H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi inaugurates world-renowned glass artist’s factory in Ras Al Khaimah

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Published December 7th, 2011 - 06:01 GMT

H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has Tuesday, December 6, 2011 inaugurated the newly completed manufacturing facility of world-renowned glass artist Jean Claude Novaro in Ras Al Khaimah. H.H. Sheikh Saud toured the new factory and unveiled a special painting commemorating the event. 

Novaro has also signed an agreement to design an exclusive range of tiles for RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramic tiles & bathware manufacturing company. The opening of Novaro’s factory in Ras Al Khaimah has reaffirmed the emirate’s growing stature as a favorite destination of global investors and high-profile entrepreneurs. Moreover, Novaro’s partnership with RAK Ceramics is expected to generate huge interest in the global market as the partnership unveils its first designs for RAK Ceramics’ Luminous range. 

Recognized as one of the greatest glass blowers of his generation, Novaro maintains a portfolio of top-tier clients that include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sheikh Tariq Al Qassimi, Robert De Niro, Bill Cosby, Mike Tyson and Phillippe Monet. He has also earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest hand blown coupe ever made. 

Dr. Khater Massaad, CEO, RAK Ceramics, said: “The inauguration of Jean Claude Novaro’s new workshop in Ras Al Khaimah underlines the strategic advantages of the emirate as an ideal business base for companies seeking to expand in the MENA region. RAK Ceramics, in particular, is excited with the opening of the new facility as it gives us direct access to such world-class expertise and unrivaled artistic genius that enhance our ability to create more stunning and award-winning designs and models. Moreover, Mr. Novaro is acclaimed as the ‘King of Glass’, so his contributions will definitely add prestige and glamour to RAK Ceramics’ tile collections, reaffirming the company’s reputation as the world’s number one supplier of innovative and premium-quality ceramic tiles and bathware.” 

Jean Claude Novaro’s unique and distinctive art-glass creations are highly valued and sought after by art connoisseurs all over the world. Many of the Frenchman’s creations are now being displayed in museums, galleries and private collections around the world. He has also participated in over 125 individual and collective shows in different countries including France, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Saudi Arabia and USA.

Background Information

RAK Ceramics

RAK Ceramics is one of the largest ceramics’ brands in the world. Specialising in ceramic and gres porcelain wall and floor tiles and sanitaryware we produce 110 million square metres of tiles and 5 million pieces of sanitaryware per year at our 16 state-of-the-art plants across the United Arab Emirates, India, Bangladesh and Iran.
Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, we serve clients in more than 150 countries through our network of operational hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, North and South America and Australia. Across our global operations we employ approximately 15,000 staff from more than 40 nationalities.

"قاطع الرؤوس" في قبضة الاستخبارات العراقية

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:39 GMT
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية

أعلنت الاستخبارات العسكرية العراقية، أمس الجمعة، عن اعتقال قاطع الرؤوس في "داعش" على الحدود العراقية السورية، الذي ظهر في أكثر من فيديو وهو ينفذ عمليات إعدام.

وقالت المديرية في بيان على صفحتها في موقع "فيسبوك" إن "مفارز مديرية الاستخبارات العسكرية في الفرقة 15 ، وإثر معلومات استخبارية دقيقة، ألقت القبض على أحد الإرهابيين الذين تسللوا عبر الحدود العراقية السورية والمعروف بـ (قاطع الرؤوس)".

وأضافت أن "هذا الشخص معروف بقاطع الرؤوس"، وأنه "ظهر بعدة إصدارات للدواعش أمام أشخاص قام بقطع رؤوسهم في العراق وسوريا".


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