February 2021


MAKKAH: Law firms in Saudi Arabia are very much a dime a dozen, but one law firm in Tabuk is showing their power through family unity.

Following one career path, three young lawyers are following their father’s footsteps in the legal profession.

Musaad Al-Saleh, 50, told Arab News that his children chose the profession without any pressure because they saw a career that meets their abilities, adding that they will be “a family that will be difficult to approach.”

Having seen their father work while growing up, the three eldest children, 29-year-old Osama, 25-year-old Jawaher and 23-year-old Haya, are all now practicing lawyers.

“It’s common to find families that inherit the medical, business, trade, carpentry and other professions. Women did not enter the legal profession until recently, and the first license for a woman to practice law was offered about five years ago,” said Al-Saleh.

“My children have followed my line of work. Some of them have specialized in commercial law and the others in criminal law, allowing for diversity in dealing with legal issues in the law firm.”

He said that many families follow older generations into a profession, and that now, through women’s empowerment in the Kingdom, women in the family have been able to play the societal roles assigned to them, adding that he worked in the legal field for more than 25 years until retirement.


Musaad Al-Saleh, 50, told Arab News that his children chose the profession without any pressure because they saw a career that meets their abilities, adding that they will be ‘a family that will be difficult to approach.’

Al-Saleh said that his two daughters graduated from the University of Tabuk’s law department, while his son graduated from Al-Jouf University. Years ago, Al-Saleh had graduated from Al-Madinah University. He stressed that he did not force any of his children to enter the field of law. Rather, it was a choice for each of them. “I only introduced them to the new opportunities awaiting Saudi female lawyers in the sector.”

Family or not, Al-Saleh said that it is business as usual, and that every member of their legal team takes their duties seriously by upholding a professional manner inside the workplace, discussing and analyzing cases, and expressing professional opinions regarding each case they receive.

Complacency, laxity or delay is unacceptable, Al-Saleh added, noting that family bonds should not interfere in the work process to ensure a healthy system.

He said that a common sentiment in the legal community is that a law firm will die with its owner. “But I wanted to change the accepted model, and I tried my best to have my children lead this law firm after me, and maintain its momentum and ensure longevity.

“Being from one family will give them the chance to learn from each other and deal with the issues more professionally.”

As a veteran lawyer, Al-Saleh said he is mostly interested in personal interviews when young men and women apply for work or training at his law firm, adding that a personal touch is important to the formation of a lawyer’s approach.

He said that female lawyers must be attentive, able to present a clear case and communicate information without ambiguity. They will face judges and members of the trial committee and disciplinary bodies — some of whom will be tough. “She must be strong, firm, voice loud and clear and make her case without hesitation.”

Al-Saleh said that he retired after 22 years of service following several positions in the Public Prosecution, and after his young children began to show interest in the legal profession.

First-generation lawyers carry a lot of weight on their shoulders, he said, adding that he “feels a sense of pride” as his children follow his path and pave their own way into the world of law.


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Prince Edward Island public health officials are scheduled to give another briefing late Sunday afternoon after a COVID-19 outbreak centred in the Summerside area led to mass testing and the imposition of circuit break measures for two weeks.

The update, which will feature the latest information from Dr. Heather Morrison, has been scheduled for 4:45 p.m. AT. 


Thousands of Islanders were being tested for COVID-19 over the weekend, with rapid tests being used in some locations. 

Additional businesses closing

Mid-afternoon on Sunday, news broke of some additional operations affected by cases. 

Red Shores Summerside said it will be closed until further notice after the P.E.I. Chief Public Health Office notified it of “a potential exposure to COVID-19.” A statement on the racetrack and casino’s site said Red Shores Charlottetown is not affected and will stay open while observing Morrison’s new restrictions on capacity. 

Also, the Charlottetown-based office of Century 21 Colonial Realty said it would be closed “for the next few days” because of an exposure related to COVID-19. A notice on Facebook added: “The majority of our agents were not in the building during the timeframe of which we are required to contact trace.”

P.E.I. officials have confirmed 12 new cases in the past five days, and identified 12 potential exposure sites in Summerside, Charlottetown and Montague.

