Giambattista Valli dazzles Barcelona during the Bridal Night

BARCELONA, Spain, April 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The most exclusive fashion show of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week charmed over 450 guests last night who enjoyed a unique show in the historic building of the Llotja de Mar. The Maison Giambattista Valli exclusively celebrated the runway debut of its bridal collection during the Bridal Night, the gala evening of the event organized by Fira de Barcelona with the support of the Catalan Ministry of Business and Labor.

In an extraordinary show, Giambattista Valli’s 30 creations shone with their own light. It was a culmination of silhouettes, representing a comprehensive exhibition of Mr. Valli’s concept of contemporary bridal dressing, inviting his audience to witness the manifestation of his vision, translated into a presentation that embodies the essence of individuality, sharing a dream and a celebration and love.

The fashion show featured ten dresses from the third “Love Collection,” ten iconic silhouettes from the first and second “Love Collections” and ten Haute Couture creations, inspiring the magnificence and the savoir-faire of the Ateliers, stepping away from classic wedding rituals and focusing on the significance of the emotions of the “moment” and the joys of celebrations. Infused with the Maison’s idyllic aesthetic and excellence, Valli’s dresses stood out with a contemporary edge, whether through clean lines, unforgettable volumes or unexpected details inspired by the personalities of an imaginary new group – Mr. Valli’s friends. This blend of classic and modern appeals to many brides worldwide looking for a unique wedding gown, in pure Valli style and tied to their own personal storytelling.

The prestigious designer was delighted after the show and said that, “I chose Barcelona and Bridal Fashion Week for the debut of my Love Collection 3 because it is an event that attracts a diverse audience of fashion enthusiasts, designers, buyers and media from all over the world, and provides me with maximum global visibility and opportunities for success.” He added, “In addition, Barcelona’s romantic and cosmopolitan atmosphere matches perfectly with the theme of my collection, which celebrates love and romance.”

The Barcelona Bridal Night had a luxurious audience and front row, including it-girl, model and international fashion icon Olivia Palermo, model and countess Lara Cosima Henckel von Donnersmarck, stylist and designer Pelayo Diaz, actress Hiba Abouk, actress and model Blanca Romero, model Marco Llorente, and TV hostess and actress Marta Torné, among other personalities.

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Syria condemns US veto on Palestine’s full UN membership

Syria condemned the use of US the veto at the UN Security Council (UNSC) against the draft resolution which was introduced by Algeria to grant Palestine its full UN membership.

The US obstruction of the Security Council from assuming its historical responsibility to support the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people represents another disgrace added to its long record of undermining the foundations of collective international action and ,its blind bias in favor of the Israeli occupation entity , and a proof of its political hypocrisy through its selective dealing with the implementation of Security Council resolutions, all of which emphasize the necessity of fulfilling the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement.

‘Majority of the Member states have vetoed in favour of the draft resolution as this clearly reflected their position on the side of the world’s conscience and their duty to lift the historical injustice to which the Palestinian pe
ople had been subjected over 70 years,’ the ministry added.

The ministry said that Syria emphasizes that preventing the establishment of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on Palestinian territory will only contribute to prolonging the state of insecurity and stability in the Middle East region, which originally resulted from the Israeli entity’s continued occupation of Arab lands and its practice of the most heinous crimes of aggression against its peoples

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

Two Israeli soldiers were injured by resistance bullets in Nour Shams

Two Israeli soldiers were injured during an exchange of fire with Palestinian resistance fighters in the Nour Shams camp, east of Tulkarm, on Friday, as the army continues for the second day its raids on a number of homes and carrying out arrest operations.

Israeli Army Radio said, “Two soldiers were slightly injured as a result of shrapnel during an exchange of fire with gunmen during an army operation in the Nour al-Shams refugee camp.”

On Thursday evening, Army Radio said that the latter had begun carrying out a ‘large-scale military operation’ in the Nour al-Shams refugee camp, without giving any details regarding the goal or duration of the operation

Source: Maan News Agency

International community must continue to assist refugees – Oxfam director in Jordan

Amman: From Rasmi Al-khazahleh – Country Director of Oxfam in Jordan Dmitry Medlev said that the world community cannot give up on helping refugees.

He underlined that in order to give relief and services to refugees and assist them in overcoming the appalling conditions placed upon them, the humanitarian response necessitates close coordination with host countries.

