lucky winner. The best entries, as selected by a special Total juries, will be opened to a public vote to decide on the winner. You can find out more about the challenge, and the simple 4-step process to enter here.

Attached flyer (for Challenge 1 # only), and above explanation about Total Campus and the competition will help the students participate with interest.

Kindly share it with those whom it may interest.