They are: 

  • Pita PitSummerside: Feb 19, 11 a.m.-9 pm.; Feb 21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb 22, 12 noon-9 p.m.; Feb 23, 12 noon-9 p.m.; Feb 24, 2-4 p.m.; Feb 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Callbeck’s Home HardwareSummerside: Feb. 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (all dates)
  • Burger King, Granville Street, Summerside: Feb 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feb 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Feb 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Feb. 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.; Feb 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Feb 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Feb 23, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Feb 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Feb 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Dominos Pizza, Summerside: Feb 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 18, 4-11 p.m.; Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Feb 20: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 21, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Feb 22, 4-11 p.m.; Feb 23, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.; Feb 24, 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Shoppers Drug MartSummerside: Feb 21, 10-11 a.m.
  • DollaramaSummerside: Feb 20, 3-4 p.m.
  • SuperstoreMontague: Feb 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Feb 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Tailgate Bar & Grill, Montague: Feb 25, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Iron Haven Gym, Summerside: Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m.; Feb 23, 6-8 p.m.
  • Toys R Us, Charlottetown: Feb 23, 10 a.m.-12 noon
  • Taste of India, Charlottetown: Feb 20, 4-10 p.m.; Feb. 21, 3-9 p.m.; Feb 22, 3-9 p.m.; Feb 23, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • The Breakfast Spot, Summerside: Feb 20, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose. 

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There are around 7,000 known rare diseases with an estimated 300 million patients suffering from such ailments worldwide. Most of the 70 million of such patients, who are in India, have either no access to treatment or are left with very limited options for cure.

On Rare Disease Day 2021, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) called upon all stakeholders concerned to invest in research across the spectrum so that patients with rare diseases and their caregivers can look forward to a better life.

Rare Disease Day is observed annually on the last day of February to raise awareness among people and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

Underscoring the need for more research in the field, ISCR President Chirag Trivedi said: “According to the available data, 1 in 20 people live with a rare disease at some point in their lives. A large number of rare-disease patients are living without access to treatment and management of their conditions either because of lack of awareness, appropriate diagnosis and treatment options. This should be a wake-up call for the clinical research community.”

Rare Disease Day is a day to remind researchers, universities, students, companies, policymakers and clinicians to do more study and make them aware of the importance of research for the rare disease community, the experts opined.

“The United Nations 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals are addressing the needs of patients that are diagnosed with rare diseases through their pledge to leave no one behind. Furthermore, the future goal of Rare Disease Day over the next decade would be to increase the equity for people living with a rare disease and their families,” a statement, issued by the ISCR, said on Sunday.

“Research can lead to the identification of previously unknown diseases, increase our understanding of diseases, enable doctors to provide a correct diagnosis, lead to the development of new innovative treatments and possibly even a cure, reduce costs for healthcare systems and improve the quality of life of patients and their families,” it added.

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Lockdown households and bubbles have been out enjoying the sun this weekend – as temperatures hit a comfortable 11C.

Current coronavirus rules mean people can take exercise with members of their own household, or support bubble. Exercise is also permitted with one other person as long as they stay two-metres apart.

Children’s play areas in the area were particularly busy as most have remained open during lockdown 3.

Our photographer went to five beauty spots in North Staffordshire where most people were abiding by the rules and looking forward to lockdown being lifted.

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LONDON (AP) — Johnny Briggs, a British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. He was 85.

A family statement said Briggs died peacefully Sunday morning after a long illness.

Briggs was a fixture on “Coronation Street,” playing his role for 30 years. Baldwin, a Cockney clothing factory boss, became one of the most memorable characters in the show’s fictional town of Weatherfield. John Whiston, managing director of the drama, said Briggs brought a charisma to his role which made it “very hard to look at anyone else” when he was on screen.

“He truly was one of the most iconic characters the Street has ever known. We wish Johnny’s family all our condolences,” Whiston said in a statement.

Briggs made his debut on the show as Baldwin in 1976, and remained until 2006. In the early 1980s, his character’s affair with married Deidre Barlow, played by Anne Kirkbride, gripped the nation and was one of the show’s most popular storylines. Around 12 million viewers tuned in when his character died of a heart attack.

Briggs was appointed an MBE, or a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honors in 2006.

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With a target to impact the lives of 5 million users, SARVA and Diva Yoga has announced a through our one-year free yoga and mindfulness programme across the globe in the next 365 days. IANSlife spoke to Sarvesh Shashi, Co-Founder, SARVA and Diva Yoga, who talks about the initiative, and how yoga is growing across the world. Excerpts:

Q: Tell us more about this initiative?