In an interview with the Jordan News Agency (Petra), Medlev emphasized the substantial impact that the influx of migrants from surrounding countries has had on Jordan’s economy. Being a refugee is a difficult and frequently terrible experience because it requires leaving behind everything that one loves and cherishes in one’s home and country of origin. The nation’s economy, host communities, and other services are all impacted by the massive influx of refugees, making it both a great responsibility and a difficult challenge for the country hosting them.

“We are sending a message to the world not to overlook the refugee problem and to keep its
focus on the new global disasters created by humans or caused by natural disasters, and the conflicts that have emerged in several countries recently because the refugee problem is draining host countries and imposing additional burdens on them that they may not be able to bear in the future,” Medlev said.

He stressed that all relevant parties should provide support for this group that has been subjected to unique circumstances outside of their control and that host countries and the international community have a duty to provide services for refugees in accordance with international humanitarian law. He also pointed out that more international cooperation is still needed to address the refugee problem as long as it persists, and no long-term solutions have been found.

Additionally, Medlev highlighted Oxfam’s well-known initiatives carried out in Jordan. These initiatives are part of the “Waste to Positive Energy” project, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development an
d the European Union, and are carried out in Jordan by Oxfam under a cooperation agreement with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ). It has concentrated on Zaatari Camp and Mafraq Governorate in recent years. The organization manages solid waste, recycles roughly thirty tons of waste per day, and makes sure that the region around Zaatari Camp and Mafraq municipalities Khaldiyah, Rehab, Umm al-Jimal, Zaatari, and Manshiet al-Sultah remains clean.

According to Medlev, the organization has carried out a number of projects in the areas of economic and climate justice, offering grants for small and medium-sized projects in Jordan; concentrating these grants on projects headed by women and youth; strengthening their capacities to guarantee the sustainability of their projects; giving them and their families a sufficient income; increasing the efficiency of their projects to make them more financially sustainable; scientifically marketing them; and connecting them with institutions that serve
as incubators to increase their chances of success in the future.

He confirmed that all of Oxfam’s initiatives and activities in Jordan are in line with the intentions of the Jordanian government with regard to helping refugees and taking part in working groups to create a response plan, as well as offering guidance, support, and the opportunity to share experiences. Reaching sustainable development objectives is also a prerequisite for many of its activities.

In order to support Jordan’s development, economy, and human resources in the areas of disaster preparedness, employment opportunities, and humanitarian support for refugees, he said that Oxfam in Jordan is working on a five-year strategy that includes three main pillars: gender justice, climate justice, and economic justice.

Although Jordan faces several challenges, the refugee problem is one of the biggest. The nation also faces environmental, social, and economic challenges. Companies such as Oxfam are essential in tackling these issues and assist
ing the nation’s development initiatives.

Source: Jordan News Agency

A young man was killed by occupation bullets in Nour Shams camp

A young man was martyred today, Friday, during the ongoing Israeli occupation forces aggression against Nour Shams camp, east of Tulkarm.

Local sources reported that the young man, Salim Ghannam, was killed as a result of being hit by occupation bullets in Al-Damj neighborhood in Nour Shams camp, noting that the martyr’s body is still inside the camp, as the occupation forces prevent ambulances from reaching him

Source: Maan News Agency

Rallies against heinous war on Gaza countrywide

Amman: Today, following Friday prayer in the Kingdom’s capital, Amman, and other governorates, popular and young activists engaged in marches protesting and opposing Israel’s ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Participants in the marches, who represented a range of Jordanian social groups, denounced the application of double standards by the international community regarding the Palestinian issue and urged it to take responsibility for stopping Israel from committing more crimes against innocent civilians in Gaza and the West Bank.

They also emphasized the need to uphold international humanitarian law and international law.

The demonstrators honored the Palestinian people’s resilience and their selflessness in protecting their homeland, identity, and rightful claim to become an independent state.

They emphasized their support for the Hashemite leadership and its honorable positions and insistence on bringing relief and humanitarian aid into the entire Gaza S
trip, as well as delivering medical and food supplies and equipment to the Strip.

They also praised the positions taken by the Jordanian leadership and people in supporting and aiding the Palestinian people in Gaza and the Palestinian cause.

Source: Jordan News Agency