A: The one-year free yoga program is actually the brainchild of the year 2020. We all struggled with our health and fitness in 2020. Insomnia was rampant. A lot of people experienced stress over the pandemic and the lockdown, which is when most of them turned to some sort of wellness programmes at home. That’s when we chose to start giving yoga classes for free. And members really benefited from these.

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As 2021 came, we thought it was time to ramp it up. Anxiety about the lockdown ending is causing just as much stress. Travelling with public transport, dealing with the busy lives today became harder and more challenging with the added stress of a pandemic. Hence we decided to keep going with the free yoga programme that would allow everyone to explore how yoga can benefit them, because this is the moment that we have to endure our fears and step out. Do away with our anxieties and restart again. Hence, the one year free yoga programme, promises to introduce different forms of yoga to someone from the comfort of their home and empowers them to do more with their health.

Q: How do you see yoga growing in India?

A: By absolute leaps and bounds. Globally there are 200 million yoga practitioners in the world, half of these are in India as well. Yoga has been the authentic practice from India and we are re-awakening to the power of this practice. More and more beginners want to try yoga. And we’re also glad to say that more than half of our SARVA app users are beginners. It’s great to see that more and more beginners are attracted to the practice of yoga.

With a target to impact the lives of 5 million users, SARVA and Diva Yoga has announced a through our one-year free yoga and mindfulness programme across the globe in the next 365 days. Pexels

Q: How has yoga changed your life?

A: I started practicing yoga at the age of six and I felt a massive shift in my existence in my teens. I took up yoga to become a star cricketer of sorts but life had something entirely different planned for me. I defined my life with the three A’s — Arrogance, Anger and Attitude, which disappeared as I realised how powerful the practice of yoga can make someone.

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Q: How would you motivate people to include yoga or any other form of exercise in their daily life?

A: I think movement is critical for the body and the mind. For the body because statistics are showing us, the longer we sit, the worse we’re making our health. So, start small and simple. Even if it’s a 5-minute yoga routine and slowly make space for more. And movement for the mind is essential in two ways, the more you move, it balances your happy hormones, it puts you in a good mood. The second way is yoga or meditation allows you to move your focus inwards. So as the body moves, we must remember to move the mind inwards as as well. (IANS/KR)

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Tom Ford’s latest collection flourishes as luxurious Ready-To-Wear.

Being that Tom Ford is known primarily for his impeccably tailored menswear and stylish eveningwear, his RTW is an exciting departure into more informal territory.

His latest relies on a mixture of leather, lace, animal print, and pops of neon – giving this collection a reference to the rock-and-roll ’80s, where the likes of Madonna would have worn some of these pieces. And if you feel you are missing out on some of Tom Ford’s classic suit jackets and blazers, there are some here for you, reenvisioned in satiny cheetah print.

Overall, this collection blisters with opportunities to bring out your inner rockstar. If Miley can do it, so can we.

Just throw on a pair of those acid wash jeans and you’re already on your way.

Check out the rest of Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection down below.

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Sephora Canada’s best new launches of the month have arrived. Image via Sephora.

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As this month comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of Sephora‘s best new beauty launches. February boasted a bevvy of lush skincare and makeup products, many from brands that are highly adored by editors and shoppers alike.

Some exciting new launches included top picks from cult-favourite brands like Caudalie and Benefit Cosmetics, as well as innovative new formulas from newcomers like Fenty Skin and Milk Makeup.

To help you navigate the newest launches, we’ve rounded up the best skincare and makeup products at every price point that we were loving this past month.

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Best buys under $25

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara. Image via Sephora

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mascara. Image via Sephora

Benefit Cosmetics has always reigned supreme in the brow and mascara game, and their latest launch was a buzzworthy addition to their collection of products. It’s an extreme lengthening and lifting mascara, which is powered by magnetic technology to deliver up to 36 hours of wear and 40 percent longer lashes. The lash brush features a magnetically charged core, which works to pull the magnetic, mineral-enriched formula to the tips of the lashes for extreme length and a powerful lift.

SHOP IT: Sephora, from $20

Best buys under $40

BITE Beauty Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner. Image via Sephora

BITE Beauty Upswing Extreme Longwear Liquid Eyeliner. Image via Sephora

New to the market is a clean, highly pigmented liquid eyeliner from Bite Beauty that’s billed as being “made by and for control freaks.” This precision liner is meant to smoothly glide onto the eyes for easy application and extreme long wear. It even contains passionflower extract to avoid flaking throughout the day.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $33

Milk Makeup Electric Glossy Lip Plumper. Image via Sephora

Milk Makeup Electric Glossy Lip Plumper. Image via Sephora

Glossy lips are once again enjoying a moment in the spotlight, and Milk Makeup’s new Electric Glossy Lip Plumper is one high-shine lip gel that gives the illusion of fuller-looking lips. It’s hydrating, plumping and moisturizing, with a gel balm formula that comes in six sheer shades for a subtle hint of colour.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $33

Caudalie Vinoclean Moisturizing Toner with Rose Water

Caudalie Vinoclean Moisturizing Toner with Rose Water. Image via Sephora

One of the newest products in Caudalie’s Vinoclean collection is the Moisturizing Toner, which harnesses the power of rose water to tone and mattify the skin. With a 99 per cent natural, alcohol-free, and vegan formula, this toner hydrates and soothes skin, leaving it feeling clean, fresh and softened.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $35

innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed. Image via Sephora

innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed. Image via Sephora

Innisfree, one of Korea’s top beauty brands, finally made its way to Sephora Canada in February, with 28 of its hero products hitting shelves. If you’re looking to give them a try, add their Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed to your routine – it’s one of the brand’s most popular products, with one bottle sold every 10 seconds globally.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $35

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream. Image via Sephora

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream. Image via Sephora

Launched this month was a new addition to the Glow Recipe watermelon family: the Pink Dream Body Cream. It’s a lightweight body lotion that hydrates and smooths the skin with watermelon seed butter, hibiscus AHA, and hyaluronic acid for hydration.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $37

Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm. Image via Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm. Image via Sephora

The latest launch from Charlotte Tilbury already has makeup lovers raving, with a silky formula that combines the hydration of a balm and the pigment of a lipstick. It also contains nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rich emollients for a glossy finish.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $39

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Fenty Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream. Image via Sephora

Fenty Flash Nap Instant Revival Eye Gel-Cream. Image via Sephora

Targeting dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, this two-in-one eye cream and concealing primer transforms tired-looking eyes by covering puffiness and under-eye circles. It contains horse chestnut, a flowering tree that aims to reduce the look of puffiness; hyaluronic acid for hydration and green tea, an antioxidant to help defend against environmental stressors.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $42

fresh Kombucha 2-in-1 No-Rinse Cleanser & Prebiotic Treatment. Image via Sephora

fresh Kombucha 2-in-1 No-Rinse Cleanser & Prebiotic Treatment. Image via Sephora

Fresh’s new no-rinse cleanser has already earned a 4.5 star rating on Sephora’s website thanks to its one-step cleansing treatment that removes makeup, impurities and refines the look of pores. It also feeds the skin’s microbiome with prebiotic inulin to keep skin balanced, and improves the look of dullness and dehydration.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $58

Best buys over $60

Guerlain L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte Longwear Foundation. Image via Sephora

Guerlain L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte Longwear Foundation. Image via Sephora

Guerlain’s L’Essentiel High Perfection foundation is made with a 96 percent naturally derived formula, blending ingredients that allow the skin to breathe while preserving natural hydration and protecting it from daily external aggressors. Available in a range of 30 shades, it offers a natural matte finish with full coverage that lasts for up to 24 hours.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $69

Best buys over $70

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. Image via Sephora

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil. Image via Sephora

Oribe’s new Gold Lust collection is built to restore hair to its youthful state. The Nourishing Hair Oil is a light, multi-use oil that absorbs quickly, adding shine, hydration and silkiness without weighing hair down.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $70

Kérastase Blond Absolu Strengthening Hair Mask. Image via Sephora

Kérastase Blond Absolu Strengthening Hair Mask. Image via Sephora

This extremely hydrating and conditioning hair mask helps repair blonde hair that’s been damaged from lightening treatments. The formula includes hyaluronic acid and edelweiss-in-oil as to provide strength and moisture for soft, shiny, blonde hair.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $72

Dermalogica Melting Moisture Mask. Image via Sephora

Dermalogica Melting Moisture Mask. Image via Sephora

This nourishing and replenishing face mask provides extreme hydration to chronically dry skin. it contains mango seed butter, shea butter and a blend of mimosa, sunflower, and jojoba oils to provide powerful hydrating benefits. It also includes linoleic acid, a fatty acid that locks in moisture for a soft and supple look.